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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Reminder: Move Translator API subscriptions from DataMarket to Azure before April 30, 2017.

Please move your DataMarket Microsoft Translator API subscriptions and CTF translations to the Azure portal before April 30, 2017, to avoid service disruption. Service access to Microsoft Translator in DataMarket ends on April 30, 2017. To avoid service disruption, Microsoft Translator, part of the Microsoft Cognitive Services collection of APIs, is now available in the Azure…

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Japanese becomes the 10th speech translation language supported by Microsoft Translator

Today, Microsoft Translator announces the availability of its 10th speech translation language: Japanese. This new language is now available across all Microsoft Translator supported technologies and products along with the already released nine other speech translation languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Microsoft Translator is the first end-to-end speech translation…

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Translator for Outlook add-in now available for MAC

In February, the Office Global Service & Experiences (GSX) team released the Translator for Outlook add-in, showcasing the launch of Outlook Mobile add-ins. While this was developed, and released outside the normal feature process, given the enthusiastic response from early users, the team wanted to share the announcement more broadly to the Outlook for Windows,…

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Microsoft announces Bangla, the latest language supported by Microsoft Translator.

With this new text translation language available, locals and travelers can communicate from and to Bangla throughout Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and around the globe by using the Microsoft Translator apps on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS).  Businesses can also easily integrate the Translator text API in their business processes such as…

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Korean Becomes Microsoft Translator’s 11th Neural Network Translation Language

  Last year Microsoft announced the release of its Neural Network based translation system for 10 languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Today, Korean is being added to the list. Neural Network translation uses the full context of a sentence to translate words based not only on a few…

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Microsoft Translator publicly releases speech translation corpus

Christian Federmann, senior program manager As part of an ongoing effort within Microsoft to improve the accuracy of artificial intelligence (AI) systems, Microsoft Translator is publicly releasing a set of data that includes multiple conversations between bilingual speakers who are speaking French, German and English. This corpus, which was produced by Microsoft using bilingual speakers,…

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Translate all your email, on any device, with the new Translator add-in for Outlook

The new Translator for Outlook add-in goes together like chips and dip! It allows users to easily, quickly and securely translate emails from any of the 60+ supported Microsoft Translator languages straight from your favorite email tool: Outlook. Whether you’re on Outlook in Windows, iOS or on the web (Android to come soon! Stay tuned!), and…

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Communications Startup, Layer, Uses the Translator Text API to Connect World Leaders

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, the messaging startup Layer provided tools as part of the Forum’s app to allow world leaders to communicate across the language barrier. The app allowed 3,000 leaders from 100 different countries to send messages in their own native language — and the receiver to instantly…

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Microsoft Translator introduces the world’s first personal universal translator

  The personal universal translator has long been a dream of science fiction, but today that dream becomes a reality: Microsoft Translator now translates in-person conversations in real time with up to 100 speakers using their own smartphone, tablet, or PC. This new feature allows people to communicate in different languages face to face using…

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