Building Bridges Not Walls - Wikipedia's new Content Translation tool
From Ewan McAndrew on April 20th, 2017
Wikipedia’s new Content Translation tool offers an impactful means of sharing open knowledge globally between languages as it brings up an article on one side of the screen in one language and helps translate it, paragraph by paragraph, to create the article in a different language taking all the formatting across to the new article so a native speaker just has to check to make sure the translation is as good as it can be.
This presentation from Thursday 6th April 2017 at the Open Educational Resources Conference in London by the University of Edinburgh's Wikimedian in Residence, Ewan McAndrew, outlines the successful models already employed in a Higher Education context where one editor was able to translate five articles on notable Women in STEM onto Portuguese Wikipedia in one afternoon and where thirty Translation Studies MSc students were able to complete the translation of Wikipedia articles of 4000 words into different language Wikipedias. In this way, sharing open knowledge between languages and improving areas of under-representation.
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