Getting Started with Watson Neural Machine Translation
Exciting changes are coming to the IBM Watson Language Translator service. Gain early access via our API header to the new Neural Machine Translation (NMT) technology for the following 13 initial language pairs:
- English to and from: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
- French to and from: German, Spanish
- German to and from: Italian
NMT is a new machine translation method based on Deep Learning that has led to improvements in translation fluency, achieving higher human evaluations compared to previous technologies. With NMT, developers will see more natural translations between languages at improved speeds and quality.
When calling an API request, specify the header
X-Watson-Technology-Preview:2017-07-01 along with the character codes for the source and target languages you want to use.
The following example shows how to translate English to Spanish with an NMT preview model:
Currently, NMT early access does not support corpus customization and only supports forced glossary customization.