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Old 12-17-10, 08:32 AM
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the star trek universal translator is finally here

this app just came out of iOS and will probably come to Android soon. very cool

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Re: the star trek universal translator is finally here

I want one.
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Wow! I'll finally be able to read all the billboards in my neighborhood!*





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Wow, that's pretty fucking cool.
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http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-...383463868?mt=8

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Finally I will be able to read Shakespeare in the original Klingon.
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The word replacement technology is neat, but the translation software is still the standard run-each-word-through-a-dictionary-and-hope-the-result-makes-sense algorhithm that everyone's been using since Babelfish came out. The app will be useful for street signs, but anything with complex grammar (or just a language with a different word-order) will end up gibberish. It's far from a Universal Translator.
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It also doesn't change voices on the fly, what a ripoff.
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Re: the star trek universal translator is finally here

I suppose one could just learn more languages. Then you wouldn't have to worry about your battery running down.
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Re: the star trek universal translator is finally here

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
The word replacement technology is neat, but the translation software is still the standard run-each-word-through-a-dictionary-and-hope-the-result-makes-sense algorhithm that everyone's been using since Babelfish came out. The app will be useful for street signs, but anything with complex grammar (or just a language with a different word-order) will end up gibberish. It's far from a Universal Translator.
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¡Nunca coloque el papel en el baño, ya que va a tapar!
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Finally I will be able to read Shakespeare in the original Klingon.
That is what I thought.
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That is what I thought.
Great minds.
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Re: the star trek universal translator is finally here

well the app is free but you have to pay $4.99 for the translator, only spanish is on there so far
separate price for E>S and another $4.99 for S>E
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Re: the star trek universal translator is finally here

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Finally I will be able to read Shakespeare in the original Klingon.
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That is what I thought.
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Great minds.


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Old 12-17-10, 12:26 PM
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Re: the star trek universal translator is finally here

this app just came out of iOS and will probably come to Android soon.
I don't even know what the fuck that means. Is Android inhabited? How do we get there?
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Re: the star trek universal translator is finally here

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
The word replacement technology is neat, but the translation software is still the standard run-each-word-through-a-dictionary-and-hope-the-result-makes-sense algorhithm that everyone's been using since Babelfish came out. The app will be useful for street signs, but anything with complex grammar (or just a language with a different word-order) will end up gibberish. It's far from a Universal Translator.
The limitations are obvious, but it's still a cool app. I'd get a Chinese version too.

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I suppose one could just learn more languages. Then you wouldn't have to worry about your battery running down.
Yes, but then I'd have to upgrade my memory.
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zzzzzziiiiiiiinnnnnnnggggggg!

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Yes, but then I'd have to upgrade my memory.
good thing ram prices are dropping...
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I thought the video was going to get much more interesting around the 0:51 mark.
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well the app is free but you have to pay $4.99 for the translator, only spanish is on there so far
separate price for E>S and another $4.99 for S>E
Yea, that part is b.s. I dl'd it, but haven't bought any packs yet.

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