Automatic language identifier

Information on the language identifier


A language identifier is an automatic classifier. It calculates the similarity of a text with previously inserted reference texts.


It creates an n-dimensional representation of the text (Vector Space Model) by using the statistical properties of the byte sequences found in the text as coordinates. It performs the same operation on previously inserted reference texts. In the n-dimensional space, the inserted text will have a precise position. The reference text closest to it will be the one which most resembles it.

Why have we developed this?

This technology is an integral part of a spider able to extract useful information for our translators from the web.

As an automatic classifier, it can easily be used to say in which category a document belongs by providing example documents. For this, we are also using it to classify our correspondence and to identify the topic of a written text in a language we do not understand.

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