Google Translate is easy, but *very* inaccurate. I tested it on a set of 30.000 
tweets, and more than 60% were unreliably classified (google will tell you the 
confidence of the classification inline).

Don't rely on that for language detection unless you pretty much don't care!

On Jul 4, 2010, at 4:43 , Sami wrote:

> A simple solution I experimented is using Google Ajax translation
> APIs, it is pretty 
> reliablehttp://code.google.com/apis/ajaxlanguage/documentation/
> but it works only for web apps and you have to push all the tweets
> from the sample stream to the client to filter.

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