[Owasp-leaders] Web Service Cheaters!

Mark Curphey mark at curphey.com
Fri Oct 7 10:49:43 EDT 2011

Makes sense. At work we manage 35 million plus pages (every public api every released by msft etc) in ~60 locales and so you can imagine the effort and time to get things localized especially as most tech content is dynamic. There seems to be two camps, those that want fast (real-time) and good enough and those that want good and are happy to wait.

Thanks for feedback.

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On Oct 7, 2011, at 12:45 AM, Achim <achim at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hi Mark,
> as I've done translations in both directions (from and to English), my experience
> is that "machine translation" does not work for security sensitive texts.
> We also used professional (human) services and then had to change the translated
> texts again.
> Reason seams to be that there're so much special terms and buzzwords which cannot
> be translated literaly but need to be translated according the context they are
> used. The "translator" needs to be used to this security context.
> IMHO it's better to have a short incomplete manual translation than a automated
> one which may lead to mis-understandings.
> Good translations of security related texts are hard work.
> Just my 2 pence (speaking for German)
> Achim 
> Am 07.10.2011 08:06, schrieb mark curphey:
>> I have often wondered…whenever I have been outside of Europe and America I am always impressed by the English language skills. Would machine translation be better | acceptable if it happened in near real-time for most people?
>> On Oct 6, 2011, at 10:19 PM, Thomas Brennan wrote:
>>> International translation efforts of projects are the talk of the town at APPSECLATAM 2011

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