Accesses the Google Natural Language and Google Cloud Translation API for text analysis, such as language and sentiment detection.

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Typical Uses

  • Submit text to Google Natural Language to detect text sentiments
  • Submit text to Google Cloud Translation to detect languages

How does it work?

The GoogleLanguageConnector uses your Google Cloud account credentials to access Google’s Natural Language and Cloud Translation services.

It will submit text to the respective services, and return features with attributes about that text. Each input text may result in several output features.

For more information, see Google’s documentation:

Natural Language



Input Ports

Output Ports


Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.

Dialog Options - Tables

Transformers with table-style parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.


Processing Behavior


Feature Holding


Dependencies Google Cloud Account with access to the Cloud Natural Language and Cloud Translation APIs
History Released FME 2019.2

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