Change how you eat when you travel. Restaurants usually only have the space on their menus for their local language, and perhaps an amusing attempt at English or another language. Automatic tools like Google Translate are tragically inept at menu items, because they do not have comparative source 🔢 data. We have found the key terms on thousands of menus, and are in the process of finding equivalent terms in dozens of languages. No matter the original language, you'll see the name of each dish, as well as translations of all the ingredients and descriptions, in the language you understand. In the case study above, the food is Lebanese, the menu is in German, and the guest of honor speaks French, Spanish, and several African languages. Our prototype is working, but we have more features to add to make this the restaurant app to drool over.
These are the languages for which we have datasets that we are actively working toward putting online. Languages that are Active for you to search are marked with "A" in the list below.
•A = Active language, aligned and searchable
•c = Data 🔢 elicited through the Comparative African Word List
•d = Data from independent sources that Kamusi participants align playing 🐥📊 DUCKS
•e = Data from the 🎮 games you can play on 😂🌎🤖 EmojiWorldBot
•P = Pending language, data in queue for alignment
•w = Data from 🔠🕸 WordNet teams
We are actively creating new software for you to make use of and contribute to the 🎓 knowledge we are bringing together. Learn about software that is ready for you to download or in development, and the unique data systems we are putting in place for advanced language learning and technology:
Our biggest struggle is keeping Kamusi online and keeping it free. We cannot charge money for our services because that would block access to the very people we most want to benefit, the students and speakers of languages around the world that are almost always excluded from information technology. So, we ask, request, beseech, beg you, to please support our work by donating as generously as you can to help build and maintain this unique public resource.
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