New Feature Added In Google Translate App, Here’s How To Use It

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Google has planned to roll out an update in its Google Translate app which will allow the users to translate even if their device is not connected to the internet. Back in 2016, Google had introduced the ‘Neural Machine Translation’ in order to make the translation of the languages easier. The Google Translate app will now be introduced in the offline mode which will be available for both the Android and iOS users.

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The new feature of the Google Translate will work similarly as the neural machine translation technology worked for the online translations. But as the new feature is an offline version, the language setting will be stored in files between 35MB and 45MB in size which will not take a huge part of smartphone’s space. Julie Cattiau who is the Google Translate Product Manager states that the new technology will take the whole sentence into context instead of translating the sentence piece-by-piece. This will eventually make the translation better than before.

The new technology uses a broader context to help determine the most relevant translation which is further rearranged and adjusted in order to create a sound similar to the real human speaking with proper grammar. The offline feature of Google Translate app will make the sentences easier to read and understand. The advantage of offline NMT is that it doesn’t mangle the whole meaning of the sentence after it has been translated.

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The New Google Translate NMT (neural machine translation) will be available for the users for more than 59 languages which will also include the Indian languages. The languages in which the new feature will be available are Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian, Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh.

The new update in the Google Translate app will take place to challenge the Microsoft’s AI-powered offline translator which was launched earlier this year. Microsoft upgraded its translator in order to offer artificial intelligence (AI) powered offline language packs to the users. The Microsoft translator can be used in Android, iOS, and Amazon Fire devices.

Earlier Microsoft translator used to work only on the devices with a dedicated AI chip. But, now the Microsoft engineers worked in order to provide the AI-backed neural machine translation (NMT) to the masses. The engineers are also planning to bring the new experience of Microsoft translator to Windows devices in the coming future.


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