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Google Translate Asks Vietnamese To Help Improve Its Accuracy

If you’ve ever needed to use Google Translate to Vietnamese, you know that it’s not always the most accurate. While it can be said that this is an issue for many of the languages available in the service, Google has prioritized Vietnamese, launching a "Love Your Language" campaign in Saigon earlier this month.

The "Love Your Language" translate-a-thon is an element of the Google Translate Community, “a new feature of the Google Translate tool that enables users to contribute to improving translations,” reports DTI News.

"Vietnamese is a beautiful but complicated language, and we're working hard to make more of our products available in Vietnamese language and to reduce the language barrier that Vietnamese speakers face on the web," Sophie Tran, head of marketing, Vietnam, Google Asia Pacific, told the press. 

There are two functions included in the tool – translate and validate. With translate, users are prompted with random words to translate. With the validation function, users are presented with a set of translations and are asked to choose the correct one.

The Google Translate Community is offering this service in more than 90 languages in an effort to improve the accuracy of the service in general.

You can help contribute to the cause by accessing the community here - www.translate.google.com.vn/community.

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