Machine Translation Settings

What is Machine Translation?

Machine translation (MT) is a sub-field of computational linguistics that investigates the use of software to translate text or speech from one language to another. Machine Translation should not be confused with computer-aided translation, machine-aided human translation or interactive translation.

Wordbee Translator integrates via API with 12 commercial MT systems and offers a special meta connector that lets you select for which language pair to use which MT profile. For example, you may use Google for certain languages and Microsoft for others.

NEW

As of October 2020, Wordbee Translator has added the Intento MT connector that gives one-stop access to a wide range of third-party machine translation systems. Intento provides a single interface to all those vendors and models. This way, Intento clients may evaluate all of them for their specific use. To sign-up, contact Intento at https://inten.to/.

The Machine Translation Settings may be used to configure which translation systems you want to use within Wordbee Translator. In Wordbee, you may use one or more Machine Translation Systems to produce a raw translation of your files, which you can then post-edit to acquire the desired quality level.

In Wordbee Translator, you have the option to use an existing translation memory and resource group to pre-translate your documents and then machine translation. The defined resources (i.e) translation memories will be used to initially pre-translate text. Then the machine translation system will be used to further pre-translate text, which may then be translated by a human or simply a machine translation (MT).


How to access the MT Settings

To enable, disable, or add a Machine Translation System in Wordbee Translator, you must first access these Settings within the system.

  1. Click on Settings at the top right of the screen. 

  2. Use the search bar to quickly access the Machine Translation section.

  3. Go to Machine Translation systems and select Configure to open the list of available MT systems supported in Wordbee Translator. Here you will be able to view the Status of the available engines, their Languages, set the priority level for translation and configure their settings.

MT System Status

A machine translation system may be configured as follows:

  • Limited (default): Each MT system is limited by default. This configuration enables you to use MT suggestions in the Translation Editor. Batch translation is not possible.

  • Enabled (full feature set): This configuration requires appropriate credentials from the MT provider. You will be able to translate full documents with the enabled MT system and edit them in the Translation Editor. 

  • Disabled: Use this option if you do not want to enable an MT system.

Having the Google MT enabled with limited access allows you to use MT combined with the Global Search.

Do not worry about authorship and confidentiality issues because we are not sending your data back to the MT owner. Moreover, the segments you translate/improve by means of any MT connector will ONLY be saved in your local translation memories.


MT system providers and their credential requirements

To enable the full feature set of one of the MT engines in the list, you first need to acquire valid credentials from the MT provider. The table below shows you how to get an API Key.

Provider

Required Credentials/Keys

How to get the API KEY

Provider

Required Credentials/Keys

How to get the API KEY

Google

Valid API Key

Obtaining a key and important instructions:

  1.  Go to Google at https://code.google.com/apis/console/?api=translate and register.

  2.  Upon successful setup, click the "Create new Server key" button. Do NOT click "Create new Browser key".

  3.  Under 'API Access', add the Wordbee Translator IP addresses to the list of authorized IP addresses:

    1. If your platform is hosted in Amsterdam / Azure: 40.74.60.251.

    2. If your platform is hosted in Luxembourg / On-Prem : 149.13.32.12, 149.13.32.13, 149.13.32.70, 149.13.32.71.

  4.  Under 'Quotas': Set quota to at least 10.000 characters per user/second. Otherwise, document pre-translation will not work.

  5.  Paste your key into the box in this form.

PRICING: Google charges per translated character. If your text contains markup (inline tags), these will account for 10 to 20 characters per markup. Contrary to Microsoft, Google does not offer free plans.

PAYMENT: You are directly charged by Google.

Google Auto ML

 

Configuration of this connector requires a couple of steps in your Google Cloud account: First, you would prepare and train your machine translation models: https://cloud.google.com/translate/automl/docs/. Second, you need to create a service account for the model and export it to a JSON file and paste below.  See https://cloud.google.com/iam/docs/creating-managing-service-accounts.

Microsoft

Valid Client ID and Client Secret

Use this link to sign up and get your credentials for the Microsoft Translator.
PAYMENT: You are directly charged by Microsoft.

DeepL

Valid API KEY

Not registered? Follow this link to get DeepL Pro API: https://www.deepl.com/pro-checkout/account . Upon successful setup, go to https://www.deepl.com/subscription.html to copy your authentication key and paste it into Wordbee MT settings.

PRICING: To use DeepL’s translation technology within Wordbee., you will need an Advanced or Ultimate plan. Find out more about DeepL plans and pricing in https://www.deepl.com/pro#team . DeepL does not offer free plans, but a free 30-day trial is available with the Advanced plan.
PAYMENT: You are directly charged by DeepL.

Restriction: When you use DeepL, split up segments that are greater than 2500 characters before you send them for machine translation.

Reverso

Valid Corporate Account Key

Please contact Softissimo at www.softissimo.com to obtain a corporate account key.

Globalese

Valid API KEY

Globalese provides a connector to Wordbee Translator. This means you don’t have to worry about exporting and importing your files from and to your CAT tool server.

Just configure the connection in Globalese, create a project, and connect to your project on your server. Pull the files from the CAT tool server project, translate them in Globalese, and push them back to the server.

Connectors can be managed under Administration → Settings.

Lingua Custodia

Valid Username and Password

You will need to register to obtain a Username and Password.

Tauyou

Valid Username and Password

You will need to obtain a Username and Password from the provider. Please contact Tauyou for the creation of your credentials: www.tauyou.com.

PRICING: You will be invoiced directly by Tauyou for any machine translations and not Wordbee.

Plata Vicomtech

Valid Username and Password

You will need to have a valid key from the service provider to configure the system. Additional information about the Model and the languages will be required during the setup.

Kantan

Valid API Key

Contact KantanMT to get valid credentials.

Tilde MT

API URL and Client ID

Please contact Tilde to obtain a client ID.

PRICING: You will be invoiced directly by Tilde for any machine translations and not by Wordbee.

Intento

Intento URL, Intento Key

Sign-up at https://inten.to/ to ask for a production API Key. Check-out this How-to article on our Knowledge Base: https://wordbee.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/KB/pages/808157633

TextShuttle

API URL and API Key


Custom MT engines (only available under request)

In case you want to use and train your own MT engine and develop your own connector, you will need to set up your system adding new MT profile as explained in this section. You will be asked to provide additional details, such as IP URL, User ID and API Key.


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