Hi Emoji Dick Backers!
I just launched a new emoji-related Kickstarter project I thought you might be interested in -- its to build the world's first emoji translation engine:
To build any translation engine requires massive amounts of text that exists in both languages, which are sometimes called parallel texts.
There’s plenty of content around the web in English, but there’s not that much in emoji (except Emoji Dick, of course). Thats why we’re raising money on Kickstarter: we want to pay people to translate sentences into emoji. We will then use those sentences to train a translation engine powered by statistics and machine learning.
We've got a goal of $15,000 and already have some great traction, but would to tell you more if you're interested.
For backers support we're creating an emoji phrase book, to help people learn this new language:
Here are some sample phrases we've been working with:
Anyway, please check it out and thanks for taking a read!