A.D. 2075 year , Pilot on the international space station , Chinese astronaut Liu Peiqiang opened his eyes , This is his last day working here . Liu Peiqiang puts on the simultaneous interpretation earphone and gets out of bed , An astronaut from Russia handed him a bottle of vodka ：「 Brother , Happy retirement ！」.
Liu Peiqiang responded to his colleagues' kindness in Chinese , And colleagues talk to him in Russian , And secretly added volt to Liu Peiqiang's spacesuit .
▲ Still photos of wandering earth
The warm scene makes us forget the disaster the earth is facing , And I was deeply attracted by the simultaneous interpretation earphone in the play ： You don't have to learn other languages , Just put on your headphones , You can use your native language to communicate with foreigners , And foreign languages will be translated into my native language in real time through headphones .
It's a great experience .
▲ Still photos of wandering earth
Although I passed the examination in my student days by rote , You can also use various browser plug-ins in your work 、 Translation app Barely maintain English reading and writing needs . But when I meet foreigners, I still can't open my mouth , It's really envious to see other people communicate with foreigners fluently .
Now we don't have 《 Wandering the earth 》 The perfect simultaneous interpretation earphone in English , But many app They all provide us with similar 「 simultaneous interpretation 」 The function of . today ,APPSO Through the analysis of Netease Youdao Dictionary 「 dialogue translation 」 function 、Google translate （Google Translate） Of 「 dialogue 」 And apple features iOS 14 The system comes with the translation of these three app I'd like to make some comments , Choose the most suitable dialogue translation for Chinese people app.
Easy to use ？ It looks good ？ I want all the beauty and strength
When it comes to translation , My first thought is to accompany me through the college entrance examination and CET-4 and CET-6 Youdao dictionary , From off-line dictionary function to root associative memory , It always brings me new experiences .
Enter Youdao dictionary , You can see at the top 「 dialogue translation 」 The function entrance of , Activate the dialogue translation function by clicking or long pressing the microphone button below , It's easy to operate , The entrance is clear .
Youdao dictionary supports Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean 、 Cantonese, classical Chinese, etc 40 There are three languages and their branches , And it can be realized 、 Britain 、 Japan 、 Han 、 Law 、 Russia 、 Virtue 、 Spain 、 guangdong 、 Vietnam 、 Tai et al 11 Automatic detection of languages and language branches , If you translate these languages , No switch button , Just click on the microphone below to have a conversation .
▲ Chinese and English can be very convenient translation
▲ Czech needs to click the corresponding button
Google The dialogue function of translation is similar to Youdao dictionary , Click home 「 dialogue 」 Get into . Compared with Youdao dictionary's simple interface ,Google It's a little more complicated , You need to click the corresponding language button below to realize dialogue translation .Google More than 70 Dialogue translation in different languages , And can be used 「 Bilingual translation 」 function , In terms of language support ,Google It's really powerful .
however ,「 Bilingual translation 」 Although the function can automatically identify bilingual translation , But after the translation of one sentence, the recording of the next sentence will be started automatically , Some of them are used by app The feeling of rushing away .
▲ It's more practical to click different buttons , But it's more complicated
As iOS 14 New features of , Apple translation has been popular since it was released . It supports 12 Translation between two languages , Although not as rich as the first two , But the simple interface is full of Apple style .
In addition to the functions mentioned above , The three also have their own characteristics in the interface display , Youdao dictionary will separate the two sides of the dialogue on both sides of the interface , Like chat software , Convenient for users to view ;Google Translation can't query dialogue history , Like a real-time translation , No matter what language you speak , The order of the display will not be adjusted ; Apple translation, on the other hand, shows dialogue in the form of historical records . in general , The dialogue translation function of Youdao dictionary , More in line with 「 dialogue 」 The logic of .
About these app Experience in dialogue translation , We've summed up a table , You can make a comparison , Choose your favorite one .
From front and back nasal sounds to special words , Who is more accurate ？
Saying without practicing the fake trick , For translation , Accuracy is the most important thing . In order to test the translation effect , We chose a variety of common 、 It's commonly used in Chinese , See which one app Can withstand these tests .
- I don't agree
The point of this test is ,app Can you identify 「 The amount of individual donations is one billion 」 This means , Instead of a billion people donating to Peking University .
In the process of translation , Youdao dictionary successfully completed the translation task , and Google Neither translation nor apple translation can get the right answer . especially Google translate , I am a grade B Putonghua student , No matter how slow it is 、 More clearly , Its recognition is quite outrageous . I had to change the sentence to 「 Peking University received one billion personal donations 」, Although identification is not a problem , But there is still no right answer .
