The Accuracy of Google Translate for Abstracting Data From NonEnglish-Language Trials for Systematic Reviews

  title={The Accuracy of Google Translate for Abstracting Data From NonEnglish-Language Trials for Systematic Reviews},
  author={Jeffrey L. Jackson and Akira Kuriyama and Andreea Anton and April Choi and Jean-Pascal Fournier and Anne-Kathrin Geier and Frederique A Jacquerioz and Dmitry Kogan and Cecilia Scholcoff and Rao Sun},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
Background: A critical marker of high-quality systematic reviews is the identification and inclusion of all relevant, important studies. Up to 78% of systematic reviews have language restrictions; as a consequence, most reviews (93%) exclude at least 1 randomized controlled trial (RCT) (1). A 2012 study assessing Google Translate for translating nonEnglish-language studies recommended caution in using this service (2). Recently, Google updated its translation engine, reporting that it is… 
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