Give your customers fine-tuned translations with the Microsoft Translator Hub API

You can now use the dictionary feature of the Microsoft Translator Hub API to give your customers fine-tuned translations, rather than the default translations generated by the Microsoft Translator Text API. Using this feature, you can edit any content translated by Microsoft Translator, and then redeploy the new, fine-tuned translations to your customers. To use…

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VIDEO: Microsoft Translator Facilitates Multilingual Conversations in the Classroom

In July 2017, a group of Chinese students visiting the University of Washington stopped by the Microsoft AI and Research offices to learn about Microsoft Translator’s speech translation technology – specifically the Translator live feature and Presentation Translator for PowerPoint. Will Lewis – Principal Technical Program Manager for Microsoft Translator, and former professor at the…

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Translate Emails into 60+ Languages with One Tap on Android Devices

In February 2017, we announced the launch of Translator for Outlook on Windows, iOS, and the web – an add-in that instantly translates emails directly in Outlook with one click. This same translation feature is now available on Android devices for users with an Outlook.com or Office 365 email address. Android users can now translate…

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Presentation Translator Helps with Classroom Learning Through Live Captioning

On May 9th, 2017, Microsoft Research hosted talks given at the Redmond campus, titled “Access and Understanding in the Classroom: How Deaf Children Learn (or not)”. This video contains snippets of those talks with live captioning using Presentation Translator, a Microsoft Garage project – demonstrating how the live feature provides accessible content for people who…

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Presentation Translator, a Microsoft Garage project, Translates and Subtitles Live Presentations

Today, Microsoft Translator launches Presentation Translator, a Microsoft Garage project. This PowerPoint add-in translates and subtitles live presentations, displaying subtitles directly on a presentation in any one of more than 60 supported text languages. In addition to translated subtitles, audience members in the room can follow along with the presentation in their chosen language using…

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Dictate, a Microsoft Garage project, uses Microsoft Translator technology

Yesterday, the Garage launched a new project: Dictate – a Microsoft Office add-in that transcribes speech to text using Microsoft Translator’s speech translation technology.   Key features: • Highly accurate speech to text transcription • Supports 29 spoken languages • Real-time translation to 60 languages • Commands like “new line”, “stop dictation” and “enter” to…

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Presentation Translator, a Microsoft Garage project, Demonstrated at Build Conference

  At Microsoft Build 2017 today, Harry Shum, Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s AI and Research Group, demonstrated Presentation Translator, a Microsoft Garage project. Presentation Translator is an add-in for PowerPoint that translates and subtitles live presentations. As a presenter speaks, the add-in displays subtitles directly on a PowerPoint presentation in any one of more…

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Marlee Matlin Tests the Microsoft Translator Live Feature for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Actress Marlee Matlin – known for her Oscar-winning performance in Children of a Lesser God and recurring roles on The West Wing, among other performances – visited the Microsoft AI and Research offices in November 2016 to discuss how the Microsoft Translator live feature could assist those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in situations where…

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Microsoft Translator helps eBay’s global customers buy and sell products in 20+ languages

As eBay expanded into more than 190 global markets, they needed to find a way for buyers and sellers to interact in this global, multi-lingual marketplace. eBay chose to implement the Microsoft Translator API, along with the Translator Hub, to create customized translations for their unique retail business. This customized machine translation opened up markets…

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Microsoft Translator Apps Switch all Chinese and Japanese Language translations to Neural Network Technology

Today, Microsoft Translator announces that all translations between Chinese, English, and Japanese in the Microsoft Translator apps (Windows, iOS, Android, and Kindle) and on www.bing.com/translator are now exclusively using neural network (NN) translation technology. It applies to the following text translations: English <-> Chinese Simplified, Traditional, and Cantonese English <-> Japanese Chinese (all) <-> Japanese…

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