For those of you interested in the World Cup (whatever that is), I draw your attention to Twanslator, an online system to allow football (that’s “soccer”, to the rest of you) fans to follow World Cup tweets on Twitter in their own language.
The system is explained in today’s Irish Times:
(The system) instantly translates and streams tweets in six European languages – Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German and French – into English. Tweets in English are also translated back into each of the six European languages. The service is available through myisle.org/twanslate, (offering) a graphical analysis of tweets about each match.
Thankfully, a vuvuzela soundtrack is not included.
Glad to see somebody’s flying the flag for Irish participation in the World Cup! And for Irish expertise in localization.