Google Translate Disclaimer - UW HELP

Google Translate Disclaimer

What is Google Translate?

Google Translate is a third-party service provided by Google that performs all translations directly and dynamically. 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 vary across languages.


The UW HELP website is providing the “Google Translate” option to assist you in reading the UW HELP website in languages other than English. Google Translate cannot translate all types of documents, and may not provide an exact translation. Anyone relying on information obtained from using Google Translate does so at his or her own risk. The University of Wisconsin Higher Education Location Program does not make any promises, assurances, or guarantees as to the accuracy of the translations provided. The University of Wisconsin System and its employees shall not be liable for any damage or issues that may result from using Google Translate.

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