Not sure about the translation server simply because some of the "big boys"
are going to have better technology. However, the phone info lookup might be
of interest. If I was you I'd look to offer that service as a web service
using SOAP that way it would be accessible from just about any platform.

-Walden

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-----Original Message-----
From: Brad Jensen [mailto:brad@elstore.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 23:24
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: translation server


If we could make a translation server (running on a PC with one of the
mechanical translation programs) and serve it up to the AS/400 thru TCP/IP
and a callable object (or on a web server as an ASP
object) would this be of any use to anybody? I think it handles English to
and from Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, and German. We might also be
able to do Russian.

I'm in love with the idea, but I don't know if it is of any practical use to
anyone.

Or how about a USA phonebook server, same functionality. We use this sort of
thing to look up phone numbers of incoming calls on caller id and create
default fields for data entry.

Brad Jensen

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