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Luganda added to Google Translate with 9 other African languages

  • Bambara – spoken in Mali
  • Ewe – spoken in Ghana and Togo
  • Krio – spoken in Sierra Leone
  • Lingala – spoken the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Luganda – spoken in Uganda and Rwanda
  • Oromo – spoken in Ethiopia
  • Sepedi – spoken in South Africa
  • Tigrinya – spoken in Eritrea and Ethiopia
  • Tsonga – spoken in South Africa
  • Twi – spoken in Ghana

Several other African languages have been already obtainable, together with Swahili, Amharic, Hausa and Somali.

The language software program has up to now been translating paperwork to Luganda whereas studying and enhancing as extra Luganda materials was uploaded. Google says that these new additions depend on novel software program which doesn’t require reference to earlier examples.

Google Translate’s analysis scientist Isaac Caswell informed the BBC that this work was a part of “expanding coverage to many communities who were very much overlooked not just by Google but other technologies in general”.

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Concerning whether or not or not the translations will likely be correct with this new software program, Caswell says the journey to accuracy continues to be lengthy.

“For many supported languages, even the largest languages in Africa that we have supported – say like Yoruba, Igbo, the translation is not great. It will definitely get the idea across but often it will loss much of the subtlety of the language,” Mr Caswell admitted.

With the brand new languages, he mentioned, it will be no completely different. But the individuals who helped within the analysis mentioned it was a superb place to begin.

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