Speak Lithuanian online at last!

  • 2008-01-09
  • By Mike Collier

VILNIUS -- If you've ever wanted to email someone in Lithuanianbut didn't want to spend hours slaving away over a dictionary, help is finally at hand.

Vytautas Magnus University has developed an onlinetranslation system capable of turning English into Lithuanian - though sadly, not vice versa.It will also translate whole web pages when a user supplies it with a validurl.

The university was partnered by PROMT,a leading provider of machine translation technologies, and work on theEU-funded project started in Dec. 2006.

Thesystem is reportedly already being used by some 3,000 registered users and isperforming up to 30,000 translations per day.

You can try the onlinetranslator for yourself at: http://vertimas.vdu.lt/twsas/Translations/TextForm.aspx