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Type of site
|Statistical machine translation|
|Available in||95 languages, see features|
Interface: English, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian
|Launched||March 22, 2011|
The service uses a self-learning statistical machine translation, developed by Yandex. The system constructs the dictionary of correspondences based on the analysis of millions of translated texts. In order to translate the text, the computer first compares it to a database of words. The computer then compares the text to the base language models, trying to determine the meaning of an expression in the context of the text.
The translation function obtained in the search results pages (on the button "Translate") appeared in 2009 and was carried out on the basis of PROMT.
In addition, the translator is built into the Yandex.Browser and automatically offers to translate text from supported foreign languages.
From September 2017 Yandex.Translator began the transition to the neural network for better translation.
As of April 2019, translation is available in 95 languages:
- Amharic β
- Bashkir β
- Burmese β
- Elvish (Sindarin) α
- Haitian Creole
- Hill Mari β
- Japanese β
- Kyrgyz β
- Lao β
- Meadow Mari β
- Mongolian β
- Papiamento β
- Scottish Gaelic
- Tajik β
- Tamil β
- Tatar β
- Udmurt β
- Uzbek β
- Xhosa β
The translation direction is determined automatically. There is the possible translation of single words, whole texts and individual web pages. When you manually enter text, the system will prompt the pop-up window. There is the possibility of a two-window view of the translation and the original web pages. In addition to machine translation, there is also an accessible and complete English-Russian and Russian-English dictionary. There is an app for devices based on the iOS software, Windows Phone and Android. You can listen to the pronunciation of the translation and the original text (synthesised female voice).
Translations of sentences and words can be added to "Favorites" — the relevant section is below the input field.
Yandex.Translate, like other automatic translation tools, has its limitations. This tool is intended to help the reader understand the general meaning of the text in a foreign language, but it does not provide accurate translations. According to the head of the service, Alexei Baitin, machine translation cannot be compared to a literary text.
|“||Previously, machine translation was based on "the meaning of the text" model: take any language, translate the words in the universal language of the senses, and then translate these meanings in the words of another language - and obtain the translated text. This model prevailed in the 1970s-1980s and automated in the 1990s. All translations of the 1990s built on this ideology. In the 2000s, there was a search, and it became clear: to translate the text, does not necessarily understand the meaning. Humanity has translated so much already that the probability of finding two similar network in the text in different languages is quite large. How to determine that it is the same text? Very simple. They contain many of the same words. If the document of 1,000 words dictionary 800 are a pair, then most likely, it is a translation from one language to another. And then it is already possible to break the text into paragraphs, to offer and something to do with this work. That is, the machine translations are not words, but finished pieces, the machine is capable of doing. In fact, if you think about it, this method of translation even more consistent with the way a person learns the language as a child in real life. After all, we hardly think in terms of "meaning-text", when we say, for example: "Take a pear".||”|
In addition to the free version for users, there is a commercial API online translator (free up to 10 million characters, then paid), designed primarily for the localization of sites of Internet shops and travel companies.
- the mobile app for iOS is available for the transliteration of the Arabic, Armenian, Chinese (Pinyin), Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean and Persian languages;
- voice input;
- photo text translation feature (uses its own OCR (optical character recognition) technology) - in apps for mobile phones;
- the "Suggest translation" button (user patches to help improve the quality of machine translations);
- the "Favorites" section, where you can add translations of individual words and sentences;
- virtual keyboard.
- Yandex has launched an online translation service
- Yandex has got its own interpreter
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- ""Yandex" has learned to translate the texts online". vesti.ru. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
- Yandex.Translator for Wikipedia
- Thanks to Wikipedia appeared Yandex machine translation of texts
- Service Yandex.Translation was released out of beta
- Yandex.Translation — pocket translator for iPhone
- Favourites on the web service
- Lenta.ru: Internet: "Yandex" has launched an online translator of texts
- Sokolov-Mitrich D. V. (2014). Yandex.Book. Real stories (10000 экз (copies) ed.). M.: Mann, Ivanov and Ferber. p. 368. ISBN 978-5-00057-092-0.
- "Yandex" has started to sell services online translation
- It's time to travel!
- Translate photo
- Yandex.Translate (in English)