As part of the Government’s efforts to raise the overall translation and language standards in Singapore, the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) has called for volunteers with passion in language and translation to join as “Citizen Translators”, an initiative under the National Translation Committee (NTC), and part of the SG Together Movement.
This project is a first-of-its-kind in Singapore which aims to harness the expertise of the translation community to crowdsource public feedback for Government communication materials. The NTC also hopes to engage CTs in meaningful and enriching programmes such as translation-related sharing sessions and seminars.
CTs will also support the vetting and proofreading of Government communication materials as well as identifying translation errors, if any. They will have access to the functionalities on the SG Translate Together (SGTT) web portal and help post-edit translations generated by our Neural Machine Translation engine – SG Translate. These edited translations will then be used to train SG Translate to raise its accuracy.
Additionally, to appreciate the CTs’ contributions, a Recognition and Training framework has been put in place. We hope this will also help to enhance their volunteering experience and support them in strengthening their translation skills.
Interested parties may sign up as a Citizen Translator by registering on this web portal. Click here