++ed by:
Dylan Doxey

NAME

WWW::Google::Translate - Perl interface for the Google Translate API v2

SYNOPSIS

Use Case 1

  use WWW::Google::Translate;

  my $wgt = WWW::Google::Translate->new(
      {   key            => '<Your API key here>',
          default_source => 'en',   # optional
          default_target => 'ja',   # optional
      }
  );

  my $r = $wgt->translate( { q => 'My hovercraft is full of eels' } );

  for my $trans_rh (@{ $r->{data}->{translations} }) {

      print $trans_rh->{translatedText}, "\n";
  }

Use Case 2

  use WWW::Google::Translate;

  my $wgt = WWW::Google::Translate->new( { key => '<Your API key here>' } );

  my $r = $wgt->translate( \%q );
      {   q           => 'My hovercraft is full of eels',
          source      => 'en',
          target      => 'ja',
          format      => 'text',
          prettyprint => 1,
      }
  );

  for my $trans_rh (@{ $r->{data}->{translations} }) {

      print $trans_rh->{translatedText}, "\n";
  }

Use Case 3

  use WWW::Google::Translate;

  my $wgt = WWW::Google::Translate->new( { key => '<Your API key here>' } );

  my $r = $wgt->translate(
      {   q      => 'My hovercraft is full of eels',
          target => 'ja',
      }
  );

  for my $trans_rh ( @{ $r->{data}->{translations} } ) {

      print 'detected language: ', $trans_rh->{detectedSourceLanguage}, "\n";
      print $trans_rh->{translatedText}, "\n";
  }

Language Detection

  use WWW::Google::Translate;

  my $wgt = WWW::Google::Translate->new( { key => '<Your API key here>' } );

  my $r = $wgt->detect( { q => 'My hovercraft is full of eels' } );

  my $lang = $r->{data}->{detections}->[0]->[0]->{language};

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a convenient interface for using the Google Translate API v2. For complete information about the Google Translate API please visit:

http://code.google.com/apis/language/translate/v2/getting_started.html

Important: Google Translate API v2 is now available as a paid service.

To use this module you must obtain an API key from Google and configure your Google Wallet account to pay for the service. You are subject to the Google TOS requirements.

METHODS

new

The constructor expects a hash ref with the following parameters:

key

Your API key. The key must be configured to be used with the machine you're running your program on.

default_source

This is the source language for any text you'll be submitting with the translate method. This is optional if you would rather supply the 'source' parameter to the translate method.

default_target

This is the target language for any text you'll be submitting with the translate method. This is optional if you would rather supply the 'target' parameter to the translate method.

data_format

This is either 'json' or 'perl'. If you indicate 'json' then you'll get the raw JSON as given by the remote API. Otherwise, the JSON::from_json function is used to transform the result to a perl data structure. Default is 'perl'.

format

Indiate either 'text' or 'html' as the format of the source text. This module will attempt to auto-detect if omitted.

prettyprint

Indicate a boolean for pretty formatted result. Default is true.

timeout

Use this parameter to control the timeout period given to the underlying LWP::UserAgent object. Default is 60 seconds.

agent

Use this to set the user-agent string used by your program when sending HTTP requests to the remote API.

force_post

The API docs state that 5K is the size limit per translate request. However the GET method limits the size to 2K. This module will force a POST type request if the size of your data is more than 2K. However, overvation suggests that your mileage may vary. If you find you're getting 414 Request-URI Too Large errors then you can try setting this option to 1.

cache_results

When a true value is given the results will be cached in a temp file to prevent redundant API calls.

  my $wgt = WWW::Google::Translate->new(
      {   key              => '<Your API key here>',
          default_source   => 'en',
          default_target   => 'ja',
          data_format      => 'perl',
          timeout          => 60,
          agent            => 'Translate Bot',
          force_post       => 0,
          cache_results    => 1,
      }
  );
detect

Use this to auto-detect the language of a given chunk of text. Expects a hash ref with a 'q' paramter. Returns the data structure returned from the remote API.

  my $d_rh        = $wgt->detect( { q => $text } );
  my $language    = $d_rh->{data}->{detections}->[0]->[0]->{language};
  my $is_reliable = $d_rh->{data}->{detections}->[0]->[0]->{isReliable};
  my $confidence  = $d_rh->{data}->{detections}->[0]->[0]->{confidence};

Note: You can get the benefit of auto-detected source language by simply omitting the 'source' and 'default_source' parameters for translate and the contructor.

translate

Use this to translate a given chunk of text. Expects a hash ref with a 'q' paramter. You may also supply 'source' and 'target' parameters. Returns the data structure returned from the remote API.

  my $d_rh = $wgt->translate( { q => $text } );
  $text    = $d_rh->{data}->{translations}->[0]->{translatedText};
  $lang    = $d_rh->{data}->{translations}->[0]->{detectedSourceLanguage};

The 'detectedSourceLanguage' will be included if you omit the 'source' parameter to translate (and also the default_source for the constructor).

SEE ALSO

Google Terms of Service: http://code.google.com/apis/language/translate/v2/terms.html

Google APIs Console: https://code.google.com/apis/console/

AUTHOR

Dylan Doxey, <dylan@cpan.org>

The author of this module is not affiliated with Google. The author of this module assumes no responsibility for activities of the users.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2011 by Dylan Doxey

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.12.4 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.




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