Peer-reviewed and published. Please cite as:

Orynycz, P. (2022). Say It Right: AI Neural Machine Translation Empowers New Speakers to Revitalize Lemko. In: Degen, H., Ntoa, S. (eds) Artificial Intelligence in HCI. HCII 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 13336. Springer, Cham.

Watch AI Empower New Speakers of Endangered Languages Like Lemko

Engineer Petro Orynycz unveils AI technology that empowers endangered language (Lemko) new speakers to read their language immediately. Watch and follow along with this interactive seminar.


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1. Copy Lemko Text Below

130 років тому вродил ся Теофіль Курилло, передовый представник лемківской інтеліґенциі
Записал обставины поневоліня в початковым періоді од 14. вересня/септембра 1914 р. до 22. серпня/авґуста 1915 р.
130 років тому в Розділю під Ґорлицями вродил ся єден з передовых представників лемківской інтеліґенциі поч. ХХ ст. – Теофіль Курилло (1891-1945).

Source: LEM.FM – 130 років тому вродил ся Теофіль Курилло, передовый представник лемківской інтеліґенциі

2. Paste Text Into Translator:

3. Press “Go!” Button Above.


In a hands-on demo attended by over 50 worldwide, Natural Language Processing Engineer Petro Orynycz and Carpatho-Rusyn Society President Maryann Sivak unveil hybrid artificial intelligence technology that empowers new speakers of Lemko to read in the language immediately. Implications for endangered, low-resource language revitalization are discussed.

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Invented world’s first and only Lemko Ukrainian|Rusyn machine translation engine, with paper published by apex journal Springer Nature. Work trusted by defense, law enforcement, Google, Amazon, Siemens, Raytheon, BMW and Mercedes.


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