Personally, I wouldn't recommend automatic translations, since they're very
prone to errors.

However, as a French/English speaker, I'd suggest Reverso ( I haven't used their
API, but it's an excellent service. Its translation engine is the best I've

What sort of fields are you translating?
On 27 Feb 2015 09:29, "Eileen Pinto" <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been tasked with massaging a large batch of French-language MARC
> records from a vendor.  Aside from the usual MARC field
> manipulation/cleanup we usually do with perl, I've been asked to run the
> 520 field through a translation routine/API, etc. to convert (possibly
> crudely) from French to English.  I thought that Babelfish or
> might be
> options, but Babelfish appears to be dead, and when I clicked to get the
> required key for the yandex API, the link led to a dead end.
> Is anyone incorporating POST queries or other methods to translate fields
> in MARC records?  I'd appreciate any leads or pointers.
> Thanks in advance,
> Eileen Pinto
> Library Systems Office
> University of California, Berkeley
> Berkeley, CA  94720-6000

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