6 Ways to Integrate MT in your Work Environment

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.

Translations from your custom KantanMT engines can be directly accessed within a Microsoft program or on a webpage and in various other ways. In this post, we will tell you about the 6 coolest ways you can get your KantanMT translations, without even having to open the platform. Continue reading

KantanSnippet Explained: Interview with Conall Malone, Developer at KantanMT

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Last week we announced the launch of KantanSnippet™, a part of the KantanWidgets™ Suite of Productivity Apps. KantanWidgets allows KantanMT clients to integrate KantanMT technology within their own environments, including websites, Microsoft Office programs and supported browsers (Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox).

We interviewed the developer of KantanSnippet, Conall Malone to find out more about the features and benefits of KantanSnippet. Continue reading

Improving workflow integration and efficiency with KantanAPI

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.

Accessing KantanAPI

Please Note: The API is only available to KantanMT members in the Enterprise Plan.

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

  1. Using the API tab on the ‘My Client Profiles’ page in the KantanMT Web interface
  2. Using the REST interface via HTTP GET or POST requests
  3. 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.

API tab

You will be directed to the ‘API Settings’ page. Now click on the ‘Launch API’ button.

Launching API

A ‘Launch API’ pop-up will now appear on your screen asking you ‘Are you sure you want to launch the API?’ Click ‘OK’.

launch Pop-up alert

The ‘API Status’ will now change from ‘offline’ to ‘initialising’, the ‘Launch API’ button will now change to ‘Launching API’ .

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.

API running

Type the text you wish to translate in the text box and click on the ‘Translate’ button.

Translating

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.

Retrain Engine

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’.

Shutdown Pop-up alert

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.

Terminating API

You will now be directed back to the initial screen on the API Settings page.

API settings page

 

Additional Support

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 info@kantanmt.com.

For more details on the KantanMT API please see the following links and the video below:

3 Steps to Integrating SDL Trados Studio with KantanMT

SDLSDL Trados Studio is one of the most popular Computer Aided Translation (CAT) tools available on the market today, and is used by thousands of Language Service Providers (LSPs) and Translators worldwide.

To accommodate the high numbers of SDL Trados Studio users, the KantanMT development team released a new and improved KantanAPI Connector™, which is compatible with the latest versions of SDL Trados Studio (2011, 2014). The beauty of using this connector means you can quickly and easily configure both your SDL Trados Studio account and your KantanMT account, so there is a straightforward and seamless integration between both platforms.

As a member of the KantanMT Community, using SDL Trados Studio 2011 or 2014 you can launch and shutdown your KantanMT engines and retrieve translations on demand via the API from your KantanMT account, all you need to provide is your KantanMT account name, token and profile.

Once you have your KantanAPI Connector™ token, it’s a simple three step process to set up the integration.

Integrating SDL Trados Studio with KantanMT

Step 1: Login to the SDL Open Exchange App Store and Download the Installer

To download the app you will need a valid SDL Trados Studio license. Login to the SDL Translationzone App store using the same email address and password you use for SDL Trados Studio.

Step 2: Launch SDL Trados Studio

As soon as you have downloaded and installed the SDL Trados Studio installer from SDL’s Translationzone, you will need to launch Trados Studio.

Step 3: Select and Run the KantanAPI Connector

The KantanAPI Connector™ will appear in the list of plugins available for download, making it very straightforward to input your API token and select the profile that you want to use. The connector is completely free to download and requires the .NET Framework 3.5 to run correctly.

By using SDL Trados Studio you can easily access the KantanMT features available within the SDL Trados Studio interface based on your KantanMT subscription plan.

KantanAPI Connector Token

What do I do if I don’t have a KantanAPI Connector™ token?

Simply contact the KantanMT Sales Team (sales@kantanmt.com) to get your unique KantanAPI Connector token.

About KantanAPI Connector™ v2.0

The KantanAPI Connector™ allows you, and other members of the KantanMT Community to interact with the cloud based MT platform; KantanMT.com. You can submit individual segments or groups of segments for translation, and receive those translations immediately. The API operates as a REST web service, this means that a client program needs only to be able to perform HTTP GET requests to interact with the API. So, the API is not limited to interacting with clients developed using a particular programming language or operating system.

Read the press release: KantanMT Announces Faster SDL Trados Studio 2011 and 2014 Integration

Product Sheet: KantanAPI Connector™

Download the Trados 2015 Plugin

The KantanMT Team would love to hear about your experience using the KantanMT/SDL Trados Studio connector. Please send your feedback or questions to Louise (louisei@kantanmt.com).