Google's Rosetta Stone

Today's Spiegel on-line has a piece on the abilities of Google's translating software at the moment and on future prospects. I find it overly optimistic about present possibilities, but I wonder if others have had better experiences with it or with other translating software.I remember the fun one could have a couple of years agoby looking up what Google's software did with translations into English of the Nicene Creed in German: "Mr Jesus drove into the sky".... Perhaps I should try it again.

Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, professor emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New York.

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