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Sample Node.js Application for the IBM Language Translator Service

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npm i language-translator-demo

🚀 Language Translator Sample Application

This Node.js app demonstrates some of the Language Translator service features.

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The IBM Watson™ Language Translator service provides an Application Programming Interface (API) that lets you identify the language of text, and then use a custom business domain to translate the text from one supported language to another.
You can translate either by letting the service identify the source language or by selecting a source language and then by selecting a target language, and a business domain. In addition to text translation, you can use the API to translate full documents and preserve the file formatting!

Give it a try! Click the button below to fork into IBM DevOps Services and deploy your own copy of this application on IBM Cloud.


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  1. Sign up for an IBM Cloud account.
  2. Download the IBM Cloud CLI.
  3. Create an instance of the Language Translator service and get your credentials:
    • Go to the Language Translator page in the IBM Cloud Catalog.
    • Log in to your IBM Cloud account.
    • Click Create.
    • Click Show to view the service credentials.
    • Copy the apikey value.
    • Copy the url value.

Configuring the application

  1. In the application folder, copy the .env.example file and create a file called .env

    cp .env.example .env
  2. Open the .env file and add the service credentials that you obtained in the previous step.

    Example .env file that configures the apikey and url for a Language Translator service instance hosted in the US East region:


Running locally

  1. Install the dependencies

    npm install
  2. Run the application

    npm start
  3. View the application in a browser at localhost:3000

Deploying to IBM Cloud as a Cloud Foundry Application

  1. Login to IBM Cloud with the IBM Cloud CLI

    ibmcloud login
  2. Target a Cloud Foundry organization and space.

    ibmcloud target --cf
  3. Edit the manifest.yml file. Change the name field to something unique.
    For example, - name: my-app-name.

  4. Deploy the application

    ibmcloud app push
  5. View the application online at the app URL.
    For example:


This sample code is licensed under Apache 2.0.
Full license text is available in LICENSE.



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