Google has announced the next big step for its translation services, making it even better by introducing Neural Machine Translation.
Since 10 years, Google has come a long way by making constant changes and improvements for the translation services and now, it supports over 100 different languages. With the launch of the new update, Google aims to make it better by well, making the results less robotic and more human like. The new method translates whole sentences at a time instead of converting word-by-word, making it sound more natural.
Neural Machine Translation is not a new field that Google is working on, it has been there for some years now. This technique makes use of broader context to generate most relevant translations. These translations are then rearranged to make it sound more human with proper use of grammar. Since translation which is done at sentence level is much easier to understand, the paragraphs and articles translated this way will be easier and much smoother to read too.
Neural Machine Translation uses end-to-end learning system, which helps for the system to learn as time passes and generate more natural translations. This update is currently set to translate 8 different languages and Google aims at applying it for all the 103 languages that translation services currently offers.
The update can now be used with the help of Google Translate app available for android, Google search and on the web. Google also stated that it will be relying on the Translate Community for contributions and for reviewing the translations.