Posted On: Oct 5, 2022

Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, affordable, and customizable language translation. Today, we are adding formality customization support for Dutch, Korean, and Mexican Spanish. We are also adding support for asynchronous batch translation. Now you can customize the formality of your translated output to suit your communication needs.

With Amazon Translate’s formality customization, customers have three options - default, formal and informal - to control the level of formality in the output. The default option does not change the formality of the neural machine translation output. The formal option has a higher level of formality compared to the default option, and can be used by customers in Insurance and Healthcare industry who need highly formal translations. The informal option has a lower level of formality, and can be used by customers in Gaming and Social Media who prefer informal translations

Formality customization is now available in both the real-time and asynchronous batch operations in commercial AWS regions where Amazon Translate is available. For step-by-step instructions on how to customize the formality of your translation output, read our blog “Control formality in machine translated text using Amazon Translate” To learn more, please read the Amazon Translate documentation on language translation formality.