Discussion about Benevolent deception: "The placebo button effect" in English to Dutch - Entry #24770

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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 19:30
Member (2003)
German to Dutch
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Human response to a changing industry Apr 18

Ik lees vandaag, 18 april 2019, in een publicatie van de heren Dotterer en Tabor dat ze hier expres machinevertalingen tussen de reguliere vertalingen posten. Om ons gedrag te meten. Fijne website, dit!

Jean Dimitriadis
 
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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 19:30
Member (2003)
German to Dutch
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Deepl translation Apr 19

I read today, 18 April 2019, in a publication by Messrs Dotterer and Tabor, that they are posting machine translations between the regular translations here on purpose. To measure our behaviour. Great website, this!

Katalin Szilárd
 

Katalin Szilárd  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 19:30
Member (2006)
English to Hungarian
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Is this the only place where it was used? Apr 20

Gerard de Noord wrote:

I read today, 18 April 2019, in a publication by Messrs Dotterer and Tabor, that they are posting machine translations between the regular translations here on purpose. To measure our behaviour. Great website, this!


Now I'm wondering whether Kudoz was free from MT questions and answers....
Sometimes I had the feeling that the asker did not speak Hungarian at all still on her/his profile said she/he was.


 

Phil Hand  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 02:30
Chinese to English
To understand your intent... Apr 20

Am I right in thinking that you're being sarcastic, Gerard? That in fact you think this is deceptive behaviour and dislike it?

I understand what you mean, but I have to admit, I think this sounds like an interesting blind experiment. I would be keen to see the results. It sounds as though the site sent you out a disclaimer about what's happening, is that right? So you do have the opportunity to remove your consent and not participate.


 
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