Thursday, March 20, 2008

Google Releases AJAX Language API

Google today opened up the machine translation software they implemented on their own Google Translate site via a public API. The AJAX Language API allows developers to perform translations in their applications for all 13 supported languages and 29 translation pairs.

As an example, Google engineer Ben Lisbakken cooked up a Google Gadget that uses the AJAX Language API to create a simple language learning quiz (it asks question like: "What is 'moutain' in Spanish?"). The example also leverages Google's AJAX Search API to display image hints.

There are potentially a host of applications for the language API beyond simple localization. Read more...

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