Tag Archives: Maamme


Crowdsourcing and machine translation: the start of a beautiful friendship

Posted on by Hannu I. Miettinen

… Finnish into English.

Softly, I whisper “please GT, translate the Finnish national song “Maamme” (Our Land). I will convert the Finnish lyrics into Googlish, then you do the translation, and finally I’ll brush-up your text a little bit.”

Here is an extract from our result:

Our country is poor and will remain so,

if it’s gold you want.

A stranger walks by us proud,

but this is the land we love,

its forests, its mountains and its reefs,

they to us are dear.

Dear …

Tags: Application programming interface crowd crowdsourcing English language google Google Translate Maamme machine translation microwork Wikipedia William Shakespeare

, , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments