From large corporations to SME’s, the API-SDK from Translate Your World (“Tywi”) simplifies the act of global communication with anyone anywhere by empowering developers to generate automatic voice translation and text translation in real-time for use on their websites, telecoms, streaming media, web conferencing, mobile apps, and apps for the deaf and deaf-blind.  The various Tywi options also function in conjunction with all web conferencing software including Webex, Skype, GoToMeeting, etc.

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, web microphones, collaboration tools, and more.  Plus Tywi provides enhancements to these services and a “learning” capability.

The API uses streaming RTC (Real-Time-Communication) that transfers information with only milliseconds between steps.  Developers can create their own version of Tywi web conferencing, insert a Tywi UI on their website, or use any of the Tywi API elements in their own applications.  Because Tywi offers so many options, pricing is on usage basis.  In this way, if only one service is used (example:  only text translation), then only that one service is invoiced.  This payment approach is also the least expensive, as well.

Tywi comes with serious quality controls and learning features that increase the accuracy of translation and improve with each use.  Tywi can be used with any other API including Skype, Dragon, and more.   Through Tywi, you can also integrate with other third party software, such as collaboration tools with sharing:  screen, files, camera, and video. Lastly, Tywi’s streaming professional (human) interpretation software can be added to any application, the first of its kind in the world.

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, some train more easily, some are cheaper, and so on.  With the Tywi API, developers can select which speech recognition to use, or include them all for optimal success with a global application.

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 at large.  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.

The text passes through professional dictionaries and personal dictionaries for best localization results. Whether the text comes from a website, chat text, or from speech recognition (above), 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, and some have existing special dictionaries.  All are real-time.

Tywi adds another vital layer of personal and professional dictionaries that can be easily tailored for specific corporations and subject matter.   Moreover, Translate Your World retains top professional translators around the world who can whip together targeted personal dictionaries for any customer.   Coming soon:  The innovative Tywi Context Engine will become available to increase the power of Tywi to control the translation AI (artificial intelligence) by helping translation engines to differentiate between double meanings.  Example:  “coat” can be a jacket or a layer like a “coat of paint”, and each has a different translation.  Also, the Tywi Context Engine assures that the translations have the correct gender (male/female), a feature that is not available with any other service.

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.

 

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 with ease.  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

Simultaneous Interpretation (human)

Send the voice of a professional (human) simultaneous interpreter (e.g. United Nations style) from any laptop or device via Tywi, and distribute the voice to hundreds or thousands. 

Functions for on-line webinars and on-site large conference facilities.  In-room sound can be distributed to hundreds of people using hannel earphones or can be broadcast on local LAN at zero cost to the audience or event organizer.  Webinar sound is a popup that appears in any web conferencing software at a click on a URL in the chat field.

Notes

Translate Your World supports developers with certain code and suggestions to ease integration and achieve best results.  Use theContact Us page to request Tywi API-SDK code and documentation.   Note that the entire system is real-time including the audio translation, and that the results are intended for real-time play. For archived or re-played audio, a separate approach is used.  For best voice processing results, the speech audio for recognition and translation should be as pure as possible, without background noise, music, static, or other interference.  The Tywi API-SDK includes optional microphone audio handling with improved characteristics.