Petro Orynycz

Peer-Reviewed Scientist. Software Engineer. Computational Linguist.

Peer-reviewed and published. Please cite as:

Orynycz, P. (2023). BLEU Skies for Endangered Language Revitalization: Lemko Rusyn and Ukrainian Neural AI Translation Accuracy Soars. In: Degen, H., Ntoa, S. (eds) Artificial Intelligence in HCI. HCII 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 14051. Springer, Cham.

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.

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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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Pioneer and deploy breakthrough artificial intelligence and natural language processing technologies to strengthen communities, national security, and public health & safety, including via revitalization of indigenous, minority and endangered languages.


I am a senior software engineer specializing in natural language processing (NLP) applications, including artificial intelligence (AI) neural machine translation (NMT), with decades of transatlantic experience.


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


Fellow alumnus of Copernicus, the astronomer 🔭 who discovered the Earth went around the sun, and Pope John Paul II 🇻🇦: graduated from the East Slavic Philology Department 🏫 of Jagiellonian University 🎓in Kraków (now Poland 🇵🇱).


Slavic Hungarian-American 🇭🇺🇺🇸 of Lemko Rusyn Ukrainian 🇺🇦 ethnicity (just like Andy Warhol!), also a speaker of Polish 🇵🇱 and Russian 🇷🇺.


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