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A method of self-improvement translation with machine translation and social translation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244449D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-13
Document File: 5 page(s) / 59K

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Abstract

This invention allows the users to customize translations and share their translations to other users. Also, a translation collection or version can be created and shared through group collaboration. With this invention, machine translation may be used in a very initial version to accelerate product release. In these processes, social activities can be applied. Furthermore, the information and data generated during these processes can be used and analyzed to improve translation quality of products and translation accuracy of machine translation.

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A method of self

A method of self-

In the software developing life cycle, the translation is done by delivering the English translation source file to native speaker in each country to translate as the 1st time. While getting the translation files back, developer would build those translation files to product as part of source code, and provide the translated panel in User Interface (UI) to native speaker to verify translation quality according context, and Translator would update the translation as the 2nd time. It has limitations like below:


1. The translation is done separately from the real product User Interface that translator can't better understand the real scenario how the strings would display to UI and what's the proper translation according context.

2. During the translation quality verification, Translator need to adjust the translation and return to development to re-do the build. That's time-consuming and reduce the translation efficiency.

3. The Translator are language expertise and would have different knowledge background with the software end-user (for example, the information technical user), the pre-defined translation maybe not suitable for the real user.

4. There's no translation feedback mechanisms from end user regarding the translation quality.

Core Idea

Core Idea:

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This invention allows the users to customize translations and share their translations to other users. Also, a translation collection or version can be created and shared through group collaboration. With this invention, machine translation may be used in a very initial version to accelerate product release. In these processes, social activities can be applied. Furthermore, the information and data generated during these processes can be used and analyzed to improve translation quality of products and translation accuracy of machine translation.

Processes associated with this invention are documented below. And these processes may be used together or independently.


1. To translate the original text into other language text using machine translation.

1.1 In one embodiment of this invention, all text phrases of product are translated by machine translation engine.

1.2 In another embodiment, only parts of product (such as functions that are not often used) are translated by machine translation.
1.3 In another embodiment, machine translation is not used.


2. Method to customize translations by users through social collaboration and translation management cloud.
2.1 The users can customize their own translations with different social and collaborative ways.


2.1.1 The user can change the translations with their wanted logic and words, then submit and share the changed translations to other users via translation management cloud.

2.1.2 The user can select a translation item from a set of shared translations which may be submitted by other users.

2.1.3 A user group or a user can create a translation collection based on an existing translation collectio...