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You can now count on the Google Translation app to settle your dinner-table debates over popular Hindi dialogues and what they actually mean.
Google says it has improved the way its namesake translation service parses Hindi, Russian and Vietnamese languages, now funnelling them through its AI-powered deep neural networks.
The company says starting in the next couple of weeks, it would be translating an entire sentence of Hindi, Russian and Vietnamese in one go, rather than handling few words and small phrases as it does currently.
Google began using deep neural networks for translating languages last year. With deep neutral network, the company says translations are “more accurate and sound closer to the way people speak the language.”
It is already using it to translate over half a dozen languages including Turkish, Portuguese, and Japanese.
Translation isn’t an easy job, even for computers. But Google Translate, among other services including rival’s Bing Translate, have come a long way helping people get their message conveyed in other languages and survive during foreign trips.
Google still relies on phased-conversion in its translation service, which supports over 100 languages. But it is slowly bringing deep neural network to more languages.
It’s a welcome move and people, especially in developing regions, can benefit from it on a daily-basis. Hindi is the most spoken language in India, while English is still trying to find a balance. With Indians increasingly coming online and searching for courses and guides on the web, any change is good news.