Google Translate limitations and disclaimer

What is Google Translate?

Google™ Translate is a free translation service that provides instant translations between 64 different languages. It can translate words, sentences and web pages between any combination of our supported languages. With Google Translate, we hope to make information universally accessible and useful, regardless of the language in which it’s written.

How does it work?

When Google Translate generates a translation, it looks for patterns in hundreds of millions of documents to help decide on the best translation for you. By detecting patterns in documents that have already been translated by human translators, Google Translate can make intelligent guesses as to what an appropriate translation should be. This process of seeking patterns in large amounts of text is called "statistical machine translation". Since the translations are generated by machines, not all translation will be perfect. The more human-translated documents that Google Translate can analyze in a specific language, the better the translation quality will be. This is why translation accuracy will sometimes vary across languages.

What can I do to improve translation quality?

If you encounter a translation that doesn't seem right, quite often Google Translate will have alternative results available. To view these, simply click the phrase in question. When you click a better alternative translation, Google Translate will learn from your feedback and continue to improve over time.


MSH disclaimer

The Markham Stouffville Hospital website and its web pages are intended to be read in English. Any translation of the website and its web pages may be imprecise and inaccurate in whole or in part. The translation process used on this website is a "machine translation" and is provided as a convenience. You should use an experienced human English translator to provide you with a precise and accurate translation into your native language. You access and use any translation at your own risk.

You assume all risk, liability, and responsibility for any translation. While reasonable efforts are made to provide a translation, no liability and no responsibility are assumed by MSH or Google for any errors, omissions, or ambiguities in the translations or other information provided by the free translation of this website. In no event is either MSH, affiliates, and associated parties, liable for any loss or damages whatsoever arising out of your use of the free translation of the website or the content thereof, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages.

General disclaimer

Disclaimer Notice: links provided on this site to other sites are provided as a reference to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest. Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained at, or endorse the viewpoints expressed at such other sites. Any specific comments or inquiries regarding these sites should be directed to the operator of that site.