How to contribute to your mother tongue to flourish in digital age

Lets beat boredom & do something useful for our regional languages

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Idea 1 : Join Google Translate Community

Teach Google Translate how to speak your language better. It’s easy and fun

I am choosing my mother tongue Tamil & my second language English
  • Hit Save ! Thats it !!

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Now you can help Google translate by translating/verify the existing translations

I am someone who always believed Technology can help local/regional languages and cultures to flourish. Google translate community is my way of contributing to my mother tongue Tamil — Vicky AV

Idea 2: Spend time in Google Crowdsource App

Teach Google Translate your language, help Google Photos identify objects, help Gboard understand handwriting, or contribute to an ever-growing and diverse library of images to help train machine learning models

Are you bored while commuting to office/college ? Why don’t you spend time in some interesting stuff ?

Screenshots from CrowdSource App

Idea 3 : Contribute to WikiSource

WikiSource keeps scanned copies of lot of valuable books/articles. But scanned images are not very readable.

If you are interested, you can transcribe those images to text or help proof read others transcription

E.g. I contributed to convert scanned copy of ஆல்பர்ட் ஐன்ஸ்டைனின் நம்மை மேம்படுத்தும் எண்ணங்கள் book to text.

  • Visit https://ta.wikisource.org/
  • Create an account by clicking புதிய கணக்கை உருவாக்கவும் link in top right corner. Then login with that account
  • Once you logged in, go to section மின்வருடிய நாட்டுடைமை நூல்களின் மெய்ப்பு விவரங்கள் in home page

Twitter @IamVickyAV