Translation API Cases and Classes
APIs are used to connect applications with cloud-based systems. The use of APIs is prevalent in the translation and localization sector where a multitude of applications and systems must be connected to complete projects. A lack of standards in this area, combined with the abundance of proprietary APIs, poses a challenge to interoperability and requires big investments in R&D and code maintenance for tech-savvy firms. The Translation API Cases and Classes (TAPICC) initiative aims to create a pre-standardization model to address these challenges and lead to the support of just one API instead of hundreds. It has an open-source legal framework and is already supported by major industry companies and associations.
There are several ways to get involved with the TAPICC initiative and we encourage all stakeholders to engage on some level, whether it's contributing to a working group or simply following the initiative's progress.