Programs, apps, extensions, and web services designed for or used for language based tasks, problems and processing.

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Which is the hardest language for a software translator to translate into English?

Many people i see over online auction sites and such use software translators for their benefit, but sometimes the outcome can be somewhat curious. Are these inaccuracies caused by the use of informal ...
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Markdown for linguistics?

Is there a Markdown dialect or other minimal markup language that is tailored to the needs of linguists (of all sorts)? I would expect it do treat the following constructs: An asterisk directly ...
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How to generate grammatically correct sentences?

I'd like to give something like this: # John # eat + past # apple and get back the grammatically correct sentence: John ate an apple. Which software can I use for such generation?
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Software for pronunciation training with my own sound files [closed]

So, let's say I have several mp3 files with native speaker's pronunciation. What I need is playing one of them, pronounce after it and so on with the next sound pattern. Then play all the sequence and ...
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Software to form a word frequency list for a Spanish book

I've actually found one called "textstat", but it doesn't recognize different word forms of one word. So are there programs that do detect comía, come, cómelo, comiera as forms of comer?
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Software translator that gives word definitions

I am looking for software/online translator that defines words along with the translation. For example I typed in "I know someone named" into a french translator and it gave back Je sais que ...
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Computer translation from Lojban to NN, does it work well?

I've read (can't find references) that computer translation software often use Lojban as an intermediate language. But if I know Lojban, why not to use it as a source for translation? So I write text ...
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Are there good, existing software tools to determine if a given token conforms to English phonological rules?

I'm wondering if there are good software tools or libraries that can be used to evaluate how well a given token conforms to English phonological rules. Ideally open-source, freeware. In a perfect ...
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Which annotation software can I use to annotate scope and focus?

I'm looking for an annotation software (no matter which OS), which lets me annotate focus and scope, as user-friendly as possible, e.g., via console input, or via a graphical editor (mouse-supported). ...
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sentiment analytics

I've recently been tasked with programming a web crawler that searches through news articles for certain keywords--company names, for example--and then tries to determine if the article has a positive ...
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Is it hard for software speech synthesisers to handle IPA? If so, why?

Yesterday on ELU, the IPA sequence ˌoʊkeɪˈhiːɹjəˌgoʊ was posted in a comment. I'm not very familiar with IPA, so I thought the easiest way to "decode" that would be through a software speech ...
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Useful Features of Semantic Graphs

If this question is too general, please let me know, and I will revise it. I am developing a program that measures all sorts of "features" of a sentence, everything from sentence length, to average ...
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IDE for context free grammars for natural languages?

Is there any such thing as a Integrated Development Environment for context free grammars (or any variant on a formal, machine parsable grammar) that target natural languages? The ones for BNF ...
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Gir15 cuneiform is esh2 homograph?

I was unable to find a cuneiform for Sumerian (Akkadian?) ĝir15 (as in ki-en-ĝir15) in the unicode character database (cuneiform namelist) .. however, according to ePSD, it seems that it has the same ...
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Correct verb for Text-To-Speech software action

If I want to describe the action that Text-To-Speech computer software does, what verb should I use? "Pronounce" and "tell" seems like a verb for human action. "Read" may be correct but for software ...
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How can I differentiate between syllable-initial [ɣ] and [ə] using Praat or other software?

I am currently studying Amdo Tibetan. In this language the voiced velar fricative [ɣ] is reported to occur as the first sound in some syllable-initial consonant clusters. More specifically, this sound ...
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Looking for a Free Lexical Analyser

I need to do a quantitative analysis to a medieval text. I need to get some basic information like the total number of the words, their frequencies and the concordances. Does anyone know about a ...
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Determining how similar audio is to human speech

I was suggested to cross post this question of mine from Stack Overflow. Hopefully my question is within the bounds of this question board! I am searching for a method of determining the similarity ...
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How to work on annotating AND sentence-aligning parallel texts?

There are plenty of software programs facilitating interlinear transcription (e.g. Toolbox, Fieldworks Language Explorer). There's also a number of tools that allow you to work on aligning parallel ...
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Software tools for transcribing speech

What is some good software I can use for listening to speech? I would like to be able to listen to a snippet of speech over and over again, and slow it down without changing the pitch, all with a ...
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Are there any statistics or web services for n-grams of frequent English words?

I found this for six common subjects. But it doesn't contain the complete statistics about all common English words.
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Wordnet and Ontology software

Are there any software or tools for Ontology and WordNet development?
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Are there guides to analysing phonetic data in R?

I need references like papers/articles/books by and for people who use R for analysing phonetic data. I have Harrington's (2008) Phonetic Analysis of Speech Corpora, and it's great, but a lot of other ...