Integrate Machine Translation Service into ADONIS NP#
Integrate a machine translation (MT) service into ADONIS NP to allow web client users to auto-translate models and objects. All MT services are web-based. Therefore, the machine running the ADONIS NP web application must be able to connect to the Internet.
Currently, ADONIS NP supports integration of Microsoft Translator out of the box. If you want to integrate a different MT service into ADONIS NP, please do not hesitate to contact your ADONIS NP consultant.
Integrate Microsoft Translator#
A successful integration of Microsoft Translator into ADONIS NP requires the following steps:
Assign Web Module to System Roles
Assign the following web module for all users or for certain system roles in the Administration Toolkit:
- Translation Service Microsoft
How to assign web modules is described in the Administration Manual.
Sign up for Microsoft Translator and get credentials
In order to sign up for Microsoft Translator and get credentials:
Create a Microsoft Azure account (unless you already have one).
Go to http://portal.azure.com and sign in to the Azure portal.
Add a Microsoft Translator API subscription to your Azure account (API type "Translator Text API"). You can subscribe to the free 2,000,000 characters/month level to get started.
Your credentials consist of a key to access the service.
Adapt the Apache Tomcat Web Server
Adapt the settings for the login procedure on the web server side:
- Open the folder “<Tomcat installation>/webapps“ and open the
ADONISNP11_0.warwith a file archiver. Edit the file
adoxx_web.propertieswhich can be found inside. Save the changes afterwards.
The configuration parameters that have to be adapted are listed below:
Enter the key to access the Microsoft Translator service. The key must be encrypted with an encryption tool which can be found in the directory "03 Web Client\03 Tools\02 Password Encryption Tool" on the installation medium.
When using a multi-service subscription key with the Microsoft Translator service, you must include the region:
Enter the subscription region of your multi-service subscription key.
For a list of regions, see the Microsoft Azure documentation.
When using Azure Active Directory (AAD) for authentication, you must include the subdomain:
Enter the subdomain associated with your resource.
If a proxy server is in use, the following additional settings have to be adapted:
Enter the IP address of your proxy server.
Enter the port of your proxy server.
Done! Stop the Apache Tomcat web server and delete the folder “<Tomcat installation>/webapps/ADONISNP11_0“. The machine must be able to connect to the Internet now. Restart the Apache Tomcat web server. You can use Microsoft Translator in the web client now.