The ZIP archives in this directory contain source and pre-built
language models. LA-Strings now knows how to identify 1475 languages
and 4819 language/encoding pairs. Using optional trigram models from
the An Crubadan web crawler project, an additional 110+ languages in
UTF-8 can potentially be identified. Alternatively, a subset of 103 of
the most-spoken languages can be used for greater speed.
Made scan_strings compatible with BulkExtractor v1.5.5.
[[Added 104 languages; updated numerous others.]]
[languages.db: total languages=1475+3, total models=5003+5, lang/code
pairs=4819+5, total encodings=38]
Improved n-gram weighting for language identification yields ~3%
relative reduction in classification errors in preliminary
Improved byte-based subsampling in 'subsample' results in much more
accurate size of result. Eliminated subsample.C dependencies
on FramepaC to allow standalone distribution.
Added option to MkLangID to perform frequency smoothing using
a logarithmic mapping rather than P^y mapping; specify a
negative smoothing value for -S to activate.
Boosted model size for a small number of highly-confusible
language sets to 15000 n-grams for better discrimination.
Added --yali flag to eval.sh and counts.sh to support use of
Majlis's Yet Another Language Identifier as language
identification program in evaluations.
Fixed some compiler warnings for GCC 4.3.2 and 4.8.
Replaced numerous Bibles with known-redistributable copies.
[[Added 178 languages; updated dozens more.]]
[languages.db: total languages=1371+3, total models=4652+5, lang/code
pairs=4466+5, total encodings=38]
Added missing initializations to scan_strings so that
bulk_extractor plugin extracts the same strings as the standalone
version. Fixed multi-threading crash.
Added setlocale("en_US.UTF-8") for systems on which
Added --batch flag to eval.sh to run all identifications in a
single invocation of the identification program, to avoid startup
overhead (particularly for LangDetect and langid.py). Added
util/score.C to perform bulk scoring on batch-mode identification
Fixed eval.sh line-counting with --utf16be and --utf16le.
Added pseudo-model for HTML markup.
[languages.db: total languages=1193+3, total models=4004+5, lang/code
pairs=3860+5, total encodings=38]