Automated translation tool - possible or not

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

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-language-processing-in-ruby

https://github.com/louismullie/stanford-core-nlp

http://mendicantbug.com/2009/09/13/nlp-resources-for-ruby/

Google is your friend.

Peter H. 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-language-processing-in-ruby

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

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