Google’s network pushes the limits of translation technology and has become a favored source of translations for millions of people, reports the New York Times. The company’s free Google Translate service handles 52 languages, more than any similar system, and people use it hundreds of millions of times a week to translate web pages and other text. “What you see on Google Translate is state of the art” in computer translations that are not limited to a particular subject area, said Alon Lavie, an associate research professor in the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie...

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Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.