This might sound like a basic question, but has anyone had any luck using OpenNMT or another tool to translate text to a new language? I have a large body of text that needs to be translated to newly-discovered languages for which there would likely be no existing models or texts to work from. I’m guessing I would need to translate enough text from a source language to the new language before I could even begin to use OpenNMT to translate more text, or is that wrong?
For example, I want to translate an existing book in English to a newly-discovered language in a remote village in Africa. How would I go about using OpenNMT to do this?