Lionbridge Releases the First Translation API for All Content Types and Translation Levels

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July 17, 2014


Enables Software Providers to Easily Integrate Translation with any Web Content Management, Marketing Automation or eCommerce Platform; Simplifies Translation for Developers and Enterprises


WALTHAM, Mass., July 17, 2014 — Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX), today announced the general availability of the Lionbridge onDemand™ API.  The onDemand API is the first translation API that provides support for a broad range of translation options, cost levels and content types.  This enables technology platforms to write to a single API from the market leader in translation, rather than managing separate integrations and custom development with numerous providers.


The onDemand API is the first translation API to provide full support for the most common translation quality levels: specialist translation, professional translation, crowd translation, machine translation with human post edit and machine translation.  The API also supports the broadest range of content types including text, documents, videos, emails, graphics, web apps, mobile apps and more.


Software firms are looking to make translation a native capability within their platforms, but until now it has been costly and risky to write to multiple APIs to provide their clients with all of the desired translation options,” said Marc Osofsky, Chief Marketing Officer, Lionbridge.  “By enabling technology platforms to write to a single API from one provider, we’ve greatly reduced the burden for technology platform companies and their enterprise clients.”


Unlike current translation APIs that offer a single translation quality option and limited content type support, the Lionbridge onDemand API is the first translation API that meets the top selection criteria for integration:

  • Seamless – Enables an intuitive user experience to translate content from within any source content system, including Web Content Management, marketing automation, eCommerce, CRM and product lifecycle platforms.
  • Robust – Supports over two dozen content types across all translation quality levels and price points, including machine translation, machine translation with post edit, crowd based translation and professional translation.
  • Stable – Provided by the world’s largest language services company with proven reliability, stability and professionalism.


The Lionbridge onDemand API is now available.

“As the largest Language Service Provider and a Forbes Top 100 Trusted Company, Lionbridge is the natural provider of the first complete solution for integrated translation services,” said Rory Cowan, CEO of Lionbridge. “APIs are changing traditional software and service models by enabling seamless ‘Web to Web’ connections between disparate content systems.  By providing the industry’s first complete translation API we are enabling our clients and software partners to finally meet user expectations for accessing global content seamlessly any time, any platform any geography.”


About Lionbridge
Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide.  Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle.  Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 26 countries. To learn more, visit

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