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Wanted: software to tag words and phrases when studying a language

I'm studying Japanese. I want to tag and track individual words and grammatical structures that I'm learning. What software will help me do this? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jul 24, 2014 - 2 answers

Karaoke-like software to speak Norwegian like a native

Is there any software out there which can give me feedback on rhythm, timing and flow for language learning? Karaoke for Norwegian speech patterns? [more inside]
posted by Eltulipan on Mar 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Suggestions for 2D man/woman animation toolkits/software

I am looking for a 2D animation toolkit that helps me animate various actors, like man, woman, cat and helps in realising various actions like sleeping, running, etc. with programmatical ease. I have looked into processing.org and started to toy with simple geometric shapes, but yet to stumble across an animation with man/woman actors. Could you help me find some good resources where I could learn to animate such things? TIA.
posted by godugu on Oct 4, 2012 - 3 answers

How well does Rosetta Stone's speech recognition instant feedback work?

People who have used Rosetta Stone: how well does the software's speech recognition instant feedback work? [more inside]
posted by kosmonaut on Jan 12, 2012 - 8 answers

chinese language educational software for native chinese speaking kids

my kids (ages 3 and 6) are beginning to learn chinese. i am looking for useful materials and strategies to get them fluent. i don't speak chinese. one thing that helped a lot in learning spanish (their second language) was spanish language education software that targets native spanish speakers ages 3 to 5. does anyone have any recommendations both for the chinese educational software of this type and how to buy it when you don't speak chinese. there is absolutely nothing more daunting than a chinese language web site.
posted by alcahofa on Nov 21, 2009 - 20 answers

Anyone know an online tool that randomly scrambles the order of sentences in a body of text?

Does anyone know of a free, online program that, for lack of a better phrase, I'll call a random sentence scrambler? I see there are a lot of anagram makers but I want one for about 500 word bodies of text. Theoretically I could paste in the text and it would spit it out with all the words intact, the sentence structure preserved, just arranged into a new sequence. Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl on Aug 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Automated extraction of the gist of an article?

I often have a whole bunch of 500-3000 word articles to read - all reasonably plain English with headings and sub-headings (and occasionally images). Is there any software out there which will take an article (or articles) and write a reasonable one or two paragraph summary of the article, or produce a list of key points?
posted by zaebiz on Jun 16, 2009 - 13 answers

Something better than Babelfish?

Do you know of a reliable translation programme that will take English text and convert it to written Chinese? [more inside]
posted by Pomo on May 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Mobile software for the mobile traveller?

What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 31, 2009 - 2 answers

Does anyone know of any online tools/software that can translate a web site from English to Spanish "on the fly", with no frame and with the ability to use your own list of word translation "exceptions"?

Does anyone know of any online tools/software that can translate a web site from English to Spanish "on the fly", with no frame and with the ability to use your own list of word translation "exceptions"? [more inside]
posted by dacoit on Mar 11, 2009 - 3 answers

What do I teach my kids instead of line number BASIC?

What's the modern day equivalent of old school "line number" BASIC as a tool for young children to play and learn with? [more inside]
posted by majick on Feb 21, 2009 - 42 answers

What do you call a non-web content management system that does workflow and translation memory?

Help a stressed out writer with no understanding of enterprise software build consistency across an organization. What enterprise-wide content/workflow/collaboration/translation memory software am I missing? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Jan 20, 2009 - 4 answers

PHP newbie: teach me how to speak it

I'm looking to learn PHP. Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Aug 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Translation for Original Language?

How should I go about building a language <> English dictionary/translator, that can be used by one or two people via a computer, when the language is still a work-in-progress? [more inside]
posted by Adelwolf on Nov 24, 2007 - 5 answers

WordPerfect help!

Need help with foreign language spellcheck dictionaries in wordperfectx3 [more inside]
posted by keeblerte6 on Jul 4, 2007 - 0 answers

Looking for a mac word processor with French language support to replace Word

I'm looking for a mac word processor with French language support (spelling and grammar) to replace Microsoft Word 2004. [more inside]
posted by Frankieist on Mar 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Are there any open-source language detection algos?

Is there a piece of open-source software which analyzes a text file (or standard input) and tries to determine the language it's written in? [more inside]
posted by helios on Oct 5, 2006 - 4 answers

Software and books for learning Chinese?

What are the best software (Windows XP) and books for learning Chinese? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on May 2, 2005 - 6 answers

Is Rosetta Stone language software any good?

Has anyone around here used Rosetta Stone software for learning foreign languages? Did it work well for you?
posted by Prospero on Feb 24, 2004 - 7 answers

How can I set up my computer to type a lot of material in grammatically correct Spanish?

So, I want to type in Spanish [More] [more inside]
posted by Yelling At Nothing on Feb 4, 2004 - 4 answers

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