Synchronization of web site content between languages

  • US 7,580,960 B2
  • Filed: 02/23/2004
  • Issued: 08/25/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/21/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A machine implemented method for synchronizing content in different languages, comprising the steps of:

  • accessing from a web server, via a publicly available network path, content in a first language, including content retrieved by crawling a web site hosted on the web server via following links to additional pages;

    dividing the content into one or more translatable components;

    identifying translated components generated previously by translating previous content in the first language to previous content in a second language;

    determining whether each of the translatable components in the first language has a corresponding one of the translated components associated with the previous content in the second language;

    translating at least a portion of at least one translatable component in the first language that does not have a corresponding translated component in the second language from the first language to the second language; and

    generating an updated content in the second language based on the translated at least a portion of the at least one translatable component, whereinthe updated content in the second language is synchronized with the accessed content in the first language, andthe steps of translating and generating are performed independent of the web server.

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