I am thinking about putting my life's work out as freeware, and was wondering whether anybody would be interested in using it.
I once spent far too long locked up in a dark little room (around 3 years to be precise) where I built a monster. My monster is a NLP Lexical Reference API & and large amount of English language content I amassed from free sources around the internet.
Applications for my API would include chatbots, document retrieval, translation, document categorisation & comparison, summarisation, spell checking, word games etc. I suspect this kind of thing will be big in a few years. I know that M$ & Kodak are pouring money into it (see www.cyc.com). My API works with VC++ 6, BCB, and I believe it will work with Bloodshed (though I haven't tested it). But beware, it's not for the faint hearted.
I am asking for interest because it would take me a couple of weekends to get everything ready & update my site. I put a huge amount of effort into my monster & would like to see it go somewhere, and get some feedback of what people think. But if there's little interest, I'll leave it until I have more time on my hands.
If you want to get a feel for what I've done, you can have a look at my site (address below). There is a shareware application, called Tara Lexical Deskop, which I am (as of this moment) making freeware. This application was built with my API. You are all welcome to it, and feedback, good, bad or ugly is requested.
As well as putting my API out as freeware (which is fully documented), I plan to put the content data (lexical files) out as freeware also.
So post me a reply if you would be interested, or could have a use for this kind of thing.
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