Cataloging Technology

Stupid English-Centric Girl

Jen rejoices: Catalan language translation courtesy of Google Translate.

Just in time for a slew of Catalan language cataloging I have to do, Catalan now appears in Google Translate’s list of languages. Huzzah! Catalan is easily the language that gives me the most trouble, so I wouldn’t know whether or not Google is doing a good job of translating. Fortunately, for my job, I usually can get by with the gist. In any case, Google’s ‘Suggest a better translation’ link allows the Translator to ‘learn,’ so with user input, this tool should improve.

It looks like a few other languages were added as well. I don’t remember Vietnamese or Filipino being available before (but then again, I don’t catalog materials in these langauges, so they wouldn’t be on my radar).