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What is Amazon Translate?
Amazon Translate is a Neural Machine Translation (MT) service for translating text between supported languages. Powered by deep learning methods, the service provides high-quality, affordable, and customizable language translation, enabling developers to translate company and user-authored content, or build applications requiring support across multiple languages. The service can be used via an API, enabling either real-time or batch translation of text from the source language to the target language.
What languages are covered?
Amazon Translate supports translation between the following 75 languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Catalan, Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, French (Canada), Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Mongolian, Marathi, Norwegian, Farsi (Persian), Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Spanish (Mexico), Swahili, Swedish, Filipino Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, and Welsh. See this documentation page for more details.
What are the most common use cases for Amazon Translate?
Amazon Translate is a great solution in cases where the volume of content is high, speed is critical, and a certain level of translation imperfection (usually minor) is acceptable. For example, if you need to extract insights from large volumes of text in many languages, enable customers to search your application in their language of choice, make user-authored content such as forums and support content accessible in languages other than the source, get the gist out of responses to questionnaires and surveys, or publish a first draft – you can use Amazon Translate’s raw output.
With light human post-editing, Amazon Translate can be applied to enabling customer service agents to support anyone, and translating company authored information such as specifications, comparisons of alternatives, FAQs, and support content. With more extensive post-editing, you can also use Amazon Translate to translate high-value, branded content, such as advertising and marketing materials, contracts, etc.
What AWS regions are available for Amazon Translate?
Please refer to the AWS Global Infrastructure Region Table.
Amazon Translate Batch Translation is available in US East 1 (Northern Virginia), US East 2 (Ohio), US West 2 (Oregon), EU West 1 (Ireland), EU West 2 (London), EU Central 1 (Frankfurt), and Asia Pacific North East 2 (Seoul).