Launched in 2006, Google Translate has become one of Google’s most popular and useful products, processing a billion of translations a day. Today, websites, documents, emails and even instant messages can be translated into 90 different languages — including Filipino and Cebuano— instantaneously and for free through Google Translate.
92% of Translate’s 500 million users are outside the USA. It currently supports text inputs in 90 languages and spoken translations in 42 languages. In its conversation mode, Translate can recognize a language being spoken and provide translation between the two languages for 32 languages. It can also recognize and translate text in an image in 36 languages through its Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology.
Love Your Language is Google’s way of empowering the communities to build high quality translations online for their languages using the Google Translate Community Tool so that native and non-native speakers can appreciate the language better.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Step 1: Sign in with your Gmail.
and go to –> https://sites.google.com/site/loveyourlanguagephilippines/ (Shown Below)
Step 2: Click on the bar lines at the left and then click on Languages. You may choose English, Filipino and Cebuano. You can also change your settings, check your badges and your stats from here.
Step 3: Translate or Validate. Have fun!
(There is no English-Cebuano Validation yet. This feature will appear once we have enough English-Cebuano Translations to validate.)
Option 1: Translate
My demo begins hahah
and so on…
Option 2: Validate
Viola! good job and thank you for contributing to Google Translate 😀
For starters and Curious Cats out there, see “Frequently Asked Questions” below 😀
Is Love Your Language in the Philippines a contest?
No, it is not. Google is encouraging Filipinos to help improve the translation of Filipino and Cebuano languages online at their own leisure. But Google will recognize the top contributors in the country at the end of the month because their effort will surely bring better representation to these languages online, and they want to honor them for that.
Do I have to be in the Philippines to be part of this program?
No, you can be anywhere in the world. If you want your contribution to count towards the submissions coming from the Philippines, sign up here. Otherwise, you can use the Google Translate Community Tool without registering.
Do I have to sign in using a Gmail account to use the Google Translate Community Tool?
Yes. If you don’t have a Gmail account, you can sign up for one here.
Can I use different Gmail accounts to translate?
Google advises to use only one account when you sign in to the translate tool so they can attribute the right measurement to your contribution.
Can our organization use one Gmail account for everyone’s use to sign up to translate?
Google discourages the use of one Gmail account by multiple people for online security reasons.
Can we translate both Filipino and Cebuano?
Feel free to translate both if you’re knowledge of them. Your contribution count will be the total number of submissions coming from your Gmail account regardless of language.
How will you count my total number of submission?
All the submissions made from your Gmail account from August 1, 2015, 12:00 am to August 31, 2015, 11:59 pm will be counted towards your total contribution, whether it’s under Translate or Validate, Filipino or Cebuano.
Can we still use the tool to translate after August 2015?
Yes. You can keep translating beyond August to continue improving Filipino and Cebuano on the web. But Google will only measure the contribution by organizations and individuals until August 31, 2015 as part of this month-long program.
WHAT IS GOOGLE TRANSLATE
What is Google Translate?
Google Translate learns from the available material on the web and gets smarter as it receives more inputs.
WHAT IS GOOGLE TRANSLATE COMMUNITY
Google Translate Community is a free feature on Google Translate that allows language enthusiasts to help improve the translation quality. This helps Google Translate to have quality translated words in 90 languages as well as help Google in launching new supported languages.
What is Translate Community Tool and how does it work?
With the new Google Translate Community tool, people can directly contribute in helping improve the representation, accuracy and understanding of their language online. Using this tool, people can generate new translations as well as to rate and compare existing translated words and phrases.