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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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 Sponsors AMTA 2014

      Microsoft is proud to be a major sponsor of AMTA 2014. The conference, held from October 22-26 in Vancouver, BC, is a great opportunity to hear about the most current developments and trends in Machine Translation (aka Automatic Translation) and to meet and share your ideas with people deeply involved in and…

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Multilingual App Toolkit 3.1 Launched – Localize Your App, Extend Your Reach

Today, the Multilingual App Toolkit (MAT) team announced the release of MAT 3.1. The Multilingual App Toolkit integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio to provide Windows Store apps and Windows Phone apps with translation support powered, translation file management, and editor tools powered by Microsoft Translator. This release provides several key fixes as well as new…

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Unveiling Breakthroughs in Real-Time Translation with Skype Translator

Earlier this evening Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., in  talk during the Code Conference, unveiled an early look at the Skype Translator app. This app represents a breakthrough in language translation jointly developed by Microsoft researchers and Skype engineers, bridging geographic and language barriers through the use of real-time speech-to-speech translation. The functionality…

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Bing Translator Plugin for WordPress Enables Webmasters and Developers to Localize Site Content

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. has released a new Bing Translator plugin that lets you apply the power of Bing Translator to any WordPress site running version 3.8 or later. Using the plugin, visitors can translate a site into any of the 40+ supported languages in one click without leaving the page once this light-weight, cross-browser…

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Celebrating International Mother Language Day with the Launch of Welsh & New Features

Today Microsoft celebrates International Mother Language Day (IMLD) alongside UNESCO, with the goal to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism across the world.   Advancements in technology to support and preserve languages create greater awareness of the linguistic and cultural traditions celebrated throughout the world, which in turn promote understanding, tolerance and dialogue. Helping to enable business,…

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Say ‘Hello World!’ Announcing Speech Input for the Bing Translator app for Windows

Say ‘Hello World!’ in multiple languages with the new speech-to-speech feature for the Bing Translator app for Windows. The most recent update for the Translator app for Windows now delivers the same speech-to-speech functionality that Bing Translator app for Windows Phone 8 users already love. Now users can leverage the power of speech-to-speech translations from any…

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From Tweet to Translate: Microsoft’s translation service powers new translation feature in Twitter for Windows Phone

Over the last few months, we shared with you two innovative translation experiences that we developed for the Windows platform – Bing Translator for Windows Phone and for Windows 8. These apps utilize the best technologies from Microsoft Research, Bing and Windows to deliver great travel, communication and information consumption experiences to consumers. Thousands of…

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Announcing Today at BUILD - Bing Translator Control for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Today at BUILD, Microsoft announced the preview of the Bing Translator Control for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Developers can download the control immediately from the newly launched Bing Dev Center. With the Translator control developers get easy access to robust, cloud-based, automatic translation between more than 40 languages. The Translator control gives the Windows…

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