there is a vanilla implementation in C at
From the README:
Vanilla Aligner, V1.0
Pernilla Danielsson and Daniel Ridings
Institutionen för svenska språket
S-412 98 Göteborg SWEDEN
the above URL has alas gone but a copy is available from
Hope this helps,
Marco Antonio Esteves da Rocha writes:
> Dear all:
> I would like to carry out a few tests with an alignment program. I have
> read the Gale and Church (1993) paper and, as you know, it comes with the
> code. Before actually transcribing it:
> 1. Can I get it machine-readable anywhere ?
> 2. Will it compile and run in my PC on a Mandrake Linux ?
> 3. Has anyone run tests ?
> 4. Any other more recent or easier options ?
> 5. Are there any options that run in Windows (many students resist working
> with anything but Windows) ?
> At the moment, the actual purpose of the request is teaching, as part
> of a corpus linguistics course. So it is just a demo, but I would like it
> to be as real-life-like as possible, and it may develop into an actual
> full-fledged research initiative. Languages involved are English and
> Portuguese, so far, Spanish should be included soon.
> Marco Rocha
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