Top Countries For Tourism in Italy

As a follow-up to the previous post, the percentage of the total amount of money spent by tourists visiting Italy versus the percentage of the total amount of money spent by tourists worldwide is presented. The numbers are similar enough to justify that the international tourism in Italy spending mimics the international tourism numbers in […]

Tourism Spending By Country

Tourism Spending By Country: 2011 report Germans spend the most money touring and sightseeing beautiful places such as Paris, the most visited city in the world. According to the official statistics, Germans and Americans, having strong economies, continue to occupy the top spots at number one and two respectively. The Chinese have surpassed the British, […]

Microsoft Bing Translator and Google Translate Compared

To compare the differences in quality between Microsoft’s Bing Translator and Google Translate, eight phrases were taken unaltered from Italian tourism websites and each one was automatically translated using both tools. The original phrase is shown first (in the Italian language) along with each translation into English. Original phrase: La città ha anche un bellissimo […]

Google Translate: Targeting English

Previously, we wrote that certain phrases in the Italian language, such as “Sta piovendo a catinelle” gets correctly translated from Italian into English as “It was raining cats and dogs”. Also, “tocca ferro” gets correctly translated into “knock on wood”. This could be due to the fact that more Italian is being translated into English […]

Using Google Translate Effectively

Using Google Translate for automatic document translation is good, as long as two rules are followed: Google translate is all about the context. The phrase “I would like a crib” gets translated into Italian as “Vorrei un presepe”, yet “I would like a crib for the baby” gets translated as “Vorrei una culla per il […]