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#1198: Auto Translating to kreyol : Lyall comments
From: J. David Lyall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>As I said yesterday the issue now should be what kind of system can be
>established to support those who are writing in Creole, who want to make
>quality reading materials available to Creole speakers, keeping in mind that
>the majority of Creole speakers don't have money to buy books. Creole writers
>don't have money either to do self -publishings.
I am curious about any progress being made on machine auto-translation
I have written some letters to kreyol speaking friends in hayti.
Now, my kreyol is tres inadequate, and I have no french.
I have used the english to french translating program at
AltaVista to do a preliminary translation of a letter a few times.
This gets me some words which I might use.
[ I upload to text to a web site, then load in the webtext from
AltaVista translations ]
The syntax which results is rather garbled, of course.
Syntax rules in creole/kreyol/haitian seem to be rather
more flexible, and an auto translation program into
kreyol from english/french/spanish would be a great aid
in producing materials.
Who in our village is working on this, and when/where
are such programs available?
J. David Lyall
[ Jedidiah Daudi in full ki-swahili ]