;   Medical Translation Insight: Crowdsourcing - scrooge or solution for translation business? - ForeignExchange Translations

eBay loves all things crowdsourced. From testing new features to allowing users to decide the next fashion collection to be sold on the site to, yes, translation.

Lingotek recently shared this via their Twitter feed:

RT @Crowdsourcing_: eBay Saves 90% with Lingotek’s Collaborative Translation Platform #crowdsourcing #crowdsource crowdsourcing.org/l/2622
The underlying article at crowdsourcing.org is really a case study but it's still interesting. Machine translation may not be the professional translator's primary enemy, after all.

If the translation quality was satisfactory and the "Project Data" presented in the case study is accurate, it's fair to assume that more and more companies would prefer to spend $0.025 rather than the "industry going rate" of $0.23 per word.

If you don't have a clear way to distinguish yourself from this kind of offering you better hold on - it's going to be a wild ride!

For some further reading on this topic, take a look at the following:
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1 Comment:

  1. Anonymous said...
    Either the MT was really, really good, or the linguists are really, really cheap resources. It is hard to imagine being able to review content (let alone translate it) at $0.025. I would like to actually evaluate the output!

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