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Google Starts Translation Community from MCU

Google Ink officers interact with journalism and communication studies students

Bhopal, 13 April, 2016 : The translation in English to Hindi and other Indian languages and vice versa is not accurate generally through Google online translation service had came afore in the 10th World Hindi Conference. Now, Google has focused on increasing online translation skills for better translation. Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication will help in this regard to Google. The Google has started the translation community with the help of  MCU.

An interaction was held in this regard between students and Google officers. Students with equal command on Hindi and English got registered for helping the company.

In interaction, Google tech head (localisation and globalisation) Pravin Das said, Google is providing translation service in 103 languages of the world. Translation quality is higher in some of the languages and around 95 percent text could be translated exactly. But, there is a need of improvement in translation in English to Indian languages and translation among Indian languages. Word by word translation is accurate but it is not proper in sentences. There is need of improvement in translation of sentences.

Das further said accuracy in machine translation depends on availability of parallel corpus of two languages in which translation is being made. If parallel corpus is rich, the quality of translation will be better. He said students of journalism and communication studies could play an effective role in enriching the parallel corpus because of their command over Hindi and English both.

Presiding over the programme, vice-chancellor Brij Kishore Kuthiala said the support from the university in this task will provide benefit to all in the society. This is a needed step in promoting use of Hindi on internet.

Around 200 students, teachers and officers participated in the programme. Students got registered on the spot for increasing translation accuracy. MCU was the associate organizer in the 10th World Hindi Conference. Google decided to take help of the university in enriching its translation service on the basis of students' feedback and efforts made by the university in promoting accuracy of  Hindi language.

Google has started 'Google Translate Community' platform to increase its translation skills. It is roping in students, research scholars and professional translators. Students, on their Google account, will translate selected sentences while adding in with Google Translate Community (GTC). Professional translators will check them. Students can also check any translation. As parallel corpus will enrich, Google will provide better translation facility with accuracy.