Azure Cognitive Services Translator API

24. October 2017 Level300 0

Sometime you want to translate text fields in your internal database. For example you get a pricelist of your best distributor, but all the descriptions are english and your staff want to read the info in spanish or german. Hey they are able to read english, but for better understanding it is better to translate it.

With Azure Cognitive Services you can acces a great number of ready to use services that can help you in that area. Your can leverage the APIs with in your internal script to compare pictures or translate description as mentioned.

Here is a quick sample of how to use the Azure Text Translator API.

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$lang = 1
$accountKey = "da5b9391b75247b78860cd5ae6558b68"
$uri = "$accountKey"
$token = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $uri -Method Post
$header = @{Authorization = "Bearer "+$token}

$text = Read-Host "Was willst Du übersetzten: "

if ($lang -eq 1) { 
$query = "?text=" + [System.Web.HttpUtility]::UrlEncode($text) + "&from=de&to=en&contentType=text/plain" } else { $query = "?text=" + [System.Web.HttpUtility]::UrlEncode($text) + "&from=en&to=de&contentType=text/plain" }
$uri = "" + $query
$ret = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $uri -Method Get -Headers $header

write-host $ret.string.'#text' -ForegroundColor Red


The output will be like that:



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For more information go tot he MSDN Blog Post!


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