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Dynamically translate between thousands of available language pairs

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"Faster Than Learning a New Language"

What do you like best?

This product translates texts on sites quickly and accurately. The technology also recognizes texts and languages if you don't know exactly what language is shown - which is especially helpful for some of the image-based languages.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes slang isn't picked up appropriately, so the phrase becomes misconstrued, however it isn't necessarily that negative of an aspect when considering the overall sentiment is generally correct.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely give it a try! It's a great tool for breaking down language barriers, and will help connect you with others who are interested in your product or in your area of business, yet don't have the language to back it up.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to communicate with other countries and employees with language barriers has been especially helpful utilizing Cloud Translation API. Becoming more personally connected to other employees and being able to connect with other businesses has been influential on our overall business.

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"Great to use around the world"

What do you like best?

Translating manually can be difficult but with Google Cloud Translation I can just press "listen" and the person can speak right into the application and translate real time. It helps overseas when I am over there for business and even on vacation when speaking with the locals.

What do you dislike?

If it's hard to pick up audio, the application can fail to translate. Any background noise will distort your output and make the translation wrong in the end. Talk to text is hard enough as is, but the background noise makes it even harder. If you're in a quiet, isolated space (indoors or outside), you shouldn't have any issues with this.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a chance and use it while you're traveling internationally. So easy to use. I was able to speak to several different people who spoke Dutch, French, and German during my travels with the use of this app. Saves time and data, so you're not googling everything during your vacation or business trip.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interfacing with international customers is a lot simpler now. I don't need to type out a translation. Plus I can now hear it read back to me. It's incredibly speedy, compared to old school methods of translating.

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"Google Translate 2.0 API is way better than the Google Translate you remember."

What do you like best?

Updated to use TensorFlow Recurrent neural networks for translation, so you get Machine Translation with very competitive BLEU scores for select (mostly European) languages.

What do you dislike?

Customer support for Google Cloud (much like all Google products) is absolute garbage. It seems like there are a lot of well-meaning people, but they're stuck in rigid processes and terrible / slow email support patterns which make it impossible to actually help solve customer issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try out Google translate with large samples in the language pair(s) you're looking to use using the web interface (same engine that powers translate.google.com). Evaluate this to see if it meets your needs. Fails for most languages with technical vocabulary, or long / articulate passages. Passable for some use-cases.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Website translation for dynamic content / intermediate translation for pending translation items (programmatically via API)

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"Super User Friendly API, a monkey could use it."

What do you like best?

It is super user friendly. Honestly, a monkey could figure out how to use it. When I had questions I was able to contact support and they provided me all the assistance I needed.

What do you dislike?

When you want to use mass amounts of images, you have to learn how to code. I did have to reach out to a coding friend of mine and he was able to write code for me to use this product, but once he wrote the code it was super easy.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used this API for a research project. It provided me with everything from facial recognition to the colors present in the image, which was exactly what I needed. It has been the best thing that has happened to me.

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"Cloud Translation helps tremendously while working with clients. "

What do you like best?

I like how easy the platform is to use and how many options there are! It is as easy as a click of a button and scrolling. I used it with a client recently to translate a document for their personal paperwork.

What do you dislike?

It might take a while to find the language you need to use. There is a lot of scrolling and words that sometimes it hard to find what you need right away.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used it while working with clients from all over. Helps me connect with clients and get them what they need quicker. Lots of translating documents so the process with clients can be faster.

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"Works fine for translating simple words but not for translating complete sentences"

What do you like best?

What I like most about this software is that I am able to pull it up on my phone or on my laptop within a few seconds. I also love the fact that words appear in the target language while you are still typing the the words from the source language.

I also like it how the program would list more than word in the target language as a possible solution.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the fact that sometimes the program seems to be inaccurate / incomplete. I work as a professional over the phone interpreter and many times i would use Google Translate.

This is especially true for medical translations. Many of the medical terminology is simply missing from Google Translate. For medical translations I would much rather make use of medical dictionaries that seem to be more accurate.

Also, I know that many would try using this program for translating full sentences. This might work for some languages, however due to the complexity of my language (Hungarian) this task seems to be near impossible for this program.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

None

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As for problem solving it an inexpensive way of having words translated. The program offers great solutions for simple words or even phases. No need to call an interpreter or a translator to have your documents translated. At the same time you would need to keep in mind that this is only a partial solution and that for any major projects or even for official documents, such as certificates this cannot be an option.

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"Cloud Translation API "

What do you like best?

What I like the most in the rapid response and platform integration. It works! dynamic translation in real time. Capable of translation in many languages conveniently in Spanish and French as well. Easy to deploy, program and execute.

What do you dislike?

It needs a some time for users to understand how it works and there is a learning curve for end users to acclimate with the products and develop a trust factor to what this product can do for them. trust is a very important factor.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend Cloud Translation API to any organization looking to implement a source code solution that improve language translation and cloud infrastructure.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

High level of communication between end users and vendors, directors and customers. It is intuitive easy to code and leverage until different level platforms and applications. Worked with engineers to to write configuration to be used in the remote global locations.

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"Fully featured; does everything you need it to"

What do you like best?

Does language detection and translation for pretty much every language you'd need.

What do you dislike?

Literally the only issue I've run into is with the terms of service. I wanted to use it to translate select phrases on my site into another language and it technically requires me to credit all those translations to Google. This restriction can by bypassed if I manually proof each translation (which is what I do), but it'd be easier if I could skip that for short phrases/incomplete sentences.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

None. Easy to use and self explanatory.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Needed website content translated.

