language technology

Universal translator vs Google translate

A reader asked me on Linkedin if Universal translator was based on Google translate. I investigated, but I didn’t get any good information so I made a comparison by machine translating the same content with Universal translator and then with Google translate.

  1. the first article, first clause of the European Constitution – Establishment of the Union (here the full version);
  2. the first part of an article from the French newspaper l’Express on Youtube, click here to read the full text;
  3. the receipt of a famous French dish, Canard à l’orange, click here to read it.

The first paragraph comes from google translate, the second from last post about Universal translator, click here if you missed it.

GOOGLE TRANSLATE
Reflecting the will of the citizens and States of Europe to build a common future, this Constitution establishes the European Union, to which the Member States confer competences to attain objectives. The Union shall coordinate the policies of the Member States aim to achieve these objectives, and shall exercise on a Community basis the competences they confer on it.

UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR
Reflecting the will of the citizens and States of Europe to build a common future, this Constitution establishes the European Union, to which the Member States confer competences to attain objectives. The Union shall coordinate the policies of the Member States aim to achieve these objectives, and shall exercise on a Community basis the competences they confer on it.

GOOGLE TRANSLATE
After the free channels, Youtube should go to paying. To believe the information on the website AdAge, Google’s platform could launch a bouquet of 25 channels next spring, with a subscription of 1 for $ 5 per month. Next logical step in the development of Youtube on the market, which could revolutionize the industry with the advent of connected TV.

UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR
After the free channels, Youtube should go to paying. To believe the information on the website AdAge, Google’s platform could launch a bouquet of 25 channels next spring, with a subscription of 1 for $ 5 per month. Next logical step in the development of Youtube on the market, which could revolutionize the industry with the advent of connected TV.

GOOGLE TRANSLATE
In a casserole dish with lid, brown the duck pieces without fat, and set aside. Remove the fat from the pan and brown the pieces of onion and orange slices. Add the sugar, vinegar, and caramelize. Then deglaze with the orange juice. Put the pieces of duck and add unpeeled garlic, thyme and bay leaf. Salt and pepper, add the chicken stock and 1/4 liter of water, then cover and cook for 45 minutes in the oven and cover. Arrange the duck legs in plate, accompanied by fried potatoes and greens!

UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR
In a casserole dish with lid, brown the duck pieces without fat, and set aside. Remove the fat from the pan and brown the pieces of onion and orange slices. Add the sugar, vinegar, and caramelize. Then deglaze with the orange juice. Put the pieces of duck and add unpeeled garlic, thyme and bay leaf. Salt and pepper, add the chicken stock and 1/4 liter of water, then cover and cook for 45 minutes in the oven and cover. Arrange the duck legs in plate, accompanied by fried potatoes and greens!

What do you think? I would say that Universal Translator is based on Google Translate 🙂

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