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Structure of Wikidata from which WUaS might develop an Universal Translator?
Lydia_WMDE: Can you outline in broad strokes the potential for translation coded into Wikidata, perhaps via a synchronization tool you asked for in email a few days ago or in other ways (and perhaps differentially from Google Translate)? Eventually, will individual words in one language in Wikidata (so item by item? ... e.g. what's a basic unit in Wikidata ... can a word be a basic unit?) be translatable into all of 7,106 languages, for example
... but in what 2 ways, for example, in broad strokes, could someone write an application based on Wikidata's information structures (items and labels, about which one can then write scripts), that would lead to comparative translators?
Wikidata IRC office hours transcript from May 19, 2014
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Looks like Wikitionary and MediaWiki Content translation may provide another approach to a possible Universal Translator, as well ...
"This is currently being developed:
It will provide all the tools needed to translate wiki articles, including dictionary lookup. The back-end service interfaces will be fairly generic & will use open source tools like dictd and apertium, so might be useful for non-wiki projects.
You can also use existing commercial APIs of course" (GW at Wikimedia, 22 May 2014).
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