Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wildlife of Cameroon: Books published in obscure languages in Cameroon?, How? WUaS's Universal Translator conceptually, See, too, as it newly emerges -, Cameroon World University and School and "African languages" at WUaS

Hi David, 

Thanks for your email. Yes. Conceptually, marry Google Translate in ~100 languages with recent developments in AI with its Tensor Flow with Wikidata / Wiktionary (building out dictionaries) in its Wikipedia 358 languages, with Ethnologue's 7,097 living languages' register with Glottolog's 7,943 entries under languages, with the ISO's lists of languages - in relational databases. Add Google Hangouts' Youtube videos of anthropologists / linguists doing field work in all 7,097+ languages, synthesized into a developing realistic virtual earth with realistic avatars (with time slider, so conceptually like Google Streetview/Maps/Earth with time slider with OpenSimulator/Second Life planned for all 8k languages) for further language generation computationally. More here in blog posts in the "language" and other label  - And more here - - especially after CC World University and School (which is CC MIT OCW-centric in its 7 languages, and CC Yale OYC-centric) moves from our current Wikia wiki to one emerging from Wikidata possibly in MediaWiki. Thank you. 

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Best wishes, 

On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 10:51 AM, David Zeitlyn <> wrote:
Ok I'll bite. Is this serious? If so I'm really keen to see the books you publish in some of the obscure languages I work on in Cameroon. I'd buy them in Mambila or Kwanja even if I wont in English. But I am puzzled how you propose to do it since among other problems there arent dictionaries availble (I'm working on it but don’t hold your breath)

best wishes

David Zeitlyn,

Professor of Social Anthropology (research). ORCID: 0000-0001-5853-7351

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
University of Oxford
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