Translation API FAQ

What is an API?

API stands for "Application Programming Interface". An API is a set of instructions that lay out the rules that must be followed if two computer programs are to talk to each other.

What does the WorldLingo Translation API do?

WorldLingo's Translation API allows in-house developers or consultants to connect their company's or their client's applications directly to WorldLingo via the Internet. It enables developers the ability to build customized translation solutions and add machine/human translation functionality to their applications. In order to use the WorldLingo Translation API, you will need programmers who are familiar with developing applications to effectively implement this solution. If you do not have programming resources or skills then you should try WorldLingo's "out of the box" solutions for website, email, and chat translation. If you require a custom solution, you can either develop your own using our Translation API or we can build a custom solution for you.

How can the WorldLingo Translation API be integrated into my application?

The WorldLingo Translation API does not include any interface components. You will be using an existing application or building a new one, which will interact with the API. WorldLingo uses only proven, open Internet protocols and standards allowing easy integration of the service into software systems on any platform supporting Internet technology.

Which languages does the WorldLingo Translation API support?

The WorldLingo Translation API is compatible with any application that supports HTTP messaging, including Java, C++, Microsoft Visual Basic and Perl.

What are the benefits of the Translation API approach to hosting my own translation engine?

The benefits of the Translation API solution over buying your own translation engine are:

  • Reduced costs
    When you purchase your own machine translation engine, high costs are involved in internally deploying and maintaining similar technology. WorldLingo undertakes these expenses and responsibilities helping you minimize upfront development costs.
  • Fully integrated human translation solution
    A machine translation engine does not have any human translation capability, whereas through the Translation API, you can access or give your users access to WorldLingo's professional translators for those times when accuracy is critical - as it often is in business.
  • Rapid deployment
    The WorldLingo Translation API solution will spare you the pain and expense of developing and operating machine translation infrastructure. Instead, you are able to access translation technology that has already been set up and are operated and maintained by a team of skilled and experienced specialists. Services are automatically upgraded as advanced technologies become available.
  • High-speed performance
    Your translations are delivered via WorldLingo's powerful cluster servers.

Are the WorldLingo Translation API transactions secure?

WorldLingo is committed to maintaining maximum security measures and offers the use of SSL for customers interested in secure communication sessions.

What support is available for the WorldLingo Translation API?

WorldLingo works with you to ensure you and your customers have the best possible experience with our solution. Phone and email support is available and answered by the team that designed and developed the API.

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