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Google has announced that its neural machine translation system is now generally available via the Google Cloud Translation API. The company also announced that neural machine translation now supports seven new languages including English to and from Russian, Polish, Hebrew, and Arabic.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, Language, and Voice. Also recently added to the directory are several SDKs for the QuantiModo quantified self platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
SoundHound's Hound app allows users to ask complex questions and get an accurate answer really fast. The app combines voice recognition and language understanding functionality to achieve this. The Houndify API allows developers to integrate it in to their own apps and hardware creations.
Dart 1.9 has been released with new features. It also comes with the news that the Dart team has abandoned plans to integrate Dart VM into Google Chrome browser.
Translation Cloud has launched the Translation Cloud API that allows developers to integrate the crowdsourced translation platform into their applications.
A growing number of companies are using NLP (Natural Language Processing) to analyze and enrich their data. NLP helps companies take their data and begin to understand and monetize it. This article looks at leading Natural Language Processing providers that offer API integration.
Today, Heroku makes a huge announcement around its support for PHP. PHP is currently one of the most popular languages driving the web. Although PHP drives the likes of some of the webs giants (e.g. Facebook, Etsy, etc.), PHP has traditionally lacked some qualities (e.g. runtime, management, infrastructure elements) that peers like Ruby on Rails, Python with Django, and Node have delivered for quite some time. On April 30, at Facebook's F8, a new PHP is announced with full Heroku support. On the evening of the announcement, ProgrammableWeb caught up with Heroku's Adam Gross.