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Google Ajax Language API for Detection and Translation

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Google has introduced Ajax Language API. This new API boasts two functions, language translation and language detection – which cover 13 languages and 29 translation pairs. With the AJAX Language API, you can translate and detect the language of blocks of text within a webpage using only Javascript. The language API is designed to be simple and easy to use to translate and detect languages on the fly when offline translations are not available. They plan on adding more exciting capabilities to the AJAX Language API in the future, so stay tuned.

I have been waiting for this Language API from Google Translator for a long long time. Now we are able to translate our web pages, paragraphs or even words into different languages in real time. The Language Detection function comes in very handy as well. How exciting is that!

Requirements: -
Demo: http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxlanguage/
License: License Free

7 Comments
  • http://mr.moox.fr/ Mr.MoOx

    Woow. Amazing!! I’ll test this API on my blog :)

  • Edwin

    Awesome! It seems to werk very good! :)

  • http://free-iphone-apple.blogspot.com mark

    Very nice. Seems very easy to use.

  • http://www.cutouttranslations.com Cutout

    Google’s software will definitely have a problem with complex languages such as Chinese or Japanese because their words are not separated by spaces. They only show one possible translation when really you should be able to choose from multiple options. If you want to learn almost any language in the world, my site can help you.
    http://www.google.co.jp/search?q=cutout+japanese+english+cutouttranslations&btnG=%E6%A4%9C%E7%B4%A2&hl=ja&lr=lang_ja&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aja%3Aofficial&hs=k5L

  • http://www.thetruechina.com/ Alex Dong

    @Cutout: during my experience developing the machine translated chinese news site http://thetruechina.com, I’ve learned that machine translation can only take you so far. So if you want to ‘learn’ a new language based on machine translation, the experience won’t be good enough.

    However, what you’ve mentioned as problems in translating Chinese is actually not that bad. The key is not to use it as it is, but to overlay the translation result with multiple contexts. For thetruechina.com, we use algorithm to extract locations and adds maps, news, photos, travel faqs overlays to provide a much better experience, which is impossible if you offer the translation by itself.

    Hope this helps,
    Alex

  • SAira

    Google Ajax Laguage detect API is not working correctly for most invalid english words. E.G. When I pass the invalid word like “kdfdfjhdjfhd”, it gives me the result as kdfdfjhdjfhd is English

  • http://www.monclergallery.com/ Moncler

    I want to add this google ajax translation tool on my site, but how to add this? and some times ago, i added google translation Widgets to my site, but that cant work in IE7 and Chrome. why?

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