How to Identify the Language of a Text with Python?

How to Identify the Language of a Text with Python?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Language Detection API in 5 minutes using Python. Eden AI provides an easy and developer-friendly API that allows you to detect the language of a text.

What is Language Detection API?

Language Detection API is the process of automatically identifying the language of a given text. The API typically exposes a simple interface that takes a piece of text as input and returns the detected language as output. Language detection is used in many applications, such as Machine Translation, Text-to-Speech systems, and Natural Language Processing (NLP).

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Language Detection API result on Eden AI

Get Started with Language Detection API using Python

The first step is to install Python's requests package, that will allow you to call Eden AI API.

Next, you just need to install Python's JSON package in order to read and print the result of the API request.

How to use Language Detection API with Python

You are now ready to process text into Eden AI Language Detection API. To access the list of languages supported, have a look at our documentation.

1. Get a Language Detection API Key on Eden AI

To perform Language Detection, you'll need to create an account on Eden AI for free. Then, you will be able to get your API key directly from the homepage with free credits offered by Eden AI.

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2. Let’s Detect Language of a Text

Now that you have imported packages on Python and got your API key, you will be able to detect language of your text. With Eden AI, you can choose from a wide range of engines you want for Language Detection. You can access the list of Language Detection providers available on Eden AI directly on our documentation.

Here is the Python script you need to write on your notebook:

For example, we called two different Language Detection engines. Eden AI API will then return in its JSON response results of those providers.

Once the request is done, you will be able to get the result with this print:

Here is an example of a Language Detection API response:

Benefits of using Language Detection API with Eden AI

As you can see, using Language Detection with Eden AI API is quick and easy.

Multiple AI engines in one API

Save time and cost

We offer a unified API for all providers: simple and standard to use, with a quick switch between providers and an access to the specific features of each provider.

Easy to integrate

The JSON output format is the same for all suppliers thanks to Eden AI's standardisation work. The response elements are also standardised thanks to Eden AI's powerful matching algorithms.


With Eden AI you have the possibility to integrate a third-party platform: we can quickly develop connectors. To go further and customize your Language Detection request with specific parameters, check out our documentation.

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