About The Sentence Society
The Sentence Society is an initiative by Travis Foundation to make contributing to language digitisation fun. By playing, translated sentences are added to our data set, improving the quality of machine translation. We've recently launched The Sentence Society for Tigrinya and look forward to expanding it for other projects in the future.
We are aiming for 1 million matching sentences in Tigrinya and English.
Building a corpus
By increasing the size of our corpus, we are enabling and eventually improving machine translation. The game can also be used as a validation tool approve data that the machine translation itself has created. This enables a self-sustaining model for growing a dataset.
While we have scaled back our projects and operations at Travis Foundation, we've kept TSS going to continue collecting data. If you're interested in using the data collected to further machine translation for Tigrinya, let us know.