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New and improved API optimizes the retraining and quality management of KantanMT engines


Monday, 7 October, 2013

Xcelerator Machine Translation Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of its powerful API (Application Programmer Interface) for its cloud-based KantanMT.com platform. Using the Kantan API v2.0 members can quickly integrate KantanMT Machine Translation into their localization workflows and take full advantage of KantanMT’s innovative new instant retraining technology – KantanISR™.


KantanISR™ technology allows members to carry out instant segment retraining, thus avoiding the costly process of rebuilding their engines from scratch. This ensures that post-edited translations can be instantaneously added back into their KantanMT engines, rapidly improving quality and consistency of future generated translations.


The KantanMT API v2.0 enables members of KantanMT.com to integrate their KantanMT engines into content management systems and/or localization workflows. Leveraging the distributed architecture of KantanMT.com, members can programmatically control important aspects of their MT processes. Using the KantanMT API members can retrieve account information using the QUERY function, upload files for translation, launch translation jobs, and instantaneously retrain their engines using the KantanISR. KantanMT also provides a real-time translation feature using the API.


For more information about the KantanMT API v2.0 or to request an API token please contact Kevin McCoy, MT Success Coach.


What is KantanMT™?

KantanMT is a cloud-based implementation of Moses statistical Machine Translation technology. Leveraging the power and flexibility of the cloud, KantanMT effortlessly scales to generate a high-quality, low-cost Machine Translation platform for small-to-medium sized Localisation Service Providers.


What is Xcelerator?

Xcelerator Machine Translations Solution is a new start-up that is focusing on making Machine Translation easy to use, inexpensive to access and available to mid-sized LSPs that are eager to integrate MT into their client’s localisation workflows. Xcelerator is focusing on the growing number of small-to-medium sized language service providers (LSPs) that want to – or must – offer machine translation to their clients.
Recent research on pricing shows that while a very small percentage of translation agencies use MT on every job, nearly a quarter of small LSPs, and more than half of medium-sized LSPs, will apply it if requested to do so by their clients. However, most providers don’t have the technical expertise to install an MT solution, train engines for their clients, and integrate it with their workflow. Xcelerator aims to fill that gap.