IBM releases app translation services

IBM logoBig Blue said it has made available a beta version of a service that will translate apps to be translated in nine other languages than English.

IBM Globalisation Pipeline uses English as its core language but will translate apps into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and Korean.

The Pipeline doesn’t mess with the code but is used to automate text seen by people using the apps.

The machine translation also is editable by human beings to maintain consistency and quality, supports a number of app source file formats, and open source software development kits.

Bluemix is IBM’s one billion dollar cloud foundry, launched last year, and now includes over 120 tools and services, the company said.