Install Apertium Malayalam-english Pair Development Environment in Ubuntu

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Apertium is an open source machine translation toolkit .It is an extensible platform so that new language pairs can be added easily . It is currently in incubator state , we have to do a lot to to make it useful for translation of real life examples . I created ppas for the tools to make the process easier

Platform : ubuntu :14.04

  • Add repositories
wget http://apertium.projectjj.com/apt/install-nightly.sh -O - | sudo bash
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tinodidriksen/cg3
  • Install tools
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -f install locales build-essential automake subversion pkg-config gawk libtool apertium-all-dev

  • Install English Malayalam pair data

svn co https://svn.code.sf.net/p/apertium/svn/incubator/apertium-mal-eng/
svn co https://svn.code.sf.net/p/apertium/svn/incubator/apertium-mal
  • Compile
cd ~/apertium-mal
./autogen.sh
make
cd ~/apertium-mal-eng
./autogen.sh --with-lang1=../apertium-mal
make
  • Installation is over , now you can test the system using
echo " അവന്‍ നല്ല കുട്ടിയാണ്  " | apertium -d . mal-eng

This will print he is nice child

  • Prefer Graphical user interface ? , you can try my simple gui for it
sudo apt-get install qt5-default espeak
git clone https://github.com/tachyons/mltranslator.git
cd mltranslator
qmake
make
sudo make install

Stuck ? Don’t worry just comment below . :-)

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