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In light of a recent KantanMT user survey, we noticed that while all our clients enjoy using our custom MT platform, some of our users are less aware of the KantanMT productivity enhancing tools and features, which help access KantanMT translations within the work environment.
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What is the KantanAPI?
KantanAPI enables KantanMT clients to interact with KantanMT as an on-demand web service. It also provides a number of different services including translation, file upload and retrieval and job launches.
With the KantanAPI you not only have the opportunity to integrate KantanMT into your workflow systems but also the ability to receive on-demand translations from your KantanMT engines. All these services make the experience with Machine Translation as seamless as possible.
To access the KantanMT API you will first need your ‘API token’. This token can be found in the ‘API’ tab on the ‘My Client Profiles’ page of your KantanMT account.
Once you have your token you can use the API in a number of ways
- Using the API tab on the ‘My Client Profiles’ page in the KantanMT Web interface
- Using the REST interface via HTTP GET or POST requests
- Using one of our various connectors, which are built using our KantanAPI
For more details on implementing your API solution via the REST interface, please see the full API technical documentation at the following link:
How to use KantanAPI?
Login into your KantanMT account using your email and your password.
You will be directed to the ‘My Client Profiles’ page. You will be in the ‘Client Profiles’ section of the ‘My Client Profiles’ page. The last profile you were working on will be ‘Active’.
If you wish to use the ‘KantanAPI’ with another profile other than the ‘Active’ profile. Click on the profile you wish to use the ‘KantanAPI’ with, then click on the ‘API’ tab.
You will be directed to the ‘API Settings’ page. Now click on the ‘Launch API’ button.
A ‘Launch API’ pop-up will now appear on your screen asking you ‘Are you sure you want to launch the API?’ Click ‘OK’.
The ‘API Status’ will now change from ‘offline’ to ‘initialising’, the ‘Launch API’ button will now change to ‘Launching API’ .
When your KantanAPI launches the ‘API Status’ will now change from ‘initialising’ to ‘running’, the ‘Launching API’ button changes to ‘Shutdown API’ and you should now be able to click on the ‘Translate’ button.
Type the text you wish to translate in the text box and click on the ‘Translate’ button.
The translated text will now appear in the ‘Translated Text’ box. If you wish to make any changes to the translated text simply place the cursor inside the ‘Translated Text’ box and make the changes. Save these changes by clicking the ‘Retrain Engine’ button.
Test if your engine was successfully retrained by clicking the ‘Translate’ button. The retrained text will now appear in the ‘Translated Text’ box.
If you don’t wish to retrain your engine and you are happy with the translated text in the ‘Translated Text’ box. You may continue translating other text or shut down your KantanAPI by clicking the ‘Shutdown API’ button.
When you click the ‘Shutdown API’ button a pop-up will now appear asking you ‘Are you sure you want to shout down the API?’ Click ‘OK’.
The ‘Shutdown API’ button will now change to ‘Terminating API’, the ‘API status’ will now change from ‘running’ to ‘terminating’ and you shouldn’t be able to click on the ‘Translate’ or ‘Retrain Engine’ button.
You will now be directed back to the initial screen on the API Settings page.
KantanAPI™ is one of the various machine translation services offered by KantanMT to improve productivity for our clients and also enable them to be more efficient. For more information on KantanAPI or any KantanMT products please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details on the KantanMT API please see the following links and the video below:
The KantanMT API (application programming interface) is a feature of KantanMT.com that allows both Language Service Providers and multilingual organisations to integrate customized Statistical Machine Translation into their content management systems and/or workflows. The RESTful API enables users to generate automatic translation of text segments or documents in real-time, within almost any application. This means that members of the KantanMT.com platform can enjoy seamless integration; saving time, money and hassle!
Some of the many different ways our members are using KantanMT API are listed below:
Translation Management Systems: KantanMT can be easily integrated into any localization workflow. This means that translators can get instant access to machine translated segments during the localization process. KantanMT has developed connectors to some of the most popular translation workflow software. View these here>>
Content Management Systems (CMS): Using KantanMT.com, you can communicate with a global audience through your website. Machine Translation website integration is particularly effective for disposable content and user generated content such as real-time chat and reviews, but can also still offer many benefits for full website translation.
Email: Companies that operate internationally can benefit from real-time email translation using the API. This can save vital time when communicating with internal members of staff.
To hear more about how the KantanMT API can increase your translation productivity, contact one of the friendly team today! (email email@example.com)