Off topic: Always be careful with MT!
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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:35
cseh - német
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Mar 24, 2016

Make sure not to leave your passport at home

Achten Sie darauf nicht, lassen Sie Ihren Pass zu Hause


CafeTran just wanted me to accept this German sentence


Sorry, here's the retranslation (for Robin and all the others): "Don't care, leave your passport at home"

[Edited at 2016-03-25 10:06 GMT]


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Ricki Farn
Németország
Local time: 02:35
Tag (2005 óta)
angol - német
Oy vey! Mar 24, 2016

At least if you do forget your passport, you can blame it on technology ...

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Robin Levey
Chile
Local time: 21:35
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Would anyone ... Mar 24, 2016

... care to share the joke with those of us who dropped out of learning German waaaaaaay back in the 1960s?

RL


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NancyLynn
Kanada
Local time: 20:35
Tag (2002 óta)
francia - angol
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A fórum moderátora
Even Google Translate knows... Mar 25, 2016

the German sentence states: not sure, leave your passport at home

So why does CafeTran not know this?


[Edited at 2016-03-25 05:13 GMT]


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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
Hollandia
Local time: 02:35
angol - holland
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Another classic Mar 25, 2016

If you type the Dutch sentence:
Er klopt helemaal niets van deze vertaling
into GT, you will get (in EVERY language):
There is nothing wrong with this translation

Which is the exact opposite of what was said. And the exact opposite of the process itself.

(more or less literal translation of the Dutch:
There is-correct entirely nothing of this translation)


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thaiföld
Local time: 07:35
Tag (2004 óta)
angol - thai
+ ...
MT gives opposite phrases Jun 19

Jan Willem van Dormolen wrote:

If you type the Dutch sentence:
Er klopt helemaal niets van deze vertaling
into GT, you will get (in EVERY language):
There is nothing wrong with this translation

Which is the exact opposite of what was said. And the exact opposite of the process itself.

(more or less literal translation of the Dutch:
There is-correct entirely nothing of this translation)


I still wonder why most MT intentionally give opposite translation of phrases. MT omits adverbs e.g. not, no .... and the translated sentence comes into a disaster.
Can programmers fix this algorithm of weak point?

Dr. Soonthon Lupkitaro
Bangkok, Thailand


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CafeTran Training
Hollandia
Local time: 02:35
Tag (2016 óta)
Integrated engines for Machine Translation Jun 19

Charlotte Blank wrote:

Achten Sie darauf nicht, lassen Sie Ihren Pass zu Hause


CafeTran just wanted me to accept this German sentence



Was it CafeTran that suggested this translation, or rather any of the engines for Machine Translation, that can be integrated (by default MyMemory, optional Yandex, Google Translate and Microsoft Translator)?


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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:35
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not sure Jun 19

I don't remember exactly but as I don't (and didn't) have any external MT engine activated it probably came from inside.

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