Hi guys, I know I am way in over my head here, but still... Would it be possible, or better yet how much effort would require to build something like a automated translation tool? I am talking about the logics and mechanics. I'd start simple and then expand. I have the translation databases in place. I've seen on the forum that some people made google translate apis but I would like to build my own tool. I'd appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction. kind regards seba
on 2012-12-28 11:59
on 2012-12-28 13:25
Well it does depend. Are you looking to take raw text from any source and translate that or are you looking to translate text written in a formal grammer and proscribed vocabulary? The former is hard and falls into the "big data" category, the latter is much easier. In either case reading up on "Natural Language Processing" would be a place to start for either. Some links to get you started: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/999410/natural-... https://github.com/louismullie/stanford-core-nlp http://mendicantbug.com/2009/09/13/nlp-resources-for-ruby/ Google is your friend.
on 2012-12-28 14:06
Peter Hickman wrote in post #1090469: > Well it does depend. Are you looking to take raw text from any source > and > translate that or are you looking to translate text written in a formal > grammer and proscribed vocabulary? > > The former is hard and falls into the "big data" category, the latter is > much easier. > > In either case reading up on "Natural Language Processing" would be a > place > to start for either. > > Some links to get you started: > > http://stackoverflow.com/questions/999410/natural-... > > https://github.com/louismullie/stanford-core-nlp > > http://mendicantbug.com/2009/09/13/nlp-resources-for-ruby/ > > Google is your friend. Thank you very much. I am just reading about machine translation. I'll go through the links you provided to assess whether this is at all feasible for me given the time and effort required... regards, seba