Semi-mechanizing the DTTP translations

Hannie Dumoleyn lafeber-dumoleyn2 at
Mon Dec 17 16:58:58 UTC 2012

Hello Pierre,
This is a very good idea! I have just uploaded the first part of the 
incomplete Dutch translation (900kb) to GTT.

Op 17-12-12 12:55, Pierre Slamich schreef:
> The DDTP represent around 50 000 strings to translate * 140 languages. 
> On very good weeks, a typical translation team translates 500 strings 
> (see UWN for examples weekly figures).
> Would take a lot of weeks (years?) with highly motivated volunteers of 
> a large translation team, working non-stop, at their best to get done 
> with it.
> Thus we had the idea to delegate initial translation suggestions to 
> Google Translator Kit and review translations with humans to speed the 
> process.
> We successfully did an import for circa 40 000 French strings  (yup 
> you read that right) this week-end in a mock project called DDTP 
> Automation (
> To keep it short, the translations from this project appear as 
> suggestions in the French DDTP, and can be reviewed by actual translators.
> We've started using them, and it turns out that a lot of them are 
> actually useful and are speeding up the translation process a lot.
> We detailed the (somewhat) tedious process in English at 
> Questions and inquiries welcome.
> Pierre
> ---
> pierre.slamich at <mailto:pierre.slamich at>

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