It’s been eight long months since I started a litexperimental project called Google-translated fiction. A simple description is: letting technology, in this case GT Beta, influence the final effect of human’s writing. Major reason I’m running this project is to establish a presence of technological tools in literature in order to eliminate language limitations. Sounds academic, a better explanation would be: an idea to access international audience by a non-English writer.
Below I’m comparing two Google-translations of a single short story. The story in its original Polish version is fixed, but it’s improving at a pace of Google Translate. I must say that recently there has been a substantial development. Probably it happened at the time new languages were added to the service. That’s why a current version of GT-fiction is 1.09, not 1.0009.
I’ll make frequent updates to this 1GT-ed story, as this is showing another dimension of digital literature: it can change (hopefully improve) without the participation of an author. A literary text is no longer ultimate. It’s dynamic, flowing and unpredictable. With my passion to tech-absurd–it’s technology which is improving it or killing it.
And here is another idea I want to share–soon I’ll write a new story in a way to eliminate as many miskakes as possible at the process of Google translation.
If you want to check how the following story currently feels in your language, please go to this page and use a Translator tool from a sidebar. And if you have found this post a bit Google-interesting, please subscribe to GT feed.
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Best wishes spade
[1GT-ed on 20.01.2009]
Slawek Przekośniak got to wiligię SMS wishes: “I Zycze good ping fajno new. Do not know who sent him this surprisingly enigmatic message. Do not know to this day, and the injury – that the person owes its present status and the first on the list of 67 richest Poles.
Then, in a beautiful white and russet wigilijny evening, Przekośniak, a few days earlier ejected from the site for fanatics utopijnych extreme phobias (www.ilovefobia.pl), came on a concept.
It was a good idea, and the next text message ( “Happy dray accidentally only a sincere lamb”) utwierdził convinced him that it was the idea of life.
Slawek Przekośniak decided to sign up with your colleague from the Czech Ilovefobia.pl corridors, an online service, which could send requests for cell phones. The most important advantage of the service would be that the wishes of the content was not determined in advance, not wybierało them from the list, but were created with random words internauty according to guidelines by the specially developed for this program. This would allow you to send wishes of the original, and nobody is not told that they must be understood.
Development of the program, which called working with John Discworld, addressed the Czesiek. He had this experience – the portal for [wstaw_słowo] fobów developed a program to lay joy at the demonstration. The program, although the wording offered completely devoid of logic, enjoyed great popularity, and the most hit street slogans can be seen on television ( “Down there injury away,” “For them today wora won today”).
The future success of the two men took to the hard work and wishes portal SMS http://www.najnajnaj.pl started immediately by the Easter holidays.
One of the first users and enthusiasts hand, it was Ramon Kęstowicz from the popular girls-band Puszysteron. Do not want to write their wishes, therefore, entered the najnajnaj.pl and has completed a short form. Under the heading “Words to appear in the content of the” inherent “egg” and “Wesoly” in the “Number of additional words” – 3 Two days later received a phone number from friends, chwalących it as extremely creative texts wishes. It was what it boasts:
“Wesola goats czacha egg stench”
“Egg cattle wesolego wedge beauteous”
“Ammeters chlapnij wesolego oligocenska jajem”
“Wesoly not kept in the egg of postmodernism”
Shortly service was “the most innovative pre-Internet years”, according to the magazine Web sites starting at N. Average balanced parallel redirected trójklikalność exclusive parties quickly reached a level of 34.98 and grow in an impressive pace. Czesiek developed a special mod to the wishes for Mother’s Day and it was a shot in the home – weekly Przepuść put the wishes of “Mom left bingo disease” in the quote box week. From that day began with uncontrolled popular service. Mobile operators have begun to feel a drop in revenue from fees for text messages, but wary Sławek offered them a share in the profits – in exchange for doinwestowanie and transfer of modern technologies.
Czesiek yet developed two fashion: imieninowy and birthday, and then focused on a sense of well-spełnionego obligation for viewing pages from creeping thing destitution, with the result that Sławek is only at 67 place of the richest Poles. Only the fact that Czech wyrzucił then (there is enough in Machiavellian way – by sending a text message: “You work here spoko kapencjusz finito”) resulted in that came up in place of 67 But it was only his sole and exclusive only on merit. I even thanked his wife would not like to get a prize “Inzapbizu” page for years, for which they still had and for that entire time lobbował.
To give a chance to gain happiness and even greater fame, was sent Przekośniak, claiming to be “Wielbicielkę, SMS and the chief editors of newspapers and opinion-known politicians, men of culture, show-business, science, health, nutrition, care pot plants; teachers of dance and tango qualadora defense parawirtualnego, a philosopher and a friend from the shop with your precious paluszkami serowymi.
How do you expect, the reaction was spontaneous, euforyczna and clearly in favor. With one exception – policies associated with the head of its domestic service, parliamentary wheel, the number of mobile phone 0-609-3459812, known in the absence of a sense of humor, bad intentions of the author received a text message, sounding “best wishes spade.” The case went to the calendar committee and the committee on security.
