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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/moohagin

I want to translate web videos such as www.ted.com

I am playing borderlands 1 in Spanish and it has made me realize there is a large gap between knowing the words and being able to understand them when spoken fluently. I would like to be able to have sections of video content such as a ted talk to translate; ¿¿¿surely since duolingo was first announced on a ted talk ( what we learned from 5 million books (( http://www.ted.com/talks/what_we_learned_from_5_million_books.html))) they would be open to duolingo programming subtitles for it????

February 17, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ogergo

Great idea!!! It would also help the deaf users! The question is who creates theoriginal subtitles.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scleija

the original subtitles are available at amara.com


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scleija

It would be nice to be able to add articles to be translated ourselves. If it is already possible, then I just haven't figured it out yet.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marziotta

I think we can upload only articles we wrote ourselves here. http://duolingo.com/#/upload


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vwlj

Great idea, moohagin!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VancouverBrad

A lot of them already are translated: http://www.ted.com/OpenTranslationProject

To pull these into DuoLingo lessons, you'd still have to apply some kind of sentence segmentation to determine what matches with what, but it's a good start.

See http://www.ted.com/talks/subtitles/id/1661/lang/en and http://www.ted.com/talks/subtitles/id/1661/lang/fr and http://www.ted.com/talks/subtitles/id/1661/lang/es as example of a translated talk.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abelsousa

I recommend you translate also videos from https://pt.khanacademy.org. They need people translate their videos. It is a non-profit institute that do class for high school and high education, all free, in english. The website to translate the lectures and class it is. https://pt.khanacademy.org/contribute. The TED is good too, i like the TED a lot.

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