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Before using the demo, it is strongly suggested to read the tips below.

The demo is available at:


Interface language !

We have a dynamic approach to integrate new languages for the Graphical User Interface of myCAT. We have all the interface's components in 5 languages (en, fr, ar, es, ru). If you think that you can add a new language for the interface please jacques [at] (contact) us and we will guide you for its integration in the tool.

Quick Start!

If you just want to take a quick look at how myCAT works, the simplest way is to test the Text Aligner and the Quote Detector.

Read me first!

If you would like to test myCAT, here are a few items you should read first:

  • Supported Browsers: Although myCAT was developed with Google's GWT technology which theoretically enables it to support most browsers, it is strongly advised to use a recent version of Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Currently myCAT's Text Aligner operates correctly under Chrome but the Quote Detector does meet some issues; Olanto is working on that but any help is most welcome.
  • An online User Manual is available by clicking on the HELP button; this document details how to use myCAT so it is strongly recommended to read it before testing out the application.
  • The demo version of myCAT is built on a corpus which includes over a million documents, over 10 million different words indexed and 25 languages. This corpus essentially comes from the following sources: The United Nations' Multilingual Parallel Text 2000-2009 and the European Commission's JRC-Acquis.

Testing the Text Aligner

  1. Define your language pair in the scroll-down menus (Ex: EN-FR means English to French). The 2-letter language codes are compliant with the ISO 639-1 standard.
  2. Type any word or expression in your source language (in this example: English) in the text field.
  3. Click on the GO button or hit the ENTER key.
  4. Click on any document in the Hit List. The term which was entered will be highlighted in the relevant document and the target version will be displayed and automatically aligned.
  5. You can navigate from a hit term to the next or previous one by clicking on the << or >> button.
  6. You can use the vertical scroll bar to navigate within the displayed document. At any time you can double-click a word in that text and then click on the "Align" button to see the other language version's relevant part of the text.
  7. You can use the "Search" button to perform a new search in the displayed document (in case it contains a lot of interesting terminology, for example).
  8. The documents displayed in the Text Aligner are a plain text conversion of the original documents (which are typically in MS-Word or PDF format). The "Original" button normally allows viewing the file in its original format. However in this demo only the documents from the "Small Collection" can be viewed in their original format. Thus if you want to test the Original button, please first click on the Collection button, choose the "Small Collection" and click on "Set Selection". Thus all the hit documents you will find will come from that collection and will be viewable in original format.

Testing the Quote Detector

  1. Click on the "Quote Detector" button.
  2. Define your language pair in the scroll-down menus.
  3. Click on the "Browse" button to upload the document you want to be analyzed. A test document, to be analyzed from English to French, can be downloaded here.
    Note: in the demo version the documents to be analyzed by the Quote Detector are truncated after 3'000 characters.
  4. Click on the GO button. The resulting analyzed document is displayed in the central frame; statistics on the analysis results are appended at the end of the analyzed document.

myCAT is available both for Windows (tested on Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server) and for GNU/Linux (tested on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS).

The software owned by Olanto are distributed under the GNU Affero General Public License Version 3, or AGPL V3.

Olanto CAT Suite

Available for Windows and GNU/Linux