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Translation by Flickr

Next best thing to Star Trek-style universal translator: Steeev's Flickr-powered Visual Dictionary.

When you're walking down a street in Outer Foobaristan and you get a sudden urge for some chicken soup but don't speak Foobar, whip out your net-capable phone or wireless PDA and let Flickr do the talking: chicken soup.

Flickr Visual Dictionary: Chicken Soup

It has an option to use Google Images, too, but some of the results might taste funny.

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Clever, but some food items might be a bit more difficult to distinguish and others difficult to find at all. I think it's still a few years short of being a universal translator.

oso [oso cxe el-oso punkto net] • 2005.05.01
Oso, isn't it spelled mole without an accent? Still, that doesn't improve the performance of the translator: ew.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2005.05.02
Typo in the href text: <a href="ttp://

Jim Thompson [jim punkto thompson cxe pobox punkto com] • 2005.05.02
Thanks for the heads up, Jim. It's fixed.

Meanwhile, here is Steeev's post on the Visual Dictionary.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2005.05.02
So true. Molé is better suited for a bull ring. Either way, the translator could use some work.

oso [oso cxe el-oso punkto net] • 2005.05.05
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