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From "Lucas F. A. Teixeira" <>
Subject Re: Language Detection for Analysis?
Date Thu, 06 Aug 2009 23:19:38 GMT
Google Translate just released (last week) its language API with translation

It's very simple to use, and you can query it with some text to define witch
language is it.

Here is a simple example using groovy, but all you need is the url to


Lucas Frare Teixeira .ยท.

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Bradford Stephens <> wrote:

> Hey there,
> We're trying to add foreign language support into our new search
> engine -- languages like Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu (that don't work with
> standard analyzers). But our data source doesn't tell us which
> languages we're actually collecting -- we just get blocks of text. Has
> anyone here worked on language detection so we can figure out what
> analyzers to use? Are there commercial solutions?
> Much appreciated!
> --
> -- The Fringes of Scalability, Social
> Media, and Computer Science

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