In this post you will learn what is Machine translation service application, how to create and configure this service using central administration screen.
This service application is one of new service application introduced in SharePoint 2013. The basic purpose of this service application is to translate the files and sites.
While performing the translation this Service application transfers the request to cloud-hosted machine translation service, where the translation happens.
How many ways we can perform this? There are basically two ways of doing this translation of files and services.
One synchronously and second asynchronously.
Synchronous translation will be performed by SyncTranslator class. Once you use SyncTranslator it will immediately get added to synchronous queue.
Asynchronous translation can be performed by TranslationJob class.
The above two classes you will use to perform the Machine translation using object model. You can perform translation using CSOM and REST services as well.
You can configure the same using powershell as well. This we will see in coming posts.
There few perquisites you need to complete below creation and configuration of his service application. Those are
Click on Manage Service applications under Service Applications from Application management section of the central admin.
Please see the below figure: Manage-Service-Applications.
Check the checkbox for the "Add this service application's proxy to the farm's default proxy list".
Enter the Database server, Database name and authentication details, here I am using Machine_Translation_service_Application_Database. Try to follow these type of conventions while creating the database names, it will help SQL DBS do a world of good while maintains the applications.
Now go to Manage Service applications and verify that the service has been created there.
To start the service click on "manage services in this farm” under system setting , Then select the respective server you want to start the service.
Click on start button against the "Machine Translation service".
You have successfully created the "Machine Translation service application".
Now the next activity is to configure the Machine Translation service application, so let’s go configure. Yeah.
To configure click on the "Manage Translation Service Application" from the list of service applications.
On the Machine Translation Service page make sure you have configured below settings:
I am specifying all the settings below, all these settings are default settings which are suggested by the system. Unless until you require any thing need to be changed then do it otherwise go with the below default settings.
Figure: Machine Translation service settings-1.
In this section leave all boxes checked. If you uncheck all the check boxes for any file name extensions will disable those files.
Please see the Figure: Machine Translation service settings-1.
Please see the Figure: Machine Translation service settings-2 for below mentioned settings.
Translation Processes section, use the default of 1.
Translation Throughput section, do the following:
In this section specify below default settings:
Figure: Machine Translation service settings-2
Please see the Figure: Machine Translation service settings-3 for below mentioned settings.
Figure: Machine Translation service settings-3
Finally Click ok.
Congratulations you have successfully created and configured the "Machine Translation service Application".
Please check the below reference for more information.
In this post you have learned what is Machine Translation service Application in SharePoint 2013 and what are prerequisites to create and configure the same and completed the configuration of the service.
Devendra Velegandla is a four-time recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2014-2017) for Office Servers and Services MVP and SharePoint Server. He received the MCC award for his contributions in Microsoft MSDN/TechNet forums. He loves sharing articles, videos, and tutorial on SharePoint and Office 365.