Service-Oriented Architecture for Interoperability of Multilanguage Services

  • Yohei Murakami
  • Donghui Lin
  • Toru Ishida


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 



This research was partially supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) (24220002) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Service Science, Solutions and Foundation Integrated Research Program (S3FIRE) from RISTEX, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social InformaticsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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