Standardized file transfer of complex translation projects via REST API .
Complex translation projects often demand a lot from all those involved: The files have to be transferred to the provider so that it can translate the content. In order to do away with this often time-consuming process, KERN offers its own independently developed REST API (API4client™), which makes the following possible:
Our translation engineers guide the development of a plug-in or middleware so you can connect your system to an API - so manually importing and exporting individual documents is no longer necessary. This saves a significant amount of time. The direct connection of the REST API to portal4client™ makes it possible to exchange files and transfer all relevant project parameters to KERN. In this way, created projects can be automated from the customer system. The processing of an order in the API is based on status, which leads to security in the translation process and serves the status-dependent provision of functions in the API. Once the quality assurance of the translation has been completed and the translation finalized, the finished translation can be retrieved completely automatically from the client system via the REST API.
Depending on the system that is to be connected and its expansion options (e.g. by means of SDK) it is possible to create a plug-in with which basic information about the translation process can be transferred. This includes, for example, project creation triggered in the customer’s system, specifying the desired target languages, or real time transmission of the translation status, cost estimates or overviews of existing projects.
The connection between API4client™ and the customer’s system can actually be made without a plug-in. Therefore the middleware controls when new projects are created and which target languages they are translated into. For any other requirements for the translation process, it is possible to adapt the functions of API4client™ to your needs at any point.
Through using portal4client™, we guarantee a seamless and flexible collaboration that fulfills any needs our customers may have. With its extensive workflow component, integrated translation memory and terminology databases as well as process automation and file processing options, the portal solutions is the optimal basis for efficient translation management. API4client™ ensures direct communication between the client system and portal4client™, enabling an automated information exchange.
To make the connection to the API interface as simple as possible, KERN offers extensive REST API documentation. This lists available endpoints, as well as their correct use and the necessary parameters.