AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON TRANSLATING USER MESSAGES - This application from Nhn Corporation seeks to patent the idea of...automatically translating IM messages from one language to another! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before Dec 21, 2011 that discusses:
- Translating IM messages automatically in a messaging application;
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question.. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
EXTRA CREDIT - A reference to anything that meets all of the criteria to the question above AND ALSO does the translation in REAL-TIME or uses PUSH NOTIFICATION.
TITLE: TRANSLATING USER MESSAGES
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] Within a messaging application, translating received messages from a 1st language and displaying them in a 2nd language.
- Publication Number: US 20130166275 A1
- Application Number: 13/550,467
- Assignee: Nhn Corporation
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating Dec 21, 2011
- Open for Challenge at USPTO: Open through Dec 27, 2013
Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
A method for providing an interpretation service using a messaging application, the method comprising:
Receiving a message of a first language in a conversation session provided by the messaging application in a terminal;;
Translating the message of the first language into a message of a second language; and
Providing the message of the second language in the conversation session.
In English this means:
A method for translating IM messages:
Receiving a message in a 1st language in a conversation session
Translating the message into a 2nd language
Displaying the message in a 2nd language in the same conversation session
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to the Dec 21, 2011.
You're probably aware of ten pieces of art that meet this criteria already... separately, the applicant is claiming translation in REAL-TIME, using PUSH NOTIFICATION.
"Translation bots being added in an instant messaging service” from the Applicant
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