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Bug 3800 - Automated Translation of Wikipedia articles integrated in Mediawiki
Automated Translation of Wikipedia articles integrated in Mediawiki
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-10-26 14:59 UTC by Mathias Schindler
Modified: 2005-10-26 20:23 UTC (History)
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Description Mathias Schindler 2005-10-26 14:59:25 UTC
The DFKI (Geman research lab for AI) has released a GPL licensed version of a
translation tool.

This tool is able at least to attempt translation from major (European) languages. 

It would be quite nice if Mediawiki could support any kind of automated
translation in a more or less distant future. This is nothing for MediaWiki 1.5.

The actual main problems are the translation process itself and a proper
integration into the user interface. One could assume that encyclopedia articles
are not the worst to translate as they (at least should) aim to a clear,
non-ambiguous language.
Comment 1 Sascha René Leib 2005-10-26 20:02:33 UTC
I have recently tried the excellent online collaborative localization tools on
the Ubuntu web site, and I believe that this is the better approach. Anybody
cares to have a look at it?
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-10-26 20:23:46 UTC
Automated translation is poor all around. There are always third-party tools on the net 
for those who wish to toy with such, however.

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