What is Google Cloud Translation Basic?
Google Cloud Translation Basic (or Google Translate API v2) is one of the best-known machine translation services available. The translate.google.com service is free – but there is an API call charge for using it to translate a large amount of text, or using it within another tool. The Google machine translation API offers dynamic text translation between thousands of language pairs. Google can work with more than 100 languages, offers language detection and simple, affordable pricing.
How does it work with memoQ?
memoQ sends a text to the Google machine translation engine, one segment at a time. The results are then displayed in the translation results and the translator can decide whether to use them.
Translators and project managers can also have their documents translated automatically, and then revise them as needed.
How to use this service in memoQ?
memoQ is integrated with Google MT through an API key provided by Google. To start using the plugin, just enter the API key in memoQ when you are enabling the plugin in Resource Console | MT settings. For a step-by-step guide on how to use Google MT in memoQ, please click here.
The Google MT plugin is now using neural machine translation if it is available in your language combination. In some cases, neural machine translation can be much more fluent and human-like opposed to statistical machine translation. To learn which language pairs are available for neural machine translation, see this page.