Hi friends, I have a requirements to build a data base with bilingual dictionary. Upto certin limit i found many threads on how to structure the DB table. But from where i can get the dictionary itself? I need The raw material (in excell or xml) to fill the DB. Any one can help with this? Thanks.
Thanks RAH for your reply, I guess i was not clear maybe in my previous question, I have few sources for the English dictionary, and other languages. But what I want to build is a kind of Offline Translator:
- Language 1 --> Stored in DB. - Language 2 --> Stored in DB. - Language 3 --> .....
And as am typing a word in my application it will search for the translation in the DB.
The challenge no is From where i can get the source of the Bilingual Dictionary for example (English - Spain) in xml or excell.
Ah I see, not going to be able to help, the few times I have done multi lingual apps I have forced the client to supply the translations, publicly available info was inadequate to the requirements especially when dealing with a technical subject.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity RAH
Hi all! Is it possible to embed sql server express in an application without installing it like it is in mysql and sqlite3? I would like to link my application to a static or dynamic library if Microsoft makes that provision so that I will not install the server on the user machine.
I tried to do this using mysql but for three days now I have not been able to initialize the server as library initialization fails. SQLite3 makes that provision but does not encrypt the data. I don't know if it is possible with Microsoft SQL server. I will be writing the application in C++. Thanks in advance.
My case is Input is "abdknmgbm". BUT The record in database that i want to query out is "abkdnmgmb" The input and database record is quite similar. String length is same, only some arrangement of character are not same. In the above case, dk and kd ; bm and mb. How i write query for this string searching? Help and Thanks.
Actually the swap char will not always are char 3 and 4 and last 2 chars.
For example it may also be like this : Input: " abcdkazbmopdkubmgt " The wanted result is : "abckdazmbopkdumbgt" Input and wanted result length are same. BUT the input string length is not always the same. Very hard to solve this. Tq.
If you think it will do what you need you can write a function in C# or VB and add it to SQL Server (I assume you're using SQL Server). As to how to add it to SQL Server, I'd rather write a tip than post it here.
Given that the function has the signature int Levenshtein ( string , string ) you would then be able to say:
SELECT * FROM sometable WHERE dbo.Levenshtein ( somefield , @somevalue ) < @somethreshold
The threshold should probably be based on the lengths of the strings, for instance half the length of the shorter string.
To make things more efficient, you could write a function with the signature bool IsSimilar ( string , string , int ) that will return false as soon as the Levenshtein Distance between the strings exceeds the threshold (the third parameter).
SELECT * FROM sometable WHERE dbo.IsSimilar ( somefield , @somevalue , @somethreshold ) = 1