The three most well-known translation tools are Google Translator, Microsoft Bing Translator, and Yahoo Babelfish, and they have their advantages and disadvantages in translation tasks. Google Translator has proven to be better at translating long paragraphs, while Bing Translator and Babelfish excel with sentences up to 140 characters.
Translation Tools: In Detail
Yahoo Babelfish (rule-based algorithms for specific languages)
Languages where it performs better in translation: East Asian Languages (Chinese, Korean)
Number of languages for translation: 14
Microsoft Bing Translator (rule-based algorithms for specific languages and statistics)
Languages where it performs better in translation: Spanish, German, and Italian.
Google Translate (a service based on statistical algorithms)
Languages where it performs better in translation: Languages with more material in official documents of the EU and UN. These are commonly the official languages of the EU, especially French and Spanish.
It excels in translating official texts, formal writing styles, and texts longer than 2000 characters.
Number of languages for translation: 60
Other Translation Tools
This is a tool that combines these three translation services: