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For tools that work with natural/constructed (but not programming) languages in some way (learning languages, grammar/spell/style checker, language generation …).

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Open Source Dialog System Natural Language Processing Engine?

Introduction and goal I'm interested to develop (possibly in Ruby language) Conversational Commerce Chat Apps [1]. A Dialog System Engine ? Specifically I want to implement a dialog system engine, ...
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Program to learn languages [closed]

I am looking for an online site/program where I could refresh my french/english especially the french/english related to the hotel reception... Do you maybe know such a site/program?
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Text formatter which understands grammer

I have converted some PDF documents which contained JPEG into ASCII text. Unfortunately, there are many line breaks in the middle of sentences, leaving some lines with only a few words and the text ...
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Create test with “unscramble the sentence” questions

I'm looking to create a foreign language test for my students and I want to present them with a sentence with the words in the wrong order. The student will then need to rearrange the words into the ...
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Software for syntax coloring English language

I recently read this argument about why syntax coloring/highlighting is not useful when writing code. The article featured this image of syntax-colored English text: While the article argues against ...
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App that shows root words and other words derived from that root

English is not my native language and my vocabulary is really poor. I'm currently taking Building a Better Vocabulary course. Professor, in that course, introduced a wonderful method for learning ...
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hybrid interpreted compiled language [closed]

Are there any languages that give the option of being used in interpreted mode or compiled into machine code? So when I want it to work on any device it can but when I want it to run really well on ...
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Open Source alternative to Wit.ai

Are there some open source alternatives to what Wit.ai does, i.e. mapping voice/text queries to actions by defining recognition patterns? (Wit.ai has an open API, but source code is closed, making ...
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Natural language generation for Japanese

I am looking for tools, libraries, software or services to generate natural Japanese text from raw data. The best example of what I am trying to do is the commercial tool Wordsmith from Automated ...
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Seeking an English Pronounciation program

My mother language is not English. I want to reduce my accent and improve my fluency. The details: I want to read a sentence and record it. The software should then score it by comparing it to ...
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Early Modern English Dictionary API

I am building a web application that allows users to transcribe, word by word, Early Modern English manuscripts. I want to tell users when a word they transcribed may be a new spelling variant of ...
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Browser extension to detect misspelled words/typos

I'm searching a nice browser extension to detect misspelled words/typos: preferably work in Chrome/Chromium clearly show the typos/wrong words on the page have the functionality to add words to a ...
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Chinese Sentiment Analysis Tools

I am doing a research study on some of the most recent Chinese Sentiment Analysis tools. My purpose is to evaluate the analysis results of each tool on a set of sentences – I am looking for sentence-...
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Software for transliteration from Roman script to Devanagari script

I am looking for an offline software that can do the transliteration from Roman script to Devanagari Script. Is there anything available like this?
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Can you recommend any vocabulary building software?

I'm specifically looking for something that is both easily customizable and accommodates a bunch of multilingual glossaries.
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Web search for pages written in Mongolian

I need a search engine that can search for web pages written in Mongolian (preferably Cyrillic, not traditional script). If I start an anonymous browsing session at google.mn, and type in "эндрю" (...
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Read out-loud program for pronunciation and proof-reading

In iOS you can ask the computer to read a text out-loud using 'speech'. For me it's very useful, as I'm not a native speaker, to proof-read text and to check the pronunciation. The problem though is ...
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Software/web-tool that shows existing connections between words

Could anyone suggest a tool (a Web app or for OS X) that has the following function? Given a word → generate all its related words (synonyms) and show its connections (how these words are related).
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English pronunciation software for a learner

I am trying to improve my English pronunciation and I would like to know about the best solution / software available, which accepts English words / sentences as text input, and thus I can listen to ...
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App to find words that you can’t remember

There is an app called Tip of My Tongue that allows you to search for words based on parts of the word that you remember and the meaning. However, the "meaning" search doesn’t actually utilise ...
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List of possible English words with some letters missing

Are there any websites where I can find the list of possible English words from a word with some letters missing? Example word : "O_" From "O_" (two letter word starting with O), the following list ...
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Software for Glossing/Tagging and Mapping Patterns in Text

Pleasantries I'm an English major temporarily studying at Oxford and I feel my literary/rhetorical analyses and argumentation could use a touch of the 'objectivity,' real or supposed, that ...
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Webapp that speaks out (or shows the pronunciation) of a Korean sentence

I have started learning how to pronounce Korean, but I am still not confident. Is there a website where I could paste a sentence like 나는 생각한다, 고로 나는 존재한다. and have either spoken out loud, or at least ...
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Generate sentences according to custom vocabulary/rules

I’m looking for a tool that can generate text (natural language) according to a list of words and their syntactic/morphological rules, both which I specify. So for example, I might add the word "...
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Automatically translate the words in a Japanese document as I pass the mouse cursor over them

Is there software I can install on my Mac with OS X 10.6.8 which will automatically translate the words on a PDF/Word/Excel(/other) document as I pass the mouse cursor over them? This sort of thing ...
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Android TTS for Mandarin Chinese language

An Android TTS (Text To Speech) app for Mandarin Chinese language is what I am looking for. Free, ideally open source. Your perception of speech quality, and ideally samples of generated speech to ...
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Learning English pronunciation

I want to improve my English pronunciation. Is there any program that could ask me to read some words or sentences aloud, record my pronunciation and then allow me to listen to my voice? The ...
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English thesaurus program for Windows

I'm looking for an English Thesaurus program to use in Windows. While I could just go out a buy one, I think it would be more effective if I had a digital one which I could just swap out to while ...
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Free English grammar checker

Which free grammar checker software would you recommend for people who learn English as a second language?
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Language teaching software aimed at people learning both Chinese and Japanese

I know there are many pieces of software including webapps with the aim of teach either Chinese or Japanese. There are also app makers which have versions of the same app targeting Chinese learners ...
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Browser plugin to suggest words as you type

Is there any browser plugin (doesn't matter which browser, as long as it runs on Windows) that can give you a list of English word suggestions as you type inside a textarea (e.g. like this textarea ...
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Library/service to evaluate the complexity of an English sentence

I want to import a huge database of short English sentences into an educational software. I need to categorize sentences into a few levels of "difficulty" (difficulty for a non-native to understand ...
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Android app for learning to read in Georgian

I'd like once to learn the basics of Georgian, but I was stuck with the alphabet. I've found some apps that were providing example Georgian sentences with transliterations, but those were only ...
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Plain text editor that supports vertical text (for Chinese, Japanese, etc)

I would be interested to find a plain text editor that provides a mode for vertical text. Chinese and Japanese can both be written either left-to-right in rows going from top to bottom, or top-to-...
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High quality text-to-speech converter

I'm looking for a text-to-speech converter, that produces a wave or mp3 file (no real-time needed) has no fundamental restrictions on commercial usage of the produced output comes with female / male ...

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