I came up potentially with an idea for a document language translation service based on SAFE…
Yes, yes, I heard of online tools/softwares, Google, Yahoo, Babylon… But that’s not what I have in mind. I’m talking about translations that is performed by humans, translations that need to be of a profesional quality. With the globalization of the economy, lots of company have needs for translating various documents into different foreign languages, for commerce, legal, contracts, instruction manuals… This is typically done by a specialized industry, It costs some money to get suh a tranlation done.
So roughly, this how the idea might work:
- You upload your Source Text/Document into SAFE.
- (optional) Highlight the parts of the Source document that need to be translated.
- You pay a certain amount of Safecoins, depending on the amount or words.
- Your Source Text gets divided into different chunks (ie. each sentence is a different chunk).
- Chunks get spread out to various persons that have native or very good knowledge of the target language.
- Each translator gets paid a small amount of Safecoin for each sentence or chunks they translate.
- All the tranlated chunks get reassembled to form the target document.
How the system may work from the tranlaters point of view:
- It will look like a series of unrelated sentences/chunks you will have to translate. Like little “puzzles” you have to solve.
- You will also get to assess the quality of other people’s work. Ie, mark them 5-stars, 4-stars,… (Or 0-stars if the target text is rude or dishonest).
- There should be a ranking system, to asses one’s proficiency in a specific language. Translaters that are dishonnest/unreliable or not knowledgebale enough in a particular language will be de-ranked or banned.
- Document confidentiality. Because the source documents are broken up into many bits, it is unlikely anyone may get the feel for what your whole document is about. In addition, there could be an automated system for masking real people names and places within a source document.