Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Bad Auto-Translation Feedback Loop

An 'Economic Burden' Google Can No Longer Bear? "Google is dropping an automatic-translation tool, because overuse by spam-bloggers is flooding the internet with sloppily translated text, which in turn is making computerized translation even sloppier."

1 comment:

Karl said...

This example nicely illustrates closed loop feedback in a complex system. I think there are some parallels to be drawn with current political "debate" which often use circular or even self-referential sourcing.