The Wikimedia Basis announced (through VentureBeat) a collaboration with Google immediately that integrates the latter’s flagship translation service. Wikipedia’s content material translation software works by creating an preliminary article adaptation that editors can assessment, edit, and enhance.
This software has transformed near 400,000 articles and already options 5 different machine translation methods. Right now’s addition provides assist for 15 further languages — together with Hausa, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Yoruba, and Zulu — for a complete of 121.
Zulu is among the languages that will probably be supported by Google Translate, and beforehand had no machine translation assist in our content material translation. Zulu has 12 million audio system and solely about 1,100 Wikipedia articles.
The addition of Google Translate has been a long-requested function by the editor group, with Wikimedia calling it “one of the vital superior machine translation methods out there immediately.” On the privateness entrance, no private knowledge is being shared.
We’re excited to collaborate with Google on this new added performance of the content material translation software. Translations will probably be revealed beneath a free license that permits content material to be built-in again into Wikipedia in step with our personal licensing insurance policies. No private knowledge will probably be shared with Google or Wikimedia as a part of Google Translate’s integration into the content material translation software.
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