Google Translator Toolkit Gets Social with Chat
Article by George Norman
On 08 Jan 2010
Launched in the summer of 2009, Google Translator Toolkit is a “powerful but easy-to-use editor that enables translators to bring that human touch to machine translation.” To make the translators’ job a bit easier, the development team at Google decided to let them talk to one another. And in order for the translators to communicate, the team included chat in Translator Toolkit.

“Collaboration is an important part of translation. Whether you work with editors to translate documents, customers to clarify terms or project managers to meet deadlines, working with other translators is key to making high-quality translations. Today, we’re making it easier to collaborate on translations with the release of chat in Translator Toolkit,’ commented Software Engineer, Kartik Singh.


You can compare chat in Translator Toolkit to chat in Gmail. When you access your Gmail account, you can send an IM (instant message) to any of your friends, family members, coworkers and so on. It is exactly the same with Translator Toolkit. All the chat features and chat settings are exactly the same as they are in Gmail.

There will be times when you will want to go about your business without someone disturbing you. In this situation you can simply sign out of chat. Or you could set your availability to invisible and everyone will believe you signed out.

Leaving chat aside, it should be said that Google Translator Toolkit has received additional enhancements – enhancements that should help you work at a speedier pace. Kartik Sing explains: “You can now change your display language and set the toolkit tabs to open or close by default. And we’ve expanded our entries in the dictionary tab, including useful information like parts of speech and alternate definitions. For example, if you're translating the word cancer into Chinese, you will find alternate translations for cancer as a disease and cancer as a quickly-spreading danger so you can find just the right word for your translation.”

If you would like to get started with Google Translator Toolkit, just click here.
You can give your feedback on these recent Translator Toolkit changes

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