Lost in translation [2011]

Experiments with language translation loops, using the Google Translate API. The first process copied the U.S. Bill of Rights, translated it into French, then the result into Chinese, then that into Spanish, then Afrikaans, Dutch, Czech, Arabic, Japanese, and then back into English, producing an increasingly distorted version of the original.

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Translated
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Congress must either establish a religion of law, to prohibit the free exercise, speech or press or the deprivation of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly of people and the government respond to a complaint petition be.
A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The well-regulated militia, to keep people is required to run a free country has the right to bear arms for security is not compromised.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. Soldiers also in time of peace, when the war, how to fourth place in the house without the consent of the owner or be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. That person, papers, and effects of home and human rights must, deursoekings did not violate the command that is reasonable protection against attacks and leggings, this is possible, support section, or to confirm to describe the specific location to search and seize persons or things.
No person shall be held to answer for any capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. The grand jury, the exception provided no land or naval forces or militia, who supports capital or otherwise infamous crime would not be the actual crime itself twice the risk of excessive prosecution of war or public danger at work is not life or limbs m?┼że life without just compensation to be packed as a witness against himself in criminal law and liberty, or property, but private property for public prose items Because without the need to prevent missing.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense. In all criminal prosecutions, are created by the nature of expenses incurred in the process for certificates that are required to get a lawyer to defend him and his witnesses in criminal activity in favor of national and regional districts have accused the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the law or have.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. Under the common law is the argument of twenty dollars for a jury trial, the right, according to the general rules of law are held to reconsider a jury or court of the United States. .
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Excessive bail, excessive fines, cruel and unusual and would have imposed or required.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. Or deny certain rights, exclusion is not applicable to the interpretation of others should not be included in the Constitution.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Reserved rights, or not delegated to the U.S. Constitution, the United States, the country is forbidden, respectively, or in person.

A second experiment fed the above results back to the beginning, running the process many more times over again. Iterating the fourth amendment through this feedback loop 20 times, we watch it degenerate.

Original: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
1 Iteration: Human rights, housing, effective document security, illegal search and seizure issue declarations and those who make more space available on the right must be betrayed to find support for employment is not affected.
2 Iterations: Does not depend at all to help you find a job just need more space for human rights, housing, safe and effective documents and illegal search and seizure.
3 Iterations: You are the right place, more people, the house is safe and effective document, you search for anything illegal, please do not rely on receiving help.
4 Iterations: You and many other people in the right place safe and effective form of family, some illegal, you may be able to help.
5 Iterations: You can help, people have a place for a family of illegal people, some of them are safe and effective for the do.
6 Iterations: Some of the legal status of the family that we can create a safe and effective.
7 Iterations: It could be part of the family is the location of safe and effective.
8 Iterations: Safety and efficacy of this region can be part of the family.
9 Iterations: The family is part of the safety and effectiveness in this field.
10 Iterations: Effectiveness in the field of family safety.
11 Iterations: In terms of internal security, efficiency in.
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