What is KantanISR and Why do I need it ?

KantanISR technology enables KantanMT members to perform instant segment retraining using a pop-up editor. The technology is designed to permit the near-instantaneous submission of post-edited translations into a KantanMT engine so that KantanMT members can submit segments for retraining, hence bypassing the need to completely rebuild the engine.

KantanISR was developed with usability, efficiency and productivity in mind as members simply need to login to their KantanMT account, go to their main dashboard and submit new training segments using the KantanISR Editor. This adding of high quality training data to a KantanMT engine will improve the translation quality of that engine and reduce post-editing requirements.

Using KantanISR

      1. Login into your KantanMT account using your email and your password.
      2. 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’.
      3. If you wish to use the ‘KantanISR’ with another profile other than the ‘Active’ profile. Click on the profile you wish to use the ‘KantanISR’ with, then click on the ‘Training Data’ tab.
      4. You will be directed to the ‘Training Data’ page. Now click on the ‘IRS’ tab.
      5. The ‘KantanISR’ wizard will now pop-up on your screen.
      6. Add the source language text in the ‘Source’ text editor fields. Add the corresponding target language text in the ‘Target’ text editor fields.
      7. Then click on the ‘Save’ button if your happy with your retraining data. If not click the‘Cancel’ button.
      8. When you click the save button a ‘KantanISR successful’ pop-up will appear on your screen, click the ‘OK’ button and you will be directed back to the ‘Training Data’ page.

Using KantanISR through KantanAPI

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

Members’ can also get the benefit of KantanISR through KantanAPI by using HTTP

GET requests. The API expects:

  • A user authorisation token (‘API token’) which can be gotten by clicking on the ‘API’
  • The name of the client profile you wish to use.
  • A source segment and its target segment in the languages specified when profile was created.

To learn more about KantanISR or get help with KantanMT technologies, please contact us at info@kantanmt.com. Hear from the Development team on why KantanISR increases productivity and efficiency for KantanMT customers.


KantanISR™ – Instant Segment Retraining Tool

Machine translation techKantanISR™ is a new technology that KantanMT has secretly been working on at its development centre in Dublin. The tool will impact the quality performance of KantanMT engines and lead to dramatically reduced post-editing effort for its members.  KantanISR allows members of the KantanMT.com community to add training material to a running KantanMT engine in real-time, avoiding the need to rebuild or even retrain your KantanMT engine!

KantanISR™ was designed to allow the near-instantaneous submission of post-edited translations into a KantanMT engine, which are then used to influence the generation of future translations. – and it all happens instantly! The technology is designed to rapidly increase the learning capabilities of KantanMT engines, making it adopt writing styles faster.  This leads to a dramatic reduction in post-editing required to complete a translation job.

KantanISR™ is easy to work with. You simply login to your KantanMT dashboard and submit your new training segments using the KantanISR editor.  These are stored in the KantanISR cache.  This cache is used as supplementary training data next time the engine is run – avoiding the need to completely retrain the KantanMT engine from scratch.

Using KantanISR™ means that members can add training data quickly and easily to their engine, improving translation quality and reducing post-editing effort.

ISR – stands for Instant Segment Retraining

When you click on your new ISR button, an editor will pop up on the screen. This editor is provided as a convenient way to experiment with this feature and add segment retraining data to your engine. This is your ISR cache. You can now translate your files as per normal and this new training cache will automatically be included with your engine – however you don’t have to retrain the engine to see the results!

NOTE: For best results make sure your use complete segments when entering your ISR data.

Early next week, the KantanMT API Version 2.0 will be released and will include full support for this feature. This means that you’ll be able to add ISR data to a running KantanMT.com engine in real time!