Google Releases Paid Web Translation for Businesses

Google announced last week that they are introducing a paid version of their Google Translate API for businesses and commercial software developers. Jeff Chin, Product Manager at Google said in the release that, “The Google Translate API provides a programmatic interface to access Google’s latest machine translation technology” allowing translation support between 50+ languages.

Translation costs will run at $20/million characters, or about $0.05/page assuming 500 words/page.

Free use of the Google Translate Research API will remain for academic users.

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