Another incremental step. The "science" of translating one human language to another was once thought a trivial task for computers, but it turned out more "art" was needed. Lots of text-to-text translators exist, which succeed to varying degrees.
A great example of that is the below. I saw the article about Kate's butt picture being published in a German tabloid newspaper today. Below is the headline.
I don't speak German but the Bing translator turns it into the below. For anyone that speaks German is that an accurate translation?
The other problem of course is there is a lot of nuance in speech. Take the word, 'cool,' in English. considerable context is needed sometimes to understand what the speaker is saying.
Danke für dieses
Thank you for this
ass horny weekend!
Bild - German newspaper