Anymalign

Adrien Lardilleux and Yves Lepage. Sampling-based multilingual alignment. International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2009), Borovets, Bulgaria, September 2009.

Anymalign is a multilingual sub-sentential aligner. It can extract lexical equivalences from sentence-aligned parallel corpora. Its main advantage over other similar tools is that it can align any number of languages simultaneously.
Characteristics:
-Truly multilingual: any number of languages can be aligned simultaneously.
-Fast: Quality of results is not a matter of time, however coverage is. The longer Anymalign runs, the more results. The program can be stopped at any time.
-Easy to use: a single command should suffice for most purposes. Still from a command line!
-Easy to parallelize: just run the very same command on several machines! Their results can be merged with a single command.
-Easy to integrate: simple one-file input and output formats. There is no intermediary step.
-Portable: written in the Python programming language, available for most systems.
-Open source: released under the terms of the GPL.


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