April 6, 2017
The Google Cloud Translation API is no longer taking requests for access to the Premium Edition (Beta). Instead, the premium features of the Google Cloud Translation API have been made generally available in the Standard Edition.
You now have access to the robust translation features available using the Neural Machine Translation (NMT) model. There is no difference in pricing between the standard, Phrase-Based Machine Translation (PBMT) model, and the NMT model.
By default, when you make a translation request to the Google Cloud Translation API, your text is translated using the NMT model. If the NMT model is not supported for the requested language translation pair, or if you explicitly request it, the PBMT model is used.
In order for your request to be translated using the NMT model,
you must send your request to the current Translation API endpoint:
https://www.googleapis.com/language/translate/v2 endpoint does not support
the NMT model.
NMT models are computationally intensive and may take more time to translate your query as compared to the same query translated using the PBMT model. If your application is latency sensitive, we recommend that you try both models to determine which best fits your needs for response time.
query parameter has been added to the
method. You can use the
base to use the PBMT model, and
nmt to use the
If you do not specify a
model parameter for your request, then
nmt is used.
If you specify the
nmt model, and the requested language
translation pair is not supported for the NMT model, then the request is
translated using the
November 15, 2016
Changed API endpoint from
API endpoint of
www.googleapis.com will continue to work, but
migrate code to
translation.googleapis.com to take advantage of the