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« Reply #75 on: October 11, 2013, 11:44 »
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Ron

« Reply #76 on: October 11, 2013, 11:48 »
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LMFAO !!!

w7lwi

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« Reply #77 on: October 11, 2013, 13:00 »
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but if a German keyworded his image on the German site, isn't the system supposed to automatically translate his words into English when viewing his work on an English site?  At the same time, if he were to keyword on the English site using German words instead of English, the English site would assume whatever he enter was an English word and not German.

So the question becomes was the keyword added in the wrong language on an English site, or is the automatic translator not always working properly, assuming a word in one language is the identical to the same word in another language, even thought the two words have totally different meanings in their respective languages.

« Reply #78 on: October 11, 2013, 13:04 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 09:12 by Audi 5000 »

ShadySue

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« Reply #79 on: October 11, 2013, 16:26 »
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but if a German keyworded his image on the German site, isn't the system supposed to automatically translate his words into English when viewing his work on an English site?  At the same time, if he were to keyword on the English site using German words instead of English, the English site would assume whatever he enter was an English word and not German.

So the question becomes was the keyword added in the wrong language on an English site, or is the automatic translator not always working properly, assuming a word in one language is the identical to the same word in another language, even thought the two words have totally different meanings in their respective languages.

That sounds correct to me.  I think iStock's site will translate lots of foreign words if you enter them on the English site but there is no reason to translate words that already show up in English such as 'berg'.  I would think people keywording in German would be using the German site instead of the English one.  On the German site 'berg' does map to mountain:  "Remove Tag   berg    Deutsch   Mountain (Land Feature)"

NO, there is a mistake on iStock's side.
I went to the German site and keyworded 'berg' on one of my files.
It did indeed map to mountain. In English.
(Aside: When someone using one of the community languages to keyword, do they have to do the DAing in English? I haven't a clue as I've never tried, but it seems unreasonable if so)
But when I went back to the English site, only 'iceberg' shows.
Then when I ticked back to the German site, it's showing as berg > Iceberg

(Note that I only went to one of my random photos, changed to German to try berg, but all the other keywords were obviously already there in English. And I remembered to take 'berg' out again!)

If I were a German contributor and had correctly keyworded 'berg', I'd be upset at contaminating the iceberg search in English, but I'd also be furious that my image would not be seen by English speakers on a search for 'mountain'.

« Reply #80 on: October 11, 2013, 16:36 »
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ShadySue

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« Reply #81 on: October 11, 2013, 17:07 »
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I'm guessing it always does it, hence all these German mountains landing as iceberg, when that seems not to be an available DA in German.

Ron

« Reply #82 on: October 11, 2013, 17:41 »
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This is what I think of the whole thing


ShadySue

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« Reply #83 on: October 11, 2013, 17:46 »
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