Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, affordable, and customizable language translation. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Active Custom Translation (ACT) to customize your translation between any currently supported languages. For example, you can now use ACT between German and French.

ACT produces custom-translated output without the need to build and maintain a custom translation model. With other custom translation products, customers can spend a lot of time and money on overhead expenses to manage and maintain various instances of both the customer data and the custom translation model for each language pair. With ACT, Amazon Translate will use your preferred translation examples as parallel data (PD) to customize the translation output. You can update your PD as often as needed to improve the translation quality without having to worry about retraining or managing custom translation models. Currently, ACT is available in the Europe West (Ireland), US East (Northern Virginia), and US West (Oregon) AWS Regions.

You can find step-by-step instructions in this “How to use Amazon Translate’s Active Custom Translation” post. For more information on Amazon Translate ACT, see Amazon Translate documentation.