Translation Agency Lingo24 Introduces Free Language and Translation Tools
Released on = June 2, 2006, 1:20 am
Press Release Author = Lingo24
Industry = Education
Press Release Summary = Lingo24 is delighted to announce the launch of a new automatic translation tool - http://www.lingo24.com/contextrans.html .
Press Release Body = Lingo24 is delighted to announce the launch of a new automatic translation tool - http://www.lingo24.com/contextrans.html . Contextrans helps translators of all levels to understand different contexts in which words are used, and how this can impact on their translation into foreign languages. The first version is bow available, and works in both directions between Arabic and English.
When a translator types in a word or phrase in one language, Contextrans displays the closest matches in its database to that word or phrase. S/he can then select those phrases and see how they are used in the target language. The fact Contextrans displays several results gives the translator a good chance of finding their word or phrase used in a similar context to that of their own source language text.
Contextrans was developed from a program which uses statistical analysis of language to predict the most likely translations in a given context. The tool may be used as a translation aid to people who already know both languages, or as a dictionary look-up to people with less advanced language skills. It is currently not a fully automatic machine translation system, like Systran's Babelfish, but it is hoped that, with more translated material, it may surpass competing translation tools. Researchers at a leading British university are working on techniques to enable this to happen.
At the same time, Lingo24 is also proud to announce the launch of Parasaurus Rex, a paraphrase-finding tool/thesaurus. Try it out here - http://www.lingo24.com/paraphrase-tool.html .
Web Site = http://www.lingo24.com
Contact Details = Lingo24 Ltd. 31 Chelsea Park Gardens London SW3 6AF UK +44 (0) 870 765 4646