SpeakLike: Real-Time IM Translation

SpeakLike Im translation

SpeakLike, the first instant messaging(IM) service for accurate, real-time translation chat across different languages. You type text in your language, and others see it in theirs.

Very cool idea…though they are using real people for now to accurately translate in real-time. I’m sure computers will accurately do this down the road, otherwise, those real-time phone translators we all saw in those AT&T commercials in the 90’s should be coming soon.. I’ve seen a few in action.

FYI: Blahblahfish is a pretty hilarious site that translates English to another language and back again for some rather messed up sentences.

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4 Responses to “SpeakLike: Real-Time IM Translation”

  1. TOMAS Says:

    I think the service uses both computers and people at the moment – I’m assuming the computers do the bulk translation and then the people check it over and make any corrections.

  2. tango! Says:

    yeah, they use both, ….i think the computer translates, then a person manually fixes it…but still, it’s one person to maybe 2-5 conversations at a a time. very soon, all will be automated…robots taking over the world..yarrrr

  3. TOMAS Says:

    Ha Ha, true – true. šŸ™‚

  4. Paul Says:

    Hey all — just came across this post. To clarify, SpeakLike actually relies on qualified ‘real people’ to translate text. I encourage you to sign up and try us out!

    All the best from NYC SpeakLike office,

    Paul

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