Today's Google Translate poetry

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Just checking to see that Google Translate is still into hallucinatory automatic writing

Today's input is five random hiragana characters — あっぉぉを — repeated various numbers of times:

 あっぉぉを Oh yeah
2X I am afraid that
3X We have an Omote
4X We will hold an Om to Oh no
5X We will send out a certain number of employees
6X We will send out a certain number of employees
to a certain number of employees
7X We will hold a certain number of employees
and one million yen
8X We do not want to be an omen
9X We will transfer a certain amount of money
to a certain number of employees
13X We did not wish to be a member of the company. Ah

 



9 Comments »

  1. Chas Belov said,

    November 5, 2018 @ 2:28 am

    And if we chop off the first two characters at the beginning of the string only:

    ぉ ぉ
    We have
    We will send OEM
    We will transfer OEM to OEM
    We will transfer the amount of money to one million yen
    We will transfer OEM to OEM and OEM to OEM
    We will notify our customers of our company
    We will notify our customers of our company
    We will notify our customers of the number of employees, one million yen to one million yen, one million yen to one million yen, one million yen to one million yen
    We will notify our customers of those who have been unaudited, and those who have been unaudited
    We will send out a certain number of employees when we do not exceed one million yen, another one not less than one million yuan
    We will notify our customers of the number of employees who have been unable to attend the meeting, To
    We will notify our customers of the number of employees who have been unable to attend the meeting, Oh yeah
    We will notify our customers of the number of employees who have been unable to attend the meeting, To a non-profit organization
    We will notify our customers of the number of employees who have been unable to attend the meeting, To a certain number of

  2. Eric Fahlgren said,

    November 5, 2018 @ 12:55 pm

    I have been using the hallucinatory mode to write poetry. Here's my best effort thus far:

    [(myl) Working link here. ]

  3. Eric Fahlgren said,

    November 5, 2018 @ 12:58 pm

    Sorry about that, the LL formatting apparently mangles the URL:

    From the Frisian
    З зззззз зззззз ззззззззззззз зззззззз ззззззззз

    з зз ззз зззз ззззз зззззз ззззззз
    зззззззз ззззззззз зззззззззз
    ззззззззззз зззззззззззз

    З ззззз зззззз зззззззззззз
    ззззззззззз зззззз ззз ззз
    ззззззззззззззззззз ззз з зззз
    ззззззззззззззззззззз

    Зззз ззззз зззззз ззззззззз ззззз ззззззззз

    Into English, gives

    From the Conjugation of the Expression of the Impression

    From the abyss of the abyss, the abnormality of the abyss
      the degree of jerkiness of the jungle
      it is a time of gravitational excitement

    From the beginning of the abyss
    The skewness of the abnormalities of the abyss
      the rupture of the abyss begins
      due to a shortened time

    The Causes of the Causes of the Causes of the Causes

  4. ktschwarz said,

    November 5, 2018 @ 2:09 pm

    Microsoft Bing also uses Neural Machine Translation, but its hallucinations are a lot tamer than Google's. For the five hiragana あっぉぉを repeated 1 to 13 times, Bing produces:

    Oh, no.
    There was a.
    There was a.
    There was a…
    There was a…..
    There was a–oh, I was there.
    There was a–oh, I had a…
    There was a–oh, I was there, and I was there.
    There was a–oh, I was there, I had a…
    I was there, I was there, and I had a……..
    There was a–oh, I was there…………
    There was a–oh, I was there…………… Ah, I was there, and I had a……………..

    Presumably all those dots indicate where it gives up?

  5. Philip Taylor said,

    November 5, 2018 @ 5:41 pm

    Not Google translate per se but rather Google's image finder / classifier. I asked it to find any other copies of this image; it failed to find any, and informed me that its best guess as to the subject matter of the image was "Computer network". The image is, in fact, the former staff of my former grammar school, Colfes Grammar, somewhere around 1970.

