Translation API Cases and Classes

The Translation API Cases and Classes (TAPICC) initiative was a collaborative, community-driven, open-source project to advance API standards in the global language industry. It focused on technical interoperability in the translation tech stack. The goal of this initiative was to provide framework that users could use in integration, automation, and interoperability efforts. The project was driven by volunteers for nearly 3 years and was deprioritized when the global pandemic started in 2020. The GALA Standards Committee is currently discussing the best way to ensure the work carries on. 

Much of the output from TAPICC volunteers lives in a GitHub repository and a Google Drive, for which access is available upon request. Other documents can be found in the links below.




Initiative Development
Track 2 Charter (published 13 November 2018)
Track 1 Work Packages & Deliverables (v4 published 29 June 2017)
TAPICC Project Statement (published 06 October 2016)


TAPICC Presentation at DX Conference (29 April 2019)
TAPICC Presentation at IMUG (15 November 2018)
TAPICC Presentation at tekom (14 November 2018)
Stop Reinventing the Wheel! The TAPICC Pre-Standardization Initiative for Translation APIs presentation (15 March 2018 at GALA conference)
Toward Common Specifications for Translation APIs presentation (29 June 2017 webinar)
The Case for Connectivity presentation (28 March 2017 at GALA conference)
TAPICC webinar (08 December 2016 webinar)