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Universal Language Translators

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posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 11:35 PM
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With all the technology that we have today, the biggest question, I have to ask YOU all is?

Why isn't there a 'viable'Universal Language Translator? for the languages of the earth?

Think about it?

If this thread inspires YOU to create something specific/and useful to 'man-kind'?

Of all the discoveries on earth?

Why hasn't there been a viable/use-full/everyday mechanism.. that interprets 'everyday language'?

If any of the 'use-full' inventions on this great Earth?

This would knock down alot of barriers!

'What do YOU all think?

~Ducky~




posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 11:44 PM
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Yes, there is.

I don't know the name of it, but, yes.



posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 11:45 PM
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Where is it?

~Ducky~



posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 11:46 PM
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I have thought of this myself:

We have voice recognition software, we have devices we type an english line into and get the mexican or whatever equivalent. It could be the next great invention.

But then....what excuse would we use if we couldnt use "I didnt/don't understand them"?



posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 11:49 PM
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Here's one from Germany


The one I heard about years ago was governmental, high tech.

I thought it was Italian, but, I guess it's from Berlin.

[edit on 9-12-2007 by Clearskies]



posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 11:49 PM
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ATruGod?

We need a 'viable' Universal Language Translator...NOWWWW!

Where is it?

This devise would solve alot of questions/answers.

It would be the Ultimate Rosetta Stone of the World

~Ducky~



posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 11:54 PM
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O.K., here's another site about it
This isn't a one-liner.

The one from Carnegie, I believe IS universal.

[edit on 9-12-2007 by Clearskies]



posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 11:54 PM
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Besides:"One language to one language".

We, in this technological society, most definately have the means to decifer ALL the languages on our Planet Earth.

What is the hold-up?

~Ducky~



posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 11:58 PM
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Can someone 'direct us' to a place where we can all 'talk with one mind'.

There is a specific need for this devise.

We need this in parliament buildings/senator buildings.

Let's cut to the chase/forget the middleman[decifers] and create this product!

~Ducky~



posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 11:58 PM
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Honestly though IMO,
I love to learn new languages, but, I,m not fluent in any but english.

I can say, Te bas a comer eso?
I don't know if that's how it's written.

It means Are you going to eat that in spanish.
I used to cook for a school with a lot of hispanics.

I can also say ferme toi.
I used to go to school with french canadians.

[edit on 10-12-2007 by Clearskies]



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 12:04 AM
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Clearskies?

Wouldn't YOU feel happier, if there was a 'Universal Language Translator' in your pocket?

I'll shorten it to: U.L.T.

I'm pretty sure that technology has the means of providing, each and every individual with the means of 'U.L.T. - Universal Language Transmitting.

Technology is soooooo adept today, I'm, willing to bet that this IS possible within our means at present rate.

~Ducky~



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 12:08 AM
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Can Anyone tell me, why there shouldn't be a Univerversal Language Translator? ULT

Anyone?

~Ducky~



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 12:14 AM
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I don't think a LOT of the elite want everyone running around unified and maybe even getting along.
I know the government has it IE; (Echelon)

I bought a translator from sharper image (because I had a coupon)
It had 12 languages.
It needs new batteries.

But here in the north Georgia mountains, I never had the opportunity to use it.
We don't have the wherewithal to travel too much.

Now, If I worked at that school again,....
They were always having to drag a central American girl into the office to translate.

Also, I WOULD love to travel to Europe and Israel.



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 03:59 AM
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what about a translater thing for humans and animals

so we could talk to dogs and cats



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 05:01 AM
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well the universe is a big place and we haven't even left our solar system yet so i think a global translator will do for now...

www.ectaco.com...



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 05:15 AM
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I thought Spanglish was IT.


Ducky, there probably is something in the line of hardware out there but i cant confirm it. What a great idea- to be able to communicate with anyone would be the ultimate!!!

I think we should research this one.



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 06:48 AM
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Come on our AI isn't good enough yet. We can barely make AI distinguish shadows or have robots independently navagate rooms, and you want a program that is able to independently master every language created, figure out the cultural meanings of words, idioms, distinguish dialects, etc. We will get there, but as of now it is a bit premature to get a Star Trek type universal translator



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:58 PM
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thats right. If you look at programming languages, especially OO, you would know that it depends on patterns and similarities between objects, in this case languages. However, languages vary greatly in grammar, writing, pronunciation etc. For examples, what similarities are there between Japanese and French? there are more differences between languages than similarities unfortunately, so it is not feasible currently, probably when a new programming language is used in the future :]



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 10:18 PM
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There has been various attempts at a ULT but all have basically failed due to poor voice recognition software. Multiple languages also require a boatload of space and a powerful processor which has made it difficult to put it in a small form device. I can promise you that Nuance Communications is either working on it themselves or licensing their technology to someone to do it. Nuance has the top rated recognition software available in multiple languages. It is just a matter of time and market penetration at this point.



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 10:52 PM
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Since there was origininally only one language (which presumably started in Africa / Middle East) couldn't that be used as a starting point to reduce processing power and storage?

I've also, many years ago, read a book / article about all these inventions which should have been invented already, but hasn't. Possibly due to the same reason "free energy" hasn't been made available to the public (if it is available). If anyone has info on where I can get something like this it would be appreciated.



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