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Tika in Action by Jukka Zitting, Chris Mattmann

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Chapter 7. Language detection

 

 

Imagine you’re in charge of developing a searchable document database for a multilingual organization like the European Union, an international corporation, or a local restaurant that wants to publish its menus in more than one language. Typically no single user of such a database knows all the languages used in the stored documents, so the system should be able to categorize and retrieve documents by language in order to present users with information that they can understand. And, to make things challenging, most of the documents added to the database don’t come with reliable metadata about the language they’re written in. ...

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