What Happened to Google Translate? The rise of Google Translate

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What Happened to Google Translate? The rise of Google Translate

Have you ever imagined how difficult it would be to read and understand articles that are not written in English or any other language you may understand? Well, that was the reality for so many some 15 years ago when Google Translate hadn’t been launched yet. Since its launch in 2006, as is discussed in detail over at runrex.com, Google Translate has gradually improved over the years to such point that enables one to not only translate a word or two but auto-translate entire paragraphs or even entire news articles. All you have to do is click a button and voila, you are able to translate text to a language you can understand. This has helped break down barriers and connect people in ways never seen before by simply allowing them to connect and interact. It has helped people do business, seek medical attention, find directions, get crucial products and services and so forth, and it is no exaggeration to say that Google Translate is one of  Google’s most useful tools out there. What is more, is that it is free. So, how did a tool that initially supported only 2 languages and had users only in their hundreds grow to be the world’s best-known free tool for machine translation with support for over 100 languages and with hundreds of millions of users? Well, this article, with the help of the gurus over at guttulus.com, will look to take a look at the rise of Google Translate.

The history of Google Translate can actually be traced back to 2004, 2 years before it was actually launched, when Google co-founder Sergey Brin became frustrated with a particular translation program Google was licensing. This program actually translated an important email into “The sliced raw fish shoes it wishes/ Google green onion thing!” as is covered in detail over at runrex.com. This got Brin thinking and planted the first seeds for a translation tool, and two years later, Google Translate was launched. The tool initially only had support for two languages as mentioned above, but over the years has been adding more and more languages. It has also gone from only translating text, to translating voice and even signs which has definitely helped make it even popular. One of the things that massively contributed to the rise of Google Translate, as per the gurus over at guttulus.com, was that it has was and is crowd based. This means that, if you use it to translate something and it gives you a result, it will invite you to offer a better translation of the same. People have taken it up on this invitation, and over the years its database has gotten more and more refined, making it more and more accurate.

After it was launched, the rise of Google Translator was unprecedented as it became one of the most popular tools out there. As per the subject matter experts over at runrex.com, it was integrated to virtually every Google service and product from Chrome and browsing to Gmail and email services and so forth. The next milestone in the rise of Google translate came in 2010 when Google launched the Google Translate mobile app. This made translation even easier and the app was well received as can be expected. After the launch of the app came the next phase in the rise of Google Translate as the app got a major machine learning update with the neural machine learning translation technology, which is a new method of teaching computers to translate human languages and allows the app to translate whole sentences at a time rather than how it was before when it could only translate phrases piece-by-piece. This made translation even more accurate as is discussed in detail over at the highly regarded guttulus.com.

With the new technology, Google Translate and the app has seen the introduction of so many useful features such as the ability to be able to translate all sorts of signs, including those written in Cyrillic alphabet for example among others, as discussed over at runrex.com. This has made Google Translate very useful to travelers in foreign countries as it allows them to translate all sorts of signs such as road signs among others. On top of this, the translation technology is more accurate now that you can have whole conversations by simply holding your phone or tablet to another person and have the app translate to you what is being said in a feature that is known as “conversation mode”, and one that is discussed in detail over at guttulus.com. The rise of Google Translate also has seen the introduction of an amazing camera function on the app that allows a camera to scan and translate text in real time. This has made translation of things such as signs, menus and the likes extremely easy and accurate. Google has also moved to ensure the app is able to work offline without a glitch and all you need to do is download the necessary language pack and with that the app will be able to do everything from conversation mode to the camera function without an internet connection allowing the app to save you from rising roaming charges which can be a big issue when you are travelling. Google has made over 60 languages available for instant offline download which is something that has definitely contributed to the rise of Google Translate.

Google Translate has definitely been one of the most helpful tools out there allowing us to break barriers like never before, and you can learn more about it by checking out the highly regarded runrex.com and guttulus.com