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From Dmitry Serebrennikov <>
Subject Re: Language recognition
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2001 16:51:47 GMT
That's great! I think our app may be getting ready for this in, say, 
three to six months.

Frank Nestel wrote:

>this was a thread when lucene was still on Sourceforge.
>I've done a rough but working port of the text_cat PERL
>script for n-gram based language guessing to Java. If this
>is useful, it can be found under
>there are javadocs and a jar file. The source code 
>is not yet available since I apparently need to reprogram 
>a tiny but central class for copyright reasons. This is not
>difficult but I'm preparing for two weeks off right now and
>so it won't happen soon.
>For me it was just kind of an exercise, since I later 
>realized that I still have a gap to make it work in my SMIDER
>project. If someone has a use for such a system, let me know 
>so I can readjust this tasks priority for myself :-) Maybe
>one would even consider this a potential part of Lucene?
>Then I'd be glad to give that source code to apache.

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