Is there any Social Translation web site?

by Hameds   Last Updated September 10, 2019 15:03 PM

Is there any web app that people can translate texts (articles, movie subtitles, etc) together?



Answers 13


use any colloborative editor:

akira
akira
July 02, 2010 09:06 AM

This might not be what you're looking for, but Google Translate actually lets you suggest a better translation for anything you let it translate, which is kind of a "social feature". They use the gathered data to improve translation quality in future updates of the service.

fretje
fretje
July 02, 2010 11:52 AM

I don't think this is quite what you're looking for, but the premise is strongly displayed here as a social community. From that link:

XIHA (www.xihalife.com) connects the people of the world through a multilingual, cross-cultural exchange. Simultaneous, real-time translation allows XIHA citizens to share travel tips, pictures, music, videos, games, knowledge and perspectives.

By transcending language barriers, XIHA allows users to make new friends from around the globe, rather than merely reconnecting with high school acquaintances. Users can create blogs and homepages - or link to other social media- to share their personal experiences.

Michael
Michael
July 04, 2010 19:26 PM

http://mygengo.com/string/ Might fit the bill, depending on the type of data you need to translate. String is more Web development oriented, but depening on exactly what you want to do, it could be useful

jfoucher
jfoucher
July 04, 2010 20:37 PM

There's a service called Transifex that does the same thing for open source software projects. While it wouldn't work perfectly for an article, I don't see why it cannot be used.

I haven't used it extensively, even less in such a scenario, but it might be worth taking a look. A limitation is that it's for open source and public, which you might not want in all cases.

Slavo
Slavo
July 06, 2010 15:58 PM

Read this for a multi-lingual social networking site with a translation feature.

For movie subtitles see OpenSubtitles.org

Evan Plaice
Evan Plaice
July 07, 2010 20:56 PM

Here is a good post talking about the social translation project that TED is running to translate their videos into other languages.

http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2009/05/13/ted-embraces-social-translation/

One of the tools they refer to, CONYAC (conyac.cc), might be what you are looking for.

There are also several other good links on Ethan's blog if you read through it.

daryn
daryn
July 07, 2010 21:45 PM

Crowdin lets teams do translations in a social way, but it is more for software-related projects.

nic
nic
July 08, 2010 02:50 AM

Do you require any special tools for translation, or just basic text editing?

If basic collaborative text editing is sufficient, you can use WebClipper, which allows you to annotate any web page collaboratively.

HRJ
HRJ
July 09, 2010 02:26 AM

Cucumis is a community of translators who share their linguistic knowledge and help each other online.

http://www.cucumis.org/

Alex Andronov
Alex Andronov
July 09, 2010 16:27 PM

Global Voices seems to be a community built around translating blogs to and from other languages. I haven't tried it, but some of the people involved have been interviewed on CBC's Spark.

Don Kirkby
Don Kirkby
July 09, 2010 19:43 PM

You can run your own app using:

Pootle - http://translate.sourceforge.net/wiki/. Some wordpress translations are beeing done using this tool.

devmake
devmake
August 01, 2010 21:21 PM

Try www.wikitranslation.org . You submit texts for translation and the online community can translate it for you.

user8396
user8396
February 03, 2011 22:59 PM

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