Jollo

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Jollo was an online translation website where users can instantly translate texts into 23 languages, request human translations from a community of volunteers around the world and compare the correctness of several leading Machine Translation websites. It is currently dead.

System[edit]

Jollo was a free Web 2.0 website that is attempting to redefine the way in which people translate online through the use of existing machine translation websites and a community of volunteers who correct and rate translations. The system relies on a similar methodology as computer-assisted translation to ensure translation quality, and features a public translation memory that records past translations.[1]

Jollo received some notable media attention. According to The Daily Telegraph.[2] According to the popular blog KillerStartups [3] Jollo combines the best of two worlds - the speed of machine translations plus the benefit of human reviews to ensure translation quality. According to blogger Jeffrey Hill from The English Blog [4] the community features make Jollo an interesting alternative to other online translation services.

Development[edit]

The Jollo website is currently classified as beta.

Jollo is developed using LAMP and has been praised for its colorful graphics and simple user interface.

Jollo currently offers a simple web-based API that can be used for translations. For example, http://www.jollo.com/translate.php?st=I%20love%20you&sl=en&tl=zh, is used to translate the sentence "I love you" from English into Chinese.

Status[edit]

The website is dead as of Jan 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jollo.com FAQ, Jollo.com, http://www.jollo.com/faq.php Accessed Dec 8, 2008.
  2. ^ "Flinder Boyd's favourite websites", Flinder Boyd, The Daily Telegraph, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/olympics/london2012/3568810/Flinder-Boyds-favourite-websites.html, Dec 6, 2008. Accessed Dec 7, 2008.
  3. ^ "Jollo.com - Get The Best Translation Online, KillerStartups, http://www.killerstartups.com/Site-Reviews/jollo-com-get-the-best-translation-online, Dec 3, 2008. Accessed Dec 8, 2008.
  4. ^ "Jollo - Online Translation Community, The English Blog, http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/english/2008/12/jollo-online-translation-community.html, Dec 4, 2008. Accessed Dec 8, 2008.

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