Methodology: Google Translate does not apply grammatical rules, since its algorithms are based on statistical analysis rather than traditional rule-based analysis.
Microsoft Translator is a multilingual statistical machine-translation cloud service provided by Microsoft. The Microsoft Translator API is integrated across multiple consumer, developer, and enterprise products; including Bing, Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Internet Explorer, etc.
Methodology: Microsoft Translator uses statistical machine translation to create instantaneous translations from one natural language to another.
Limitation: accuracy varies, performs best with English to Spanish it was the the single best system and with English–Portuguese.
Methodology: the hybrid technology of translation leverages the strengths of statistical machine translation and rule-based translation methodologies.
Compare them all: imTranslator
"ImTranslator provides the most convenient access to the online translation services powered by various online translators: PROMT-Online, Babylon, Google™ Translate and Microsoft® Translator. The ImTranslator tool includes online translator, dictionary, text-to-speech in a variety of languages, multilingual virtual keyboard, spell checker, Russian decoder, back translation, and email service".
Gives you an idea which online service might work best.
Limitation: free service is limited to 500 characters.
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