In this paper we describe a set of processes for the acquisition of re sources for quick rampup machine translation (MT) from any language lacking significant machine tracta ble resources into English, using the Paraguayan indigenous lan guage Guarani as well as Amharic and Chechen, as examples.
Abdelali, Ahmed; James Cowie; Steve Helmreich; Wanying Jin; Maria Pilar Milagros; Bill Ogden; Hamid Mansouri Rad; and Ron Zacharski. 2006. Guarani: A case study in resource development for quick ramp-up MT. Proceedings of the Seventh Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas. Boston, MA. (pdf)