It took ten months. In his new residence, at the top, (meant here to the ninth floor) Przekośniak przymierzał new przetykany titanium-kevlarową thread-like black suit samoukładający up. He had the evening to receive the prize of the “Przekobizu” page for one year (for “Inzapbiz” could not wait).
67. the list of the richest Poles liked to yourself in the mirror. Przećwiczył smile and step, check whether the card is in your pocket with the text of speeches and wygładził incomprehensible to the belly bulge. We welcome wlał to the glass remains open two weeks ago of French wine and see the glory in his impressive face, said:
– Health stranger by the throat bell.
At that time podjechały into a black limousine Przekośniakówkę Security Agency.
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Best wishes spade
[1GT-ed on 30.08.2009]
Slawek Przekośniak got to wiligię SMS greetings, “I wish yo good ping fajno new”. Do not know who sent him this surprisingly enigmatic message. He does not know to this day, which is a pity – this is the person owes its current status and position in the list the first 67 richest Poles.
Then, in a beautiful white and rusty Christmas Eve, Przekośniak, a few days earlier ejected from the portal to utopian fanatics, extreme phobias (www.ilovefobia.pl), had an idea.
It was a good idea, and the next text message ( “Happy and dray just pure lamb accidentally) confirmed him in the belief that it was the idea of life.
Slawek Przekośniak decided to start with a colleague from the Czech Ilovefobia.pl string, internet service, through which requests can be sent to mobile phones. The main advantage of this service would be that the wishes of the content was not fixed in advance, do not chose them from the list, but were created with random words by the Internet user guidelines specifically developed for this program. This would allow you to send wishes of the original, and nobody said it must be understood.
Development program, which tentatively called John of Discworld, took up Czesiek. Had this experience – the portal for the [wstaw_słowo] fobów applet developed for laying shouting at demonstrations. The program, although the wording offered completely illogical, enjoyed great popularity, and the most hit slogans street could be seen on television ( “Down there, the damage away,” “To sack them won today, today).
Double the future success of people took to the hard work and wishes SMS portal http://www.najnajnaj.pl those just started the Easter holidays.
One of the first users and enthusiasts Kęstowicz Ramon was part of the popular girls-band Puszysteron. Did not want her to write wishes, therefore, entered the najnajnaj.pl and fill the short form. Under the heading “Words to appear in the” inherent part “egg” and “happy” and under “Number of extra words – 3 Two days later I received several phone calls from friends, praising her as an incredibly creative texts wishes. What was the boast:
“Brain Wesola goat egg smell”
“Egg rogacizna wonderful merry-wedge”
“Ammeters chlapnij merry oligocenska Egg”
“Urinary Wesoly first egg of postmodernism”
Soon service was “the most innovative online making of the Year” by the magazine Web portals that start with N. The average balanced parallel redirected trójklikalność exclusive parties quickly reached a level of 34.98 and has been growing at an impressive pace. Czesiek developed a special mod to your wishes on Mother’s Day and it was a bull’s eye – Spare magazine put the wishes “Mom left disease bingo in box quote of the week. From that day began an uncommanded popularity service. Mobile operators have begun to feel the fall in revenue from fees for SMS, but the cautious Slawek offered them share in the profits – in return for the invested and transfer of modern technologies.
Czesiek developed two more mods: name-and birthday, and then focused in the sense of well fulfilled the obligation, to browsing the creeping destitution, which meant that Slawek is only for 67 place richest Poles. Only that threw the Czech Republic immediately afterwards (though in quite a Machiavellian way – sending a text message: “You work here is not cool kapencjusz finito”) meant that reached up to place 67 But this was only his sole and exclusive only on merit. I even thanked his wife would not, if he got the prize “Inzapbizu” as was the year for which still had and all the time at which it lobbied.
To give a chance to gain happiness and even greater fame, Przekośniak sent, claiming to be “Hatikva,” SMS to editors of newspapers and opinion-known politicians, men of culture, show business, science, healthy eating, care of pot plants; teachers of dance and tango qualadora defense parawirtualnego, a philosopher and the lady friend of the store with expensive cheese sticks.
As you might expect, the reaction was spontaneous, euphoric and unequivocally in favor. With one exception – the policies associated with the head of its domestic service parliamentary circles, the number of mobile phone 0-609-3459812, known for its lack of sense of humor, bad intentions of the authors received a text message, sounding “the most Zyczenia spade.” The case was featured on the cause list of cases and safety committee.
It is ten months. In his new residence, at the top (here it meant the ninth floor) Przekośniak was trying a new przetykany titanium and kevlar thread-like black suit is samoukładający. He had a pick up in the evening prize competition “Przekobizu” as was the year (the “Inzapbiz” could not wait).
67. richest Poles liked each other in the mirror. Przećwiczył smile and a step, check whether the pocket is a card with the text of the speech unintelligible and smoothed on the belly bulge. I welcome poured into the glass itself remains open two weeks ago, the French wine and gazing with admiration at his impressive face, said:
– Health nonresident throat by the bell.
At that time, drove up in a black limousine Przekośniakówkę Security Agency.[/column] [end_columns]