eBay MT Language Specialists Series: Types of Content @ eBay
eBay’s Machine Translation (MT) engine currently handles only user-generated (UG) content; all eBay-generated content is translated by our talented localization team. It is common knowledge that UG text can get pretty noisy; most common issues include typos, non-dictionary terms, etc. At eBay, however, we deal with more than that. In the next series of articles I will talk in more detail about the types of content we work with (search queries, item titles, and item descriptions) and the specific challenges they present.