LanguageExplorer is a program for reading parallel, multimodal
texts. However LanguageExplorer is more than just a
sophisticated, electronic synopsis - it also serves as platform
for the integration of arbitrary tools for text reception and
analysis. Currently these are dictionaries, powerful search and
indexing capabilities and tools for statistical text analysis.
New features like bookmarks, user annotations and text
apparatuses are currently implemented.
LanguageExplorer can cope with texts in virtually any language.
Besides the common Western and Eastern European languages it
supports languages like Greek and Russian, but also languages
written from right to left like Hebrew and languages written
with ideographic scripts like Chinese and Japanese. In fact even
facsimile reproductions and sound can be handeled by
LanguageExplorer, thus allowing uniform access to texts
available in any arbitrary format.
Other features provided by LanguageExplorer are a comfortable
and innovative graphical user interface which allows locale
switches at runtime, strong encryption of the book contents, and
input methods. Because system independence was one of the main
goals during the development, the system was implemented in pure
Java and is available today for the Linux, Windows and Mac OS X
If you want to find out more about LanguageExplorer, you can take a look at a flyer which is available in A3-format
or download the complete tutorail tutorial which is
available as pdf-file (
english version and
german version). A demo version is available upon
Content for LanguageExplorer can be created with LanguageAnalyzer, a an extensible tool for segmenting and linking
multi-modal, parallele texts. You can read more about LanguageAnalyzer on the
LanguageExplorer will be presented at Learntec 2004 between the 10th and 13th
of February 2004 in Karlsruhe/Germany!
LanguageExplorer has qualified for the finals of the Multimedia Transfer 2004 competion
as one of 20 participants out of 121 submissions and finally placed in the top ten!
LanguageExplorer was presented at LangTech 2002 in Berlin!