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With thousands of distinct languages in the modern world, it would be impossible to be able to identify them all by simply looking at them in a text document. In cases where it is necessary to know what language a website, text document or file is written in, having a handy deciphering tool would be key. WhatLanguage does just that. Simply put, it's a language detection web service. WhatLanguage's API makes this functionality available to developers who may want to integrate it with other applications or create new applications.
Google has just released a new Virtual Keyboard API as part of its AJAX Language API that should enrich sites that use forms to collect information from multi-lingual users. This new API (our Google Virtual Keyboard API Profile) allows users to input text into form fields in a variety of languages (and corresponding characters) without the need for a physical keyboard or specialized software.
Systran's API automates projects that can use machine translation. Based on traditional TCP/IP architecture, the API and its software rely on statistical techniques to learn from existing and validated translations. According to Systran's API webpage, the API is used wordwide for everything from website translation to interactive chat, from email solutioms to database translation and desktop uses.