- Front and back nasal sounds
In the north of our country , It's hard for many people to distinguish between front and back nasal sounds , If I put 「 Fall ill 」 Read into 「 Sheng bin 」,「 Washbasin 」 Read into 「 Face Peng 」, translate app That's understandable ？
In this round of testing , I repeated it many times to get to the exact conclusion . among , There are no mistakes in Youdao dictionary ;Google take 「 Washbasin 」 Identified as 「 seedpod of the lotus 」、「 face 」、「 Face 」, Not once did it work ; Apple translation recognition rate is also very high , Also marked with the pronunciation of the word is not confirmed , And provide alternative words .
- Proper nouns
「 Zhong Nanshan 」 Is it a mountain ？ To translate Chinese well , Some special names must be included .
Three translations app, Only Youdao dictionary correctly shows 「 Zhong Nanshan 」 Chinese for ;Google The translator judged that 「 Zhong Nanshan 」 It's a proper noun , But the Chinese display is still 「 Zhongnanshan 」, But it doesn't affect English expression ; And apple translator can't see Zhong Nanshan at all .
- Network language
We see it every day 、 Use Internet language , Some Internet words can only mean but can't be explained . For accuracy , We tested a number of Internet phrases .
In terms of Internet Language , My translation of foreign language app In fact, I didn't have much confidence . however Google Translated all the Internet words accurately , It really surprised me , And apple straight man general translation in the other two app It's really too bad .
- A special name in China
We are used to calling foreigners 「 The foreigner 」, hold YouTube It's called 「 The tubing 」, The translation of these words , It's also very common in Chinese context . No accident , Only Youdao dictionary can translate these special Chinese names accurately .
- Chinese and English are mixed
Whether it's personal or professional usage , Many people will add a few English words to their speech , If there are English words in the language , translate app Can you identify it correctly ？
After many tests , Although Apple translation has marked the uncertain content , But only the dialogue translation function of Youdao dictionary can translate accurately . We also tested things like 「 You look very Nice」、「 This is you Offer」 Such claim , The dialogue translation function of Youdao dictionary can translate correctly , Apple translation is a bit inferior , and Google All the translations failed .
About several translations app We also made a comparison table for the recognition effect of . Youdao dictionary in Chinese translation , It's really better than the other two translations app Excellent .
After several rounds of testing , Which translation app Better use this question , I believe you have reached your own conclusion . In general ,Google Translation covers a wide range of languages , But the operation is relatively cumbersome , At the same time, the recognition rate is lower than the other two models ; Apple translation interface is fresh , Less language support 、 The function is also relatively simple , Basically enough . And Youdao Dictionary 「 dialogue translation 」 Function operation, whether it's language support or feature translation for Chinese , They're all excellent .
Behind the accurate translation , yes AI The voice team's efforts
As a native translation tool , The excellent performance of dialogue translation of Youdao dictionary in Chinese translation is reasonable , And its translation accuracy 、 Support for multilingualism , It was unexpected . according to the understanding of , As an important part of dialogue translation , The dialogue translation of Youdao dictionary has added LID（Language Identification） technology , Can automatically determine the language , stay iOS Go online at the same time as Android , at present LID The accuracy of this method can reach 96%, The fastest way is in 0.5 We can get the result in seconds .
▲ Translating other languages is also very accurate
stay INTERSPEECH 2020 On , in the light of 160 Hours 、 come from 8 Two countries, different genders 、 Age 、 accent 、 Test samples of recording environment , Speech algorithm of dialogue translation in Youdao dictionary WER（ Word error rate ） by 4.52%——96% The recognition rate is not a slogan , It's a real test conclusion .
▲「 Big ears Tutu, meow, meow 」 It is you Dao that AI Voice team
If you are familiar with Youdao Dictionary , It must be to Wang Yuan 「 Star voice 」 Have an impression —— After looking up the words , In addition to the common English and American sounds , You can also hear standard words very close to Wang Yuan's own voice 、 How to pronounce , I can also follow the examples , To be recognized by idols . This function is different from the one tested today 、 Collect the network language 、 It's the same with the translation of special words , All come from you Dao AI Voice team .
▲ youdao AI Voice team
Dialogue translation function , It is they who are involved in INTERSPEECH 2020 It is the landing of the research direction of the award-winning thesis . Low key Prize Winners , Young, lively and down-to-earth .
Back to earth , Listen to a touching 「 speech 」
When the earth is about to collide with Jupiter , Almost everyone gave up hope of survival , Trying to get home , Last time with family . And at Liu Peiqiang's insistence , The coalition government started global broadcasting , Broadcast to the world the voice of rescue workers trying to ignite Jupiter . Han Duoduo's true feelings 「 speech 」, It's spread all over the earth through simultaneous interpreters , Let the people who give up the hope of survival regain the confidence of living .
The charm of language does not lie in gorgeous words , It's when you hear the language , The colorful emotions that come to mind . dialogue translation app What we did , It's about building different languages 、 Different ethnic groups 、 A bridge between different cultures and ideas . I'm looking forward to the further improvement of dialogue translation function , Let's see the world , And let the world see us .