The Words iOS Sample Code by Words demonstrates how to download, install via CocoaPods, and import the SDK. Although the SDK is in beta stage, developers can intent to integrate words features into applications such as dictionary, synonyms, and antonyms.
Let's talk languages: in this case, not computer programming languages, but human languages. According to the 2009 edition of the SIL International publication Ethnologue: Languages of the World, the estimated 328 million English speakers in the world are dwarfed by the 1.2 billion people who speak Chinese as a first language. And though English has become the lingua franca of many tech industries, users still prefer to interact with products and services in their native tongue. No doubt this was one of the factors which led FlightStats, Portland-based provider of global flight tracking and airport information, to start offering its FlightStats API data in languages other than English.
Maluuba is a company that has created a patent-pending, voice recognition and language engine. According to Crunchbase, Samsung Ventures funded $2 million to Maluuba in February 2012, and the Maluuba language engine "is a product of two years of advanced research in artificial intelligence, machine learning and linguistics." Yesterday, Maluuba announced the introduction of a preview alpha release of what the company describes as the "first of its kind" natural language understanding API (nAPI).
Syllabs is a Paris-based semantic processing service. This company likely has academic roots, based on the number of public research laboratories with whom it partners. The impression presented on the website is that the Syllabs API offering will continue to grow and change as its consulting business thrives. The company even offers to develop custom private APIs to fill the particular language processing need that you may have. Clearly Syllabs sees its API as a key component of running a consulting business. It’s a little ‘try before you buy’ strategy.