API customer text translations no longer logged by Microsoft Translator

Microsoft Translator Text API translations are no longer logged for training purposes to improve the quality of the Translator service. No data sent for translation through the Microsoft Translator Text API will be kept, and no record of the submitted text will be saved in persistent storage in any Microsoft data center.   Previously, Microsoft Translator recorded a small sample (10%) of random, non-sequential, anonymized data coming through the API. This was used for training purposes to improve translation quality. Paid subscribers, subscribing…

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Introducing 6 new text to speech languages

Microsoft Translator adds 6 new languages to the list of text to speech languages, bringing the total number of supported languages to 36. Text to speech audio output allows you to play translated text in its native accent.   As mentioned in the Cognitive Services blog, the languages were added to the Bing Speech API in early February, and are now available in the Translator Text…

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Make your website global with Microsoft Translator

Do you have a website that you want to make accessible to a global audience? Microsoft Translator has several options to make your website available to users worldwide in 60+ supported languages. By integrating Microsoft Translator, you can cost-effectively reach new audiences with your online content. Fully localizing websites, especially beyond the home page, can be cost…

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Learn how Azure’s Custom Speech Service Powers Presentation Translator

On the Azure blog, Xuedong Huang, Technical Fellow at Microsoft’s AI and Research group, explains how Microsoft’s state of the art speech recognition technology is transforming our daily lives. Xuedong calls out Presentation Translator for PowerPoint – an add-in that displays live, translated subtitles as you speak while giving audience members the opportunity to follow…

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Honor View10 Launches New Device with Translator Pre-Installed

Microsoft Translator has partnered with Honor – a sub-brand of Huawei – to bring AI-powered offline neural network translation to a larger market. The new Honor View10 comes with an optimized Microsoft Translator app pre-installed. Similarly to the Huawei Mate 10 series, the Honor View10 also features a Neural-Network Processing Unit (NPU), which allows the…

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Chinook Middle School Uses Microsoft Translator to Foster Multilingual Dialog with Parents

At Chinook Middle School in Bellevue, Washington, Mr. Russell White – Chinook’s principal – uses Microsoft Translator to communicate with parents who speak multiple languages. Using the Translator live feature and the Presentation Translator PowerPoint add-in, he’s able to speak in English while parents follow along on their own device, in their chosen language. Check…

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Microsoft Translator accelerates use of Neural Networks across its offerings

Exactly one year ago, Microsoft Translator made a new AI-powered technology available to everyone: neural machine translation (NMT) . Since then, the team has been working hard to expand the use of NMT to improve translations in the Microsoft Translator Text and Speech APIs, as well as in all of Microsoft Translator’s supported products.   Today,…

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Translate Word Documents into 60+ Languages with Word Translator

Microsoft Office 365 subscribers can now translate Word documents into over 60 languages using Word Translator, an intelligent service made available through the cloud. Whether you want to translate a selection of words within a document, or translate the entire document, Word Translator makes text translation easy with this built-in Office 365 feature.   Features…

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Bringing AI translation to edge devices with Microsoft Translator

In November 2016, Microsoft brought the benefit of AI-powered machine translation, aka Neural Machine Translation (NMT), to developers and end users alike. Last week, Microsoft brought NMT capability to the edge of the cloud by leveraging the NPU, an AI-dedicated processor integrated into the Mate 10, Huawei’s latest flagship phone. The new chip makes AI-powered…

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Microsoft Translator Adds Tamil as a Supported Language

Microsoft Translator is excited to announce the launch of our latest text translation language: Tamil. Tamil is spoken by over 70 million native speakers throughout the Indian subcontinent and around the globe. Whether you’re using the Microsoft Translator apps, add-ins, or API on Azure, the addition of Tamil helps break the language barrier of communication…

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