Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Google Translate Takes On Poetry

WSJ: "Translating poetry is a fraught endeavor. Some would say it’s impossible for even the most creative, sensitive and literate translator to transpose the interplay of rhyme, meter, sound and meaning from one language to another without losing something crucial along the way. How much more impossible, one would think, for a soulless computer. But recently three engineers who work on Google Translate have been experimenting with just that: computer translated poetry...."