Amazon Translate Adds Support For Office documents

Batch translation now supports Office documents, earlier the translation was available for plain text and HTML documents only.

AWS announced that batch translation now supports Office documents, i.e., docx, .xlsx and .pptx files. Earlier this year, Amazon Translate, which is a neural machine translation service, had introduced batch translation for plain text and HTML documents.
 
Neural machine translation, which is a form of language translation automation makes use of deep learning models to provide more accurate and natural-sounding translation than traditional statistical and rule-based translation algorithms.
 
To translate your Office documents your source documents have to be stored in an Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket. After that, using either the AWS console or the StartTextTranslationJob API in one of the AWS language SDKs, you can launch a translation job, passing, the input and output location in S3, the file type, and the source and target languages.
 
Source: Amazon
 
AWS said that for small scale use, it’s very easy to use the AWS console to translate Office files. And, you can also use the Translate API to build automated workflows.
 
The service is currently available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (London), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), and Asia Pacific (Seoul).