Towards the Multilingual Semantic Web

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Service-Oriented Architecture for Interoperability of Multilanguage Services

  • Yohei MurakamiAffiliated withDepartment of Social Informatics, Kyoto University Email author 
  • , Donghui LinAffiliated withDepartment of Social Informatics, Kyoto University
  • , Toru IshidaAffiliated withDepartment of Social Informatics, Kyoto University

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Since the Internet increases the opportunity to interact with foreign people in daily life, multilingual communication tools are necessary. However, the applicability of multilingual communication tools is generally limited because the quality of translation is not high enough to translate an arbitrary text correctly. To develop a multilingual environment that can handle various situations in various communities, existing language resources (dictionaries, parallel texts, part-of-speech (POS) taggers, machine translators, etc.) should be easily shared and combined beyond their complicated intellectual property problems and mismatch of their interfaces. Therefore, we introduce a service-oriented architecture to realize the Language Grid. It allows users to realize interoperability of language services and easily compose those language services to support multilingual communication. This chapter explains the system architecture of the Language Grid and its service domain model to define service interfaces and service profiles.

Key Words

Language service SOA The Language Grid Web service