A metal can (can’t it?): Guest Blog

Lee Schwartz is a Computational Linguist on the Microsoft Translator team.  Today’s guest blog is about getting lost in (machine) translation… ———————————————————————————– Recently, a user seemed upset with the translation he received for a metal paint can.  No wonder.  When he translated this into Spanish, he got un metal pintura puede, which means a metal…

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Translation User Experience: Guest Blog

Andrea Jessee is the Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Translator team in charge of the user experience.  Today’s guest blog is how the team thinks about user experience with translation.  Creating a better user experience We have shown the suite of Microsoft Translation services at various shows and tech events. The number one question…

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