Hi Arjun and others,
I will be mostly offline till 22nd December. Will answer your queries
regarding the Google translation project after that.
Sorry for the delay.
On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 6:25 AM, Arjuna Rao Chavala <
> Thanks a lot for the update.
> I think the updated process is similar with Open source community
> philosophy when Commercial companies (like IBM, Sun etc) contribute source
> code. Tamil Wiki has that kind of rigor in quality checking and is able
> to do a good job. Other Wikipedias may not be in a position to engage in a
> similar way, due to policies and/or level of active wikipedians. One more
> comment below.
> On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 7:19 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Some updates on the Google translation project in Tamil Wikipedia.
>> We did a quality review of these articles and found that only around 50%
>> of them has an acceptable minimum quality regarding translation ( We just
>> rated the style of the language and accuracy in translation. We did not do a
>> full review on the merit of the article).
> Can you elaborate more on the style? How did you measure the accuracy of
> translation? It may be desirable to adopt the English articles for the
> target wikipedia, than verbatim translation.
> How much effort was spent to arrive at the above conclusions? # of
> articles, # of reviewers, time frame etc would help.
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