Google loves to finish our sentences by using autocomplete. While some might find it helpful, others might find it annoying. In some cases, it’s simply hilarious. No matter whether we like it or not, the autocomplete that Google provides is a reflection of what people are searching for.
So, what are people searching for when it comes to translation? We ran a quick little experiment. See our results below.
What Autocomplete Says about Translation in General
What Autocomplete Says about Translators
What Autocomplete Says about Translation Technology
What Google Autocomplete Says about Google Translate
And, the Grand Finale…
About Nataly Kelly
Nataly brings nearly two decades of translation industry experience to Smartling, most recently as Chief Research Officer at industry research firm Common Sense Advisory. Previously, she held positions at AT&T Language Line and NetworkOmni (acquired by Language Line), where she oversaw product development. A veteran translator and certified court interpreter for Spanish, she has formally studied seven languages, and is currently learning Irish.
A former Fulbright scholar in sociolinguistics, Nataly lives in the Boston area with her husband and daughter. When she isn’t working, you’ll usually find her translating Ecuadorian poetry, writing books, and exploring the world (36 countries and counting!).