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San Francisco city's poor online translation

Phil Ting, San Francisco's assessor-recorder, is trying to tackle the city's poor online translation services on its Web site:

"Some of the translation errors are significant enough to impair users' understanding of site content. The English phrase "types of property assessed" was translated into Chinese as "category belonging being assessed." Software translating into Spanish translates "properties" as "characteristics" and "City Hall" as "city corridor.""
http://www.cbs5.com/localwire/localfsnews/bcn/2005/10/21/n/HeadlineNews/TRANSLATION-ERRORS/resources_bcn_html
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