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Amazon Translate announces profanity masking



[Amazon Translate](/translate/) is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, affordable, and customizable language translation. Starting today, you have the ability to mask commonly understood profane terms and prevent them from appearing in your translations. By default, Amazon Translate chooses clean words for your translation output. In cases where profane words appear in the translated output, you can now choose to mask the profane words and phrases with a grawlix string “?$#@$”. This 5-character sequence is used for each profane word or phrase, regardless of the length or number of characters. Profanity masking can be applied to both real-time and asynchronous batch translation jobs in all commercial AWS regions where Amazon Translate is available. To learn more, please read the [Amazon Translate documentation on profanity masking](