  6. Philip Taylor said,

    November 5, 2018 @ 5:53 pm

    The Frisian -> English translation is truly beautiful (as well as truly weird), so at my wife's suggestion I edited the Frisian. Foreshortenings of the first line yield some remarkable translations, including one complete nonsense word "Withinizzleziz" [1], but I stopped when I reached "З зззззз з". Google believes that this means "With a jerk off".

    [1] From "З зззззз зззззз ззззззззззззз зззззззз зз"

  7. Chas Belov said,

    November 5, 2018 @ 10:15 pm

    @Eric Fahlgren, that from-Frisian poem is truly beautiful.

    Here's some Hawaiian, from a cycle of recursively adding a (capitalized the first time), ae, aei, aeio, aeiou:

    A
    And yes
    And yes
    And yes yes
    And then click on it

    And yes yes and yes yes
    And yes yes yes yes and yes
    And then click on it and click on it
    And yes yes and then it will continue
    And it will be more convenient and more convenient

    And if yes, it will continue and a
    And yes yes yes and again and again
    And yes yes and then click on and click on
    And yes yes and then it will continue and then it will continue
    And yes yes yes and again and again and again and again

    And if yes, it will be easier and more and more
    And yes yes yes and again and again and again
    And yes yes yes and I will continue and I will continue and I will
    And yes yes yes and I will continue and I will continue and I will continue
    And yes yes yes yes and I will continue and I will continue and I will continue

    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I will be more and more
    And yes yes yes and I will continue and I will continue and I will continue and I will
    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I will be more and more
    And yes yes yes yes and I will continue and I will continue and I will continue and I will continue
    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and I will continue and I will continue

    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I will be more and more and more
    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and I will be more and more
    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and let me go and let me go
    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and let me go and let me go and go on and off
    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and let me go and let me go and let me go

    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, I will be more and more and more and more and more
    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and let me go and let me go and go on and let me go
    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and let me go and let me go and go and let me go and let me go
    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and let me go up again and let me go and go on and go on
    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and let me go up again and let me go and go on and let me go

    And that's enough for now.

  8. Chas Belov said,

    November 5, 2018 @ 10:39 pm

    Here's an odd one. If I translate:

    A ae aei aeio aeiou a ae aei aeio aeiou a ae aei aeio aeiou a ae aei aeio aeiou a ae aei aeio aeiou a ae aei aeio aeiou a ae aei aeio aeiou

    from Azerbaijani, Kazakh, or Uzbek into English, I get:

    あ あ る あ る あ る で あ る あ る で あ る あ る で あ あ る

    from Georgian or Malayalam into English:

    And it came to pass, that he sent to the king of Israel, saying, Send me away, we pray thee, a little while, and we will hear.

    from Hawaiian, Igbo, Maori, Samoan, or Yoruba into English:

    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and let me go up again and let me go and go on and let me go

    from Hausa into English:

    And yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and let me go and let me go and go on and let me go and go on and let me go

    from Hindi, Marathi, or Punjabi into English:

    If you have any questions or you have any questions or concerns, you will have a chance to come here or you will be able to come to your home or ai aeiou aeiou

    from Portuguese into English:

    (A) and (b) and (b) of this Article shall be replaced by the following: '(a) the date of entry into force of this Regulation;

    from Tamil into English:

    Hey rare hey rare hey rare hey rare hey rare hey hey rare rare hey hey rare rare hey rare rare hey rare rare

  9. ktschwarz said,

    November 7, 2018 @ 8:02 pm

    @Chas Belov, I think you've discovered evidence that the Polynesian languages originated from Nigeria, upending all of historical linguistics!

    Furthermore, using Eric Fahlgren's Frisian poetry as a test: Frisian and Haitian Creole are the same language!

    There's something besides random noise going on here: if you define language groups according to Google Translate output, then all the Bantu languages are *correctly* grouped together (Chichewa, Sesotho, Shona, Swahili, Xhosa, Zulu). Maybe it has something to do with letter frequency.

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