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Using Instant Translate Effectively

Using Instant Translate as part of your Workflow can translate multiple files in parallel to save you from having to do so individually for multiple files. Grouping documents into Instant Translate batches also significantly increases throughput as compared to submitting files for Instant Translate individually. You can submit batches of files directly in the LILT application or through the API.

Behind the scenes

LILT uses GPUs to translate documents for maximum speed. Self-managed customers benefit from the usage of all recognized GPUs in the system. A single batch request may be processed by one or more GPUs, depending on the number of documents and segments in it.

Instant Translate in the LILT application

1. Navigate into the desired Project and open the Documents page.

2. Click the Select all documents button to select all the Project's Document cards.

3. Click Pretranslate, select the option to Use MT for unmatched segments, and click Pretranslate.

Once submitted for Instant Translate, each Document card will display the text Pretranslating along with a spinner icon. Once Pretranslating is complete, the spinner and Pretranslating text will go away, and the Document card progress indicators will show that the document has been translated.

Batch Instant Translate using the API

You can use Instant Translation (powered by LILT's Contextual AI Engine) for one or more files that have been previously uploaded by using the /translate/file endpoint and specifying multiple file IDs as documented here. This option bypasses writing data to our database and is useful for pure Contextual AI workflows. Alternatively, you can use our Pretranslate endpoint here, which is similar to clicking the Pretranslate button in the LILT application.

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