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About Translation Wiki

Translation Wiki is a collaborative environment that allows you to read and edit MSDN and TechNet online content. The content is translated using a combination of human and machine translation and you can improve the translation with your suggestions.

You can contribute to Translation Wiki from any MSDN and TechNet Library page that has the edit disclaimer at the top.

A pool of trusted moderators review, approve, or reject the submitted translation suggestions to ensure the linguistic and technical accuracy of the suggestions. Once a moderator approves a suggestion, it will be displayed in the site. Moderators can also improve the translations on the site and those get automatically approved.

Current Features

  • Linked to the MSDN and TechNet Profile and Recognition system, contributors can receive achievements and medals for their contributions.
  • An in-line bilingual viewer is also available which allows users to see the original English text when hovering with the pointer on the next.
  • Lightweight sentence-level editor.
  • Sentence level mapping between English and translated content.
  • Translation edits done in one page are automatically propagated throughout the site which allows better consistency and quality of translation and less editing effort to improve the MT quality.
  • Translation edits captured in Translation Memories which allows us to retrain the Machine Translation engines, improve our Machine Translation content over time, and update the content as required to keep it at par with the English content as it gets updated.

Why is Translation Wiki important?

Translation Wiki edits are automatically propagated throughout the MSDN Library, so it is possible to improve the quality of many topics with just one suggestion. In addition, we will use translation suggestions to help train Machine Translation engines and improve future versions of MSDN Library content.

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