New Web sites in foreign languages are appearing everyday, and language barriers threaten to atomize the World Wide Web into closed linguistic communities. The Temple project has developed an open multilingual architecture and software support for rapid development of machine translation systems for assimilation purposes. The targeted languages are those for which natural language processing and human resources are scarce or difficult to obtain. The goal is to support rapid development of machine translation functionalities in a very short time with limited resources. A Web front-end allows a user to submit an HTML page to the machine translation server and get back the translated page in English.