TAP Into Newark: Rutgers-Newark Faculty, Students Create Open Platform for Language Translation Services

TAP into Newark: Rutgers-Newark Faculty, Students Create Open Platform for Language Translation Services. “Express Newark, an arts- and culture-focused coworking space at Hahne & Co, recently granted a $5,000 Third Space Award to the Lives in Translation (LiT) project, a two-pronged a student language translation program at Rutgers-Newark that’s collaborating with the university’s Design Consortium to visualize and build an accessible online database of volunteer interpreters.”

New England Public Radio: ‘Nu’? A Software Program That Reads Yiddish

New England Public Radio: ‘Nu’? A Software Program That Reads Yiddish. “New software for searching words in digitized Yiddish books — many originally written in the 19th and early 20th centuries — is about to be unveiled. The search tool will be available via the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Its digital library includes more than 10,000 books in Yiddish — but the current ability to search them is limited.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Use the Google Translate App Like a Pro

Make Tech Easier: How to Use the Google Translate App Like a Pro. “Initially, Google Translate was a Web version for desktop devices, but all that has changed, as you can use the mobile app to translate whatever you want while on the go from your smartphone. It’s as easy as typing in anything, and the app will translate it into another language. You also have other options like using your camera to scan text and get it translated, plus much more.”

Google Blog: Connect with news in multiple languages with Google News

Google Blog: Connect with news in multiple languages with Google News . “Today, more than 60 percent of people around the world speak and consume news across two or more languages. Finding articles in these languages can be challenging, since it requires you to search for topics across various apps and websites. To help solve this problem, we’ve built a new feature in Google News that will provide access to news articles from multiple languages and countries from around the world, all within one app.”

University of Chicago Library: ‘Spoken Yucatec Maya’ online textbook republished

University of Chicago Library: ‘Spoken Yucatec Maya’ online textbook republished. “In the mid-1960s a set of Mayan language textbooks was created at the University of Chicago that has proven to be an invaluable resource for faculty and students around the world who are interested in learning Mayan languages. Originally created in analog form and distributed via photocopy and audio tapes, one of the textbooks, Spoken Yucatec Maya, was eventually turned into a website that was publicly available until last year, when it was taken down due to security concerns connected with its outdated web platform. Today, as the result of collaboration between the University of Chicago Library, Professor John Lucy, and the Social Sciences Division, this critical teaching tool is now available to future generations on a sustainable platform…”

Phys .org: Bellevue startup uses artificial intelligence to help English learners’ pronunciation

Phys .org: Bellevue startup uses artificial intelligence to help English learners’ pronunciation. “Bellvue-based Blue Canoe’s mobile app directs its users to repeat sentence prompts and record them. Speech-recognition technology then analyzes the recordings and uses machine-learning models to point out the differences. When users spend 10 minutes per day on the app, personalized feedback from an artificially intelligent (AI) teacher informs students precisely how they mispronounced words.”

Irish Tech News: PEIG. ie to be launched welcoming in a new era for the Irish language online

Irish Tech News: PEIG.ie to be launched welcoming in a new era for the Irish language online. “This launch welcomes in a new era for the Irish language online. PEIG.ie focuses on providing news, events, job vacancies and information to the Irish language community and to the learners of the language. ”