[Talk-in] Automating OSM translation into Indic languages

Srikanth Lakshmanan srik.lak at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 20:04:57 UTC 2016

After loading the yet to be translated nodes into google sheets, I used the
=GOOGLETRANSLATE() function to get google translations of place names and
also queried wikidata to get wikidata translations. When both these
matched, I extracted a list and uploaded through a script.[1] I also
verified the changesets[2] that were created through script and did not
find any issues.

[1] https://gist.github.com/srikanthlogic/5148571367bb829b03c2170af59880c4
[2] http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/SrikanthLogic/history

On 6 October 2016 at 13:29, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik.lak at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 7 April 2015 at 11:32, Sajjad Anwar <me at sajjad.in> wrote:
>> Aruna, we can use the Wikidata to get a first pass of the translation
>> and then present the spreadsheet view for someone to eyeball and add
>> missing?
> I got a spreadsheet view[0] to this using the OverpassToGoogleSheets
> appscript[1] (which I plan to make a complete add-on) to give spreadsheet
> view. Once the ability to generate spreadsheet or any language / area
> combination is complete, use the sheet to build a HTML microtask UI where
> user can translate (with a small map view to give context). Eventually, we
> could build something envisioned at Map Translation Interface[3].
> [0] https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1imONog35BeDTEuwRPgrRRDAF7pvbS
> Hs1Ryv-18yfOaQ/edit#gid=201371839
> [1] https://github.com/srikanthlogic/tangrams-indic/
> blob/gh-pages/Translator-Tools/appscript/OverpassToGoogleSheets.gs
> [2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Translation_Interface
> --
> Regards
> Srikanth.L

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