What it can do for your business

IBM® Watson™ Language Translator is a translation API that uses domain-specific models to translate text from one language to another. The service provides translation models for the following domains: news articles and transcripts; conversations and colloquial phrases; and technical and legal terminology. You can also build on the news translation models to create your own custom models.


Supports multiple languages including English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean and Spanish. Pre-built models include Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean and more.


Enables you to customize translations based on your unique terminology and language. Supports three types of customization: forced glossary, parallel phrases and corpus-level.


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This offering meets the following industry and global compliance standards, depending on the edition you choose.

  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 27017
  • ISO 27018

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Available on IBM Cloud

This product is available on IBM Cloud, an open source environment that helps you quickly and easily create, deploy, and manage applications on the cloud.

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