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Old 09-27-2010, 04:58 AM   #1
patforkin
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Building a translation platform - from English to German.


Hallo again today!
I have now a second post on the work I am doing. I am trying to complete a model for translating English texts into German.
My concept is a model using a text editor with only simple executable scripts being written to perform steps in the process.
I need to use a language for doing simple things like tagging words and translating using a dictionary I am building.
I am beginning to use AWK in conjunction with Bash and need to find some members with whom I can dialog on particular topics; even getting advice.
Are there any AWK users in the community, using the language for processing text?
I look forward to responses. Regards, patforkin.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 06:02 AM   #2
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Nice Project We can help you if i stuck somewhere.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 06:26 AM   #3
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Whilst I am the first to say yes to the awk side of this, I would be remiss if I did not say that it is probably not appropriate once the scope of the project grows.
I would think something like Perl would be a better tool for this type of work ... just a suggestion.

However, if you have any questions when stuck on your awk side, ask away as there are many on this site that are very skilled in its use.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 06:49 AM   #4
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I am beginning to use AWK in conjunction with Bash and need to find some members with whom I can dialog on particular topics; even getting advice.
Are there any AWK users in the community, using the language for processing text?
awk + bash is not the right tool for the job. You can use awk to replace word for word of english to german, but awk does not understand things like grammar, etc.
you might also want to take a look at Google translation api.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 12:43 PM   #5
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To understand Perl

Hallo!
I did not look at Perl, when I was trying to find interpreters which would allow embedding one-liners or small programs in shell scripts.
Where would you recommend me to go to find the best Perl documentation?
Regards, patforkin.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 12:51 PM   #6
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Hallo!
I decided to build my own after having looked at the on-line translation tools of Google and the like. Quite honestly they are all grammatically "beyond the pale".
Thanks for the reply anyway.
Regards, patforkin.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 01:20 PM   #7
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I agree with the above, bash and awk will not be enough to complete a project of such scale, or if somehow it does work, they will be inefficient and insufficient.

I guess perl is a better choice, but maybe you should instead join or fork one of the existing translation tools out there:
http://sourceforge.net/search/?type_...ords=translate

It is no easy work to start one on your own from scratch, although if you are a genius, you could and maybe even make something better than anyone else.

As for perl just see the site:
http://www.perl.org/
most important links are there.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 05:03 PM   #8
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I'd get it to contact babefish or google translate and use theirs. Why re-invent the wheel?
 
  


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