Multi-Lingual Word Alignment Prediction

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import wordMap from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/word-map';



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Multi-Lingual Word Alignment Prediction

Word alignment prediction is the process of associating (mapping) words from some primary text with corresponding words in a secondary text. his tool uses statistical algorithms to determine which words or phrases in two texts are equivalent in meaning.

With wordMAP you can create amazing translation tools that:

  • Ensure all terms and phrases in the primary text have a proper translation in the secondary text.
  • Provide in-context vocabulary suggestions to the translator.
  • Helps prevent inconsistencies in the translation.
  • Pre-translates text.


yarn add wordmap


Here's a minimum setup example.

const map = new WordMAP();
map.appendAlignmentMemoryString("Tag", "day");
const source = "Guten Tag";
const target = "Good morning";
const suggestions = map.predict(source, target);
// produces -> "0 [0|n:guten->n:good] [0|n:tag->n:morning]"

Use Cases

  • Aligning a primary text with a secondary text e.g. when generating word maps for gateway languages.
  • Aligning a secondary text with a ternary text.
  • Aligning a primary text to a ternary text (using the secondary as a proxy)

The Need

Existing tools require large data sets, complex running environments, and are usually limited to running in a server environment.

We need a tool that:

  • runs on the client with minimal configuration.
  • works with existing web browser technology.
  • integrates with translationCore and related tools.
  • works without an Internet connection.
  • does not have a minimum corpus size.
  • requires minimal system resources.

Learn more

Want to learn more? Read WHITEPAPER.md.


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