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Yiddish inside too: Google's answer to extinct languages TECH news Yiddish inside too: Google's answer to extinct languages Yiddish, along with Maori, ancient Creole and 3,000 other languages, may disappear in the coming years if no concerted effort is made to preserve them. Google Arts & Culture has developed Woolaroo, a new application that enables real-time photography of objects and automatic visual translation Tags Google Yiddish Walla! TECH Th



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Yiddish inside too: Google's answer to extinct languages

Yiddish, along with Maori, ancient Creole and 3,000 other languages, may disappear in the coming years if no concerted effort is made to preserve them.

Google Arts & Culture has developed Woolaroo, a new application that enables real-time photography of objects and automatic visual translation

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The app that will help you learn Yiddish (Photo: PR)

Does your Yiddish amount to "Gute Shabes"?

You're not alone.

Yiddish, along with Maori, ancient Creole and 3,000 other languages, may disappear in the coming years if no concerted effort is made to preserve them.

Google Arts & Culture has developed Woolaroo, a new app that enables real-time object photography and automatic visual and phonetic translation of the names of the objects being photographed into a variety of endangered spoken languages.



Google claims that learning languages ​​through context allows people who see and experience an object in its natural environment to remember it more easily and then use it naturally during a conversation.

Using Woolaroo, built on Google's cloud, you can capture real-time objects, instantly see the object's name in the desired language and hear how to pronounce it.

The app was developed in open source that allows communities that speak the same language to preserve and expand their vocabulary and add audio recordings that will help with proper pronunciation.

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Woolaroo translates into 10 endangered languages, including Yiddish, Calabrian Greek, Louisiana Creole and Maori.

Each of these languages ​​makes an important contribution to the cultural heritage of a community.

During the development of the app, Google and Partner Innovation teams located endangered language speakers among all Google employees, through which vocabulary and dictionary databases were developed that served as the basis for the app, after checking that their translations were accurate and consistent.



Woolaroo uses the Google Cloud Vision interface, which transmits signals from images using AutoML and pre-trained models and sorts images into millions of predefined categories.

The automation and trained models make the app available and accessible to more users.

Google Arts & Culture is committed to supporting and preserving ancient traditions and legacies, including spoken languages, through innovative technology.

Using the Wooraloo app, Google Arts & Culture teams have created an innovative and immersive experience of cultural, artistic and historical learning.

Woolaroo's charm is that it is an open source for any person or organization that can use it to preserve its native language.



To download the app for iPhone users, click here, Android users click here

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