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Back to basics – What is a text to speech technology?

Text-to-Speech technologies are methods of converting written text into spoken words. TTS systems use a combination of natural language processing, speech synthesis, and voice modeling to generate spoken speech from written text.   There are several popular platforms for text-to-speech, including: Google Text-to-Speech: a free service available on Android devices. Amazon Polly: a service offered… Continue reading Back to basics – What is a text to speech technology?

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Back to basics – What is Natural Language Processing ?

Back to basics – What is Natural Language Processing (NLP)? NLP is a subfield of artificial intelligence that deals with the interaction between computers and human languages. NLP techniques are used to analyze and understand human language, and can be used for a wide range of tasks such as: Text classification: Automatic categorization of text… Continue reading Back to basics – What is Natural Language Processing ?

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Back to basics – What are language technologies?

Language technologies are a set of computer-based tools and techniques that are used to process, understand, and generate human language. Some examples of language technologies include: 1. Natural Language Processing (NLP) This is a subfield of artificial intelligence that deals with the interaction between computers and human languages. NLP techniques are used to analyze and… Continue reading Back to basics – What are language technologies?

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Grammarly, check your spell

Grammarly is a writing and editing tool that helps users improve their grammar, spelling, and writing style. It is designed to catch mistakes and provide suggestions for improvement, making it easier for users to produce high-quality written work. To use Grammarly, you can either install the Grammarly browser extension, which will check your writing in… Continue reading Grammarly, check your spell

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Ask Ludwig Guru and you’ll write in perfect English, or almost…

Google’s little cousin specialized in computational linguistics.

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Sentiment analysis

Sentiment analysis is the process of using natural language processing and computational linguistics to identify and extract subjective information from text. It is often used to determine the sentiment or emotional tone of a piece of text, such as a review or a social media post. There are several approaches to sentiment analysis, but one… Continue reading Sentiment analysis

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ELAN vs Google Machine translation test

A chef cooked the two machine translated japanese recipes and served the different dishes to passersby. Enjoy the video!

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Easy Chinese?

ShaoLan's "Easy Chinese" is a system for learning Chinese characters and their meanings. It was developed by ShaoLan Hsueh, who created it to help people learn Chinese characters in a more efficient and effective way. The system is based on the idea that Chinese characters can be broken down into simpler components that are easier… Continue reading Easy Chinese?

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Software localization – QT Linguist

Qt Linguist is a tool that is part of the Qt framework, which is a cross-platform application development framework that is widely used to develop applications for various platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. It is a localization tool that is used to translate the user interface of Qt applications into different languages.… Continue reading Software localization – QT Linguist

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3 reasons to try machine translation

To facilitate communication with people who speak a different language. Machine translation can help facilitate communication between people who speak different languages by providing a quick and easy way to translate text or speech from one language to another. To improve efficiency. In certain situations, machine translation can help improve efficiency by allowing people to… Continue reading 3 reasons to try machine translation