Automated te reo Māori translations via Google
Google recently announced its support for several minority languages to translate into and from English with Māori being one of the minority languages.
Background information from my October 15 2009 post is here.
To use the translator visit http://translate.google.com
For years a computer generated system to translate to and from te reo Māori has only been a dream and one that most people never expected to occur.
Google Translate will translate from Māori to English and English to Māori. To translate from English to Māori:
- On the right hand side of the screen click on the down arrow button
- Select “Maori”
- Type the English sentences into the text area
- Output translation will appear in the right hand of the screen.
Māori speakers required to improve translations.
The Translator is still in its infancy and does require fluent speakers to rate various translations that will be used to improve the algorithms of the system. Anyone can do this without the need to register or log in. Simply visit http://translate.google.com
The translations are mediocre and often do not have macrons, but nevertheless the system works well for an early system.