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Multilingual Communications in Computer Programming

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050728D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Delaplain, BJ Riehl, RN [+details]

Abstract

Many computer programs enable operator and user communications in their respective natural languages. It is desirable to have a computer program that will respond to any one of a plurality of natural languages and then supply output messages in the same input language. This user intercommunication is achieved without language indicators for enabling multilingual simultaneous use of a given computer program. A tokenizer analyzes the input statement, as from a terminal, to build language codes developed from or based upon characteristics of the input language, particularly language used to express commands. Any message is then outputted for that given user using the appropriate language code. Prepared text is stored for each language code for a plurality of messages pertaining to the given computer program.