Amazon Translate translates text from one language to another. You can translate individual words, phrases, or entire documents. An API is provided, enabling either real-time or batch translation of text from the source language to the target language.
Video: What is Amazon Translate?
- There is a large list of languages, 71+, that can be translated.
- You can provide your own list of custom words and phrases for specialist technical niches or business areas.
- Language Identification
- Batch and Real-Time Translations
Translate use cases have three features in common:
- High volume
- High speed
- Minor translation errors OK
Uses cases fall into three main groups:
- Integrating Amazon Translate into applications to provide multilingual features.
- Process and manage an organization’s incoming data.
- Integrating Amazon Translate with other AWS services.
Video: Episode 1: Introduction to Amazon Translate and Neural Machine Translation
Example use cases
- Translate meeting minutes
- Translate technical reports
- knowledge-base articles
- Translate emails
- Translate customer service chat
- Analyze text in social media
- Analyze text in news feeds
- Search for information
- eDiscovery cases (the process of identifying and delivering electronic information that can be used as evidence in legal cases)
- Combine with Amazon Comprehend to analyze unstructured text in any language. For example, social media streams to extract named entities, sentiment, and key phrases.
- Combine with Amazon Transcribe for subtitles and live captioning available in any language.
- Combine with Amazon Polly to convert text to speech in any language.
- Translate a corpus of document stored in Amazon S3.
- Translate text stored in databases.
- Provide translation features for processing in AWS Lambda or AWS Glue systems