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Language Grid Portal Site

Language Grid

The Language Grid is a multilingual service platform which enables easy registration and sharing of language services such as online dictionaries, bilingual corpora, and machine translators. Users can construct a multilingual environment to support their activities by combining language services on the Language Grid.

Try Language Grid

The following translation service enables users to translate sentences which include multilingual expertize terms by combining multilingual dictionary. When you click each button, such as "Tourism", "Disaster", "Medical", and "Education", you can use a translation service that is customized to each field by combining a multilingual jargon dictionary.

How to Join Language Grid

Language Grid users can develop language services by wrapping users' own language resources as Web services, customize language services registered on the Language Grid by combining other services, and publish the customized language services via the Language Grid. This section explains the functions of the Language Grid and how to use these functions.

Use Langauge Services

Many language services (c.f. multilingual dictionaries, and machine translators) that are developed by several research institutes have been registered on the Language Grid. 27 kinds of services which include 229 services are registered, at May 2017. Users can create several multilingual applications by invoking them.

Create Language Services

Users can create new language services without expert knowledge of language services by combining language services that have been registered in the Language Grid.

Publish Language Services

Users can register own language services on the Language Grid. The registered service also can be combined with other services.

User Registration on Language Grid

First, the user registration to the Language Grid is required.
Please complete user registration according to the joining procedure.
* Organizations that use the Language Grid for non-profit purpose including CSR (Corporate social responsibility), or research purpose are allowed to register to the Language Grid.

Invoke Language Service

The Java and PHP API libraries for invoking language services on the Language Grid have been published on the following URL.
Langauge Grid Multilingual Studio


Available services are searchable on the Language Grid Service Manager.
Langauge Grid Service Manager


These services can be tried through the following web application.
Language Grid
Playground
Language Grid
Toolbox




Develop Language Service

Language Grid users can develop language services by wrapping own language resources as Web services. To wrap language resources, please refer to the following manual.
Language Service Creation Manual

In addition, anyone can join the development of the Language Grid. In detail, please access to the web site of Langauge Grid OSS project.
Langauge Grid OSS project


Registration of Language Services

Developed language services can be registered on the Language Grid by using Language Grid Service Manager.
Language Grid Service Manager


The following manual explains how to register language services on the Language Grid.
Service Manager Manual

Use Cases

Examples of multilingual communication that use the Language Grid. When you click each figure, you can access to the web site of each project.

M3

Medical support using parallel texts

KISSY

International workshop for youths

YMC-Viet

Multi-language agriculture support

Services Computing School

University class using Language Grid

About Us

Language Grid Association is a non-profit organization that operates, develops, and promotes the Language Grid.
Our mission is to contribute to exchanges beyond languages and cultures by conducting non-profit undertaking related to multilingual communication support for citizens, non-profit organizations, and companies.

Organization Name

Language Grid Association

Founded

May 25th, 2017

Founder

Toru Ishida

Contct

E-mail: lga-staff (at) langrid.org 
URL: http://langrid.org/

Board Members

Chairman: Toru Ishida (Professor, Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University)

Vice chairman: Yohei Murakami (Associate Professor, Unit of Design, Kyoto University)

Board Member: Hitoshi Isahara (Professor/Director of Information and Media Center, Toyohashi University of Technology)

Board Member: Takashi Yoshino (Professor, Department of Design and Information Sciences, Wakayama University)

Board Member: Donghui Lin (Assistant Professor, Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University)

Board Member: Yoko Kubota (Unit of Design, Kyoto University)

Auditor: Masayuki Otani (Lecturer, Department of Informatics, Kindai University)