15 February, 2011

Translation Activisation Station

Activisation as in activism.... not a very good neologism though, just trying it on...

Google finished a really interesting programme in 2010 involving health care and volunteer translation called HealthSpeaks. It uses crowdsourced translations (still a bit iffy in my mind, especially in a field like health care, but hey) to make more healthcare information available in local languages where people wouldn't have much exposure or access to education in English, but do have internet access.

In other words, total coolness.

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