After much more time than I expected, finally I have finished the main steps to call an OpenNMT server in a more “user friendly” way. The idea was to create a web page in order to paste some text and click “Translate” or use a command line program to translate a text file from a “normal” computer (aka Windows).
I have developed a VS C# Windows solution: OpenNMTClient with 2 clients (an aspx web page (OpenNMTWebClient) and console program (OpenNTMConsoleClient) that have a shared code in order to call an OpenNMT REST API server. The code uses Visual Studio out of the box features (only .NET is needed).
a) First I would recommend you to review some sort of general info in http://www.mknals.com/04_3_OpenNMTClient.html
b) I have setup a live demo in http://22.214.171.124/OpenNMTWebClient/ONMTSimpleRESTWebClient.aspx
This live demo uses Catalan -> Spanish model created with a corpus from the legal board of the catalan government. But if you have your own server you can use (you should provide a internet hostname/address in the web page). If you provide one, the server should be started with
th tools/rest_translation_server.lua -host your.host.com -port nnn -case_feature true \ [-joiner_annotate true -joiner ￭ -mode aggressive -replace_unk -segment_numbers] \ -model /your/model.t7 [-gpuid 1]
(The code expects a case feature mode in the target side. Tokenization, if any, on the server side).
You can play (with care ) with the web page.
c) The source code is in git hub if you want to play more https://github.com/miguelknals/OpenNMTClient
Any comments will be appreciate it.
have a nice day