HI Irene, Wikibabel, Gerd, and Wikidatans,
How does Wikidata's new lexicographical project work with regard to Swahili
(since it is a Wikipedia / Wikidata language) and Google Translate / GNMT
re your "Our approach leverages Google Translate
<https://cloud.google.com/translate/docs/> to make English Wikipedia
articles accessible to underserved communities" (re:
Will a Wikibabel team you help create add Swahili lexemes to the
lexicographical project -
- and then
Google GNMT - which is end-to-end translation software ...
- use this new Swahili lexicographical data by processing this through its
(WUaS seeks to facilitate machine translation in all 7097 living languages,
and by growing out of Google GNMT; WUaS donated itself for co-development
to Wikidata in 2015).
On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 10:28 PM, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com
> I am giving a lot of attention to content that deals with Africa. At that
> I also target the Swahili wikipedia  (I have not filled in all the red
> links yet). At this moment I am adding information in Wikidata about
> Tanzanian wards based on sw.wikipedia categories and templates.
> Many of the African language Wikipedias are struggling. By making the
> lists as complete as possible based on categories and lists, the
> information becomes more useful and better, it can be and is used in the
> same manner on multiple Wikipedias. At this moment zu yo en sw Wikipedia.
> As the information is made available using Listeria lists, the information
> gets updated as and when new information becomes available.
> Another notion of mine is that it will help with individual info boxes eg
> for politicians, or indeed Tanzanian wards .. :)
> NB I am a big fan of providing information using machine translation.
> However, PLEASE consider the lessons learned from the Cebuano Wikipedia and
> make the texts available in a cached way; not in the final form as saved
> PS when there is something where we can collaborate, please let me know.
>  https://sw.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mtumiaji:GerardM
> On 18 June 2018 at 01:12, Olya Irzak <oirzak(a)gmail.com
>> Dear Wikidata community,
>> We're working on a project called Wikibabel to machine-translate parts of
>> Wikipedia into underserved languages, starting with Swahili.
>> In hopes that some of our ideas can be helpful to machine translation
>> projects, we wrote a blogpost about how we prioritized which pages to
>> translate, and what categories need a human in the loop:
>> Rumor has it that the Wikidata community has thought deeply about
>> information access. We'd love your feedback on our work. Please let us know
>> about past / ongoing machine translation related projects so we can learn
>> from & collaborate with them.
>> Best regards,
>> Olya & the Wikibabel crew
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