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Highly complex and advanced technology involving brain wave frequency linkage and verbal comparison protocols designed to for real time language translation. The primary software of which is called Linguacode.

Linguacode
Primary Universal Translator software employing complex sets of algorithmic progressions which are designed to read and translate extraterrestrial languages. After scanning brain wave frequencies and activity, it forms multi-layered vocabulary matrices involving grammatical patterns, syntax and even cultural factors before compiling and transmitting the data to the second subject's brain for interpretation. As part of the Translator circuitry, Linguacode would normally be used in situations whereby an alien language is initially encountered, particularly in first contact situations, but it's necessary via Starfleet protocols that adequate sampling of the unknown language be made first, and be fully analysed. This is to avoid confusion and misunderstanding. Most Combadges also incorporate some limited linguacode programs for real time, on the spot translations.