How to use Adaptive MT

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KantanMT's Adaptive functionality allows users to instantly update the KantanTotalRecall database (i.e., the TM) of their engines.

There are two ways to update an engine’s TM: with user-uploaded adaptive files or via API request. Both methods are instant ways to adapt your MT engine without the need of rebuilding it. The next time you rebuild an engine that has been adapted, the adapted segments will be automatically used for training.

 

Adapting an engine with user-uploaded files

Users can upload adaptive files in XLSX format directly to an engine using the KantanMT website application.

These files contain translation units where the source segments are in the first column of the spreadsheet and the target segments are in the second column.

The adaptive files must be named as any of the following three file names to be recognised as such: adaptive.xlsx, adaptivemt.xlsx or kantanisr.xlsx. Only these file names will be accepted.

 

To upload adaptive files:

  1. Log into your KantanMT account.
  2. Navigate to the KantanMT Dashboard.
  3. Select the engine you wish to adapt.
  4. Browse to the Training tab.
  5. Click the button “♻ Adapt”.
  6. Drag and drop your adaptive file onto the pop-up window.

 

Adapting an engine via API request

The KantanMT API allows users to adapt engines on the fly. By using the Adapt API request or by using the adapt functionality within compatible connectors, post-edited translations can be sent to KantanMT to adapt the relevant engines.

The adapted segments are compiled into a cached file on the engine. The next time the engine is retrained, the cache is used as training data and then cleared thus incorporating the adapted segments into the model of the engine.

To manually clear the cache:

  1. Log into your KantanMT account.
  2. Navigate to the KantanMT Dashboard.
  3. Select the engine you wish to clear the adaptive cache for.
  4. Browse to the Training tab.
  5. Click the button “♻ Adapt”.
  6. Click the Clear Cache button.

To download the cache:

  1. Log into your KantanMT account.
  2. Navigate to the KantanMT Dashboard.
  3. Select the engine you wish to clear the adaptive cache for.
  4. Browse to the Training tab.
  5. Click the button “♻ Adapt”.
  6. Click the Download Cache button.

 

If you encounter any problem or need help, please contact us at support@kantanmt.com.

 

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