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"GCP for NLP"

What do you like best?

It was very easy to start using this product because of my familiarity with other Google Cloud API products. I was encourage to use this because my own experience with translate.google.com and I figured this would work really well for my project. Developer support was pretty good because the Dev community is strong on this platform.

What do you dislike?

There wasn't much I didn't like. I would've liked shorter setup and cheaper costs per API call.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using it as a machine translator to compare quality of summarization text in different languages.

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"Communication With Refugees"

What do you like best?

We are able to use it to communicate with our clients both in person and by text. It is also a tool we are able to teach our clients to use and we empower them in that way

What do you dislike?

Translations are not always accurate. Not available in all the languages we need (eg. Burmese)

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can use this as an alternative to an expensive telephone interpreter and this has saved us money.

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Accounting
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"Google Translate 2.0 API is way better than the Google Translate"

What do you like best?

Updated to use TensorFlow Recurrent neural networks for translation, so you get Machine Translation with very competitive BLEU scores for select (mostly European) languages.

What do you dislike?

Customer support for Google Cloud (much like all Google products) is absolute garbage. It seems like there are a lot of well-meaning people, but they're stuck in rigid processes and terrible / slow email support patterns which make it impossible to actually help solve customer issues.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Website translation for dynamic content / intermediate translation for pending translation items (programmatically via API)

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"One of the better translating services"

What do you like best?

Works better on short sentences and phrases than google translate. Easy to use and operate and quick to open on laptop

What do you dislike?

Still not a perfect translation-often mistakes. Dealing with google customer service can be tedious

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Break what your translating down into smaller pieces of text rather than many paragraphs

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In an international environment, we use cloud translation API to communicate with our international customers.

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"Don't know a foreign language then use Cloud Translation to help."

What do you like best?

It is easy to use. You simply type what you want to say and then hit Translate and select the language.

What do you dislike?

The translation is not always what you are trying to tell the other person.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This program is worth a try to see if it is a fit for you.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our community we have a Spanish population and I am able to offer my products to them. I type up what i want to tell them and have it translated to Spanish. What I receive back I translate from Spanish to English.

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"A little expensive"

What do you like best?

The translations are okayish but are constantly improving. It still fails to understand the context and does a literal translation which is not always required.

What do you dislike?

According to the accuracy the rate are a little too high. I wish they were cheaper.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used it in a mobile app for auto-translating string for international users.

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"Google Translate - A Must for International Organizations"

What do you like best?

I use Google Translate almost daily. Our organization has members from all over the world and I frequently get emails in foreign languages. I copy and paste into Google Translate. To reply, I put my reply in Google Translate and copy the result into the reply email. It's a huge time and money saver.

What do you dislike?

Not necessarily a dislike, but it's not always completely accurate. However, with all of the dialects of all of the languages, it can't be expected to be.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving time and money using Google Translate to translate foreign language conversations.

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"Issues with Translations"

What do you like best?

I like the concept and the cloud-based aspect of Google Translate API. I also enjoy that there is no longer a need to know the language that the original comes from with the service.

What do you dislike?

I think the translation, though advertised as dynamic, is often lacking in clarity.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Translations working in a multiple-language envioronment.

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" Highly Responsive"

What do you like best?

I like having the ability to choose my target language

What do you dislike?

I do not like the translator limitations at times it can lead to backlogs. However, i've figured out ways around this and its still way better than the free version

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you deal with a lot of different languages and your looking for an easy to use platform this is the one

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to compiles faster and i like that it does it job and translate every language

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"Great Translation tool"

What do you like best?

Its brilliant. I deal in many languages and this is simply brilliant. I am happy to have found this solution.

What do you dislike?

I dislike nothing. I am very happy with this service

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I receive many emails in different languages. This is a great translation solution

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"Cloud Translation API"

What do you like best?

Cloud Translation API is fast, simple, and dynamic.

What do you dislike?

My least favorite attribute is price. It is a bit expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider it as an alternative, but not a replacement.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Cloud Translation API for data-driven analytics.

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"Good Overall"

What do you like best?

It's simple, easy to install, and is very fast for the most part. It worked for most of my websites. It was also useful for different chats I was using.

What do you dislike?

It didn't work for every website (blogs mostly).

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to use it for many different research resources which was very helpful.

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"Best API platform"

What do you like best?

Easy to use...robust useability in cross platform environment

What do you dislike?

Needs more support, have issue finding problems to errors on occasion and have to resort to forums.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Overall we were looking for a robust API without the snags and issues we've had with other Apps ..cross platform was important because of environment.

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"One of the best cloud translation API product"

What do you like best?

Provides a sample programmatic interface for translating string into any supported languages.

What do you dislike?

The cost of product is still high, should lover it so more people can try.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used in combination and enables translation between thousands of language pairs.

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"API"

What do you like best?

Overall the product is amazing and using the product is easy

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike about the product everything is just easy

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problems with staff, consumers. Benefits are it’s easy to use and loads up pretty fast.

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"translator"

What do you like best?

i liked that this product was easy to use, big font

What do you dislike?

i did not like that i received a lot of error messages

Recommendations to others considering the product:

play around with it before actually needing it

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

translating directions

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"Still needs some improvement"

What do you like best?

Very new, can make many mistakes and give feedback to Google

What do you dislike?

Still not a competetior to AWS - it has a lot of things that need to improve on

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tech, IOT company

Cloud Translation API User Ratings

8.5
Ease of Use
Average: 8.6*
7.7
Quality of Support
Average: 8.2*
7.1
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.7*
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