I am trying to figure out what are the options for building a natural language translation model for a language that is not yet supported by existing machine translations.
The project is to build a system for translating a very limited subset of a small east african language into English (only one-way needed).
The language is to my knowledge not yet supported by any machine translation systems, but it is related to several other big African languages (putting sentences into Google Translate, the language is mostly auto detected as Kiswahili or Shona, and the English translation is sometimes usable).
I know building a translator for a new language is by no means trivial, but the problem domain is very small and I think it should be doable. Are there any features of the big cloud providers that support this, ML frameworks, or vendors that build these models as a service?
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