Google Arabic Translator

Cool! Check out Google’s new English-Arabic (and vice-versa) translator, which uses statistical analysis of billions of words of text and previous human translations. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s evaluation of its accuracy looks pretty good.

Update: I can’t believe I didn’t think to try it on Al Jazeera’s website:

Nuestro Himno

… translated “Our Anthem”, is a Spanish version of the US national anthem getting a lot of attention (and air-time) in light of the recent movement in immigration reform, featuring Wycleff Jean and several prominent Spanish artists. What does Bush have to say in response?

I think the National Anthem ought to be sung in English, and I think people who want to be citizens of this country ought to learn English and they ought to learn to sing the National Anthem in English.

Yeah, and I’m sure the Native Americans really wanted to learn our language … or, I don’t know where I’m going … yes I do.

Update:

When visiting cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, or Philadelphia, in pivotal states, George W. Bush would drop in at Hispanic festivals and parties, sometimes joining in singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in Spanish, sometimes partying with a “Viva Bush” mariachi band flown in from Texas.

Kevin Phillips, American Dynasty

Google Arabic Translator

Cool! Check out Google’s new English-Arabic (and vice-versa) translator, which uses statistical analysis of billions of words of text and previous human translations. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s evaluation of its accuracy looks pretty good.

Update: I can’t believe I didn’t think to try it on Al Jazeera’s website:

Nuestro Himno

… translated “Our Anthem”, is a Spanish version of the US national anthem getting a lot of attention (and air-time) in light of the recent movement in immigration reform, featuring Wycleff Jean and several prominent Spanish artists. What does Bush have to say in response?

I think the National Anthem ought to be sung in English, and I think people who want to be citizens of this country ought to learn English and they ought to learn to sing the National Anthem in English.

Yeah, and I’m sure the Native Americans really wanted to learn our language … or, I don’t know where I’m going … yes I do.

Update:

When visiting cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, or Philadelphia, in pivotal states, George W. Bush would drop in at Hispanic festivals and parties, sometimes joining in singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in Spanish, sometimes partying with a “Viva Bush” mariachi band flown in from Texas.

Kevin Phillips, American Dynasty