Nakel SDK Multilingual Translation System
Nakel SDK is the Software Developer Kit version of
the famous An-Nakel bi-directional machine
translation program for Arabic whose approach is completely different
from the word-by-word translation commonly found in electronic translation.
This Software Development Kit for AnNakel contains all the regular functions
of Nakel, plus a set of librairies, header files and sample source
programs to help you to call AnNakel functions from your application.
Nakel is a sophisticated start-of-the-art multilingual translation system
that can go from Arabic to English and from English to Arabic. It combines
deep syntactic and lexical analysis with context-driven semantic processing
to give a thorough translation of documents, paragraphs and sentences, or
user-driven input. It offers:
The Nakel system operates on five different levels:
Nakel's approach is complete different from word-by-word translation, with the sentence as the basic unit of translation in a rule-based processing system operating on a knowledge database. During translation each sentence is analyzed deeply, with Nakel determining the different syntagms and categories of words, and then attempting to analyse words in context and build semantic links, with the analysis ending in an internal representation of the sentence.
The target text is generated using the transfer method according to the grammar rules of the target language. In the case of translation from English to Arabic, the generated Arabic text can be displayed (printed) with or without vowels.
Nakel uses four on-line dictionaries:
The General Dictionary contains words in common use with approximately 100,000 words and locutions. The Translation Memory Database contains idioms, locutions and translated units. The Specific Dictionary contains words used by specialists in a selected subject area. The User Dictionary contains words added or updated by the user.
Nakel offers two operating modes:
- On line mode: the user may input and translate a document sentence by sentence and check the meaning of polysemous words;
- Batch mode: the user submits the entire source document (file) and the target text is stored in a separate file. In both modes, the target text can be checked or post-edited using the Alternative Meaning process.
Subject dictionaries available as separate purchase:
Computer Dictionary Pack
Medicine Dictionary Pack
Environment Dictionary Pack
Accounting Dictionary Pack
Military Dictionary Pack
Business Dictionary Pack
Finance Dictionary Pack
Supporting language(s): Arabic
Platform supported: Windows
System requirements: PC with 486, Pentium or greater; MicroSoft Windows
(Arabic version required except with English Windows XP); 64 MB Ram; 50 MB
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