From large corporations to SME’s, the APIs and SDK from Translate Your World (“Tywi”) simplifies the act of creating global communication apps by empowering developers to generate automatic voice translations and text translations in real-time for use on their websites, telecoms, streaming media, web conferencing, mobile apps, and apps for the deaf and deaf-blind.  Tywi APIs also function in conjunction with all web conferencing software: as external add-on to Webex, Adobe Connect, Blackboard, etc, and then built-in with the APIs by Skype, Blue Jeans, GoToMeeting, and others.

Tywi aggregates the best state-of-the-art real time services in the language industry and places them all at the fingertips of developers, including 6+ automatic translation software, 5+ speech recognition, 78 text languages, 45 voice languages, professional dictionaries, personal dictionaries, high security web microphones, collaboration tools, and more.  Plus Tywi provides improvements to automatic translation results and a “learning” capability.

The Tywi APIs use streaming RTC (Real-Time-Communication) that transfers information from browser to browser (double encrypted) with only milliseconds between steps.  All data is transient, nothing is stored, and when combined with the Tywi Secure Web Microphone this makes Tywi potentially the most secure audio transfer on the internet.   Developers can create their own web conferencing, insert a Tywi UI on their website, or use any of the Tywi API elements in their own applications.

Lastly, Tywi’s streaming professional (human) interpretation software can be added to any application, the first of its kind in the world. Ask us for info.

Speech Recognition

Send audio and receive the transcribed text results in the form of subtitles or transcripts.

For automatic voice translation the first step is to recognize what the speaker says with accuracy, and accuracy is not as easy as it sounds.  Some speech recognition engines are better than others for specific languages or dialects, some train more easily, some are cheaper, and so on.  For example, one Portuguese speech recognition engine may recognize what someone says in Sao Paolo, whereas a different speech recognition is required to understand someone in Rio de Janeiro. With the Tywi API, developers can select which speech recognition to use, or include them all for optimal success with a global application.

Tywi offers an invention, the Tywi Secure Web Microphone, that performs two important functions: (1) It chunks spoken voice on the client side into small groups of 5 to 10 words, encrypts, and controls the destination of spoken audio heading toward speech recognition, and (2) it saves up to 60% of server space compared to traditional approaches (audio cutting on the server). The Tywi Secure Web Microphones provides the highest degree of security on the internet.

For some speech recognition engines, Tywi incorporates a “Voice Profile” feature (basic and advanced), logged and associated with a speaking voice.  A voice profile is a basic training of 1 minute or an advanced training of 10 minutes increases the software’s comprehension of a speaker’s words by up to 10% and learns every time it is used.  The concept of voice profiles is new to the public.  However soon in future, voice profiles will be as common as online “User Profiles” that gather personal information in text form.

Text Translation

Send text for translation and instantly receive translated text for blogs and applications.

Whether the text comes from a website, chat text, or a translation of text coming from speech recognition (above), the Tywi API offers translation into 78 languages through 6 different translation engines and 3 optional engines.   Some translation engines are better than others for certain languages or subject matters, and some have existing special dictionaries.  All are real-time.

Tywi offers 2 other text-related features that are useful for developers:

  • Popular Phases offers the ability to have perfect translation. Translators (human) can pretranslate an unlimited numbers of phrases, sentences, and paragraphs, then the phrases can be retrieved at runtime. This is usually associated with use in medical offices, customer servie, tech support and similar.
  • Subtitle and TTS Sequence Controller. Once subtitles are created using the speech recognition API above, then the subtitles need to be controlled to appear in sequential order. Without a controller, the short text or short audio will arrived before longer text or audio. This Controller will resolve the issue.

Improving text translation results:

Tywi enables the text to pass through professional dictionaries and personal dictionaries for best localization results. And Translate Your World retains top professional translators around the world to create personal dictionaries for any customer including medical, financial, and technical.

Importantly, the Tywi invention, the Tywi Context Engine, fixes and improves the results coming from automatic translation (MT) by helping to control the translation AI (artificial intelligence) to improve grammar issues such as disreapancies related to male versus female speakers (all translation software only return masculine versions for sentences like “I am married” or “I am tired”). The Tywi Context Engine also helps direct translation software into the desired mode of address (formal or informal), and helps differentiate between double meanings (e.g. “coat” as a jacket or “coat” as a “coat of paint”).

Text-to-Speech (computer voices)

Send text and receive synthesized voice results as mp3 or wav.

Text-to-speech (“TTS”) is available through the Tywi API in 45 languages.  TTS is used as the last step in voice-to-voice translation, and is the first step for the visually impaired to read text or hear subtitles in a conference.   More good news about TTS is that the international computer voices available through this API are quite attractive.  Gone are the days of choppy, stilted speech.  This text-to-speech is so nice that is used as narration for Tywi’s video translation feature.

The Subtitle and TTS Sequence Controller is available and can be used to assure that the TTS audio plays in sequential order. Without a controller, the short audio will arrive and play before longer audio.

 

Web Conferencing and Collaboration Tools

Add web tools for sharing screen, camera, files, audio, video, and telephone connection.

The Tywi API components can be used with almost any other system that accesses the internet.  Therefore, you can add Tywi to your existing applications.  If you are looking for collaboration tools to make a global communication system, you may want to try the Voxeet collaboration suite.   Voxeet is extremely compatible with Tywi, easy to use, and includes inventions such as HD quality audio at low bandwidth.  For more information go:  http://www.voxeet.com/api-sdk

 

API Documentation

Use the Contact Us page to request Tywi API-SDK code (located on Github) and documentation.

Payment

Because Tywi offers so many options, pricing is on actual usage basis.  In this way, if only one service is used (example:  only speech-to-text), then only that one service is invoiced.  This payment approach is also the least expensive, as well.