Features of machine translation APIs
The features of machine translation vary across machine translation APIs and applications:
APIs usually offer many features not included in raw models:
- language identification
- bridging (pivoting)
- encoding options
- HTML/XML tag handling
APIs also vary by their underlying architecture.
Some providers offer self-serve APIs - ready-to-use systems that can be integrated immediately. Others require a conversation to train a model from scratch — or use a pre-trained model — and deploy and maintain it.