Microsoft Translator launches Levantine Arabic as a new speech translation language

Microsoft Translator has released Levantine, an Arabic dialect spoken in countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria, as its latest AI-powered speech translation language. It will help businesses, educators, travelers, and non-profits communicate across the language barrier with Levantine speakers during meetings, presentations, and Skype calls.   credit: Photo of Beit ed-Dine in Lebanon by…

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Onslow County Schools in North Carolina uses Microsoft Translator for student success and parent-teacher communication

Did you know that Microsoft Translator can be used in schools to help students who are English Language Learners pass their final exams and facilitate communication between parents and teachers? Read all about how the Microsoft Translator live feature breaks language barriers and provides translation capabilities for diverse populations. Microsoft for Education blog

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Microsoft Translator adds Icelandic as a supported language

Microsoft Translator is excited to announce the launch of our latest AI-powered text translation language: Icelandic. It is the first publicly available neural machine translation (NMT) system. Building this system  was a significant technical challenge for the research team due to the limited amount of available training data. To achieve the required translation quality, the team…

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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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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 Celebrates International Translation Day

Promoted by the International Federation of Translators since 1953, the goal of International Translation Day has been to celebrate the worldwide translation community that is becoming increasingly essential in the era of progressing globalization. Microsoft celebrates International Translation Day (September 30, 2014) with a look back at what has proven to be a year of exciting announcements from Microsoft…

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Quicker and Cheaper Localization with the Multilingual App Toolkit

Want to make your app available to a worldwide audience? Don’t want to spend a lot of money and time doing it? In this new video from Channel 9’s CodeChat, Jeremy Foster discusses the Multilingual App Toolkit (MAT) with Cameron Lerum and Jan Nelson from the MAT team. MAT is a free technology powered by…

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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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