The Microsoft Translator web service powers many translation scenarios, helping businesses and content owners attract a worldwide audience to their sites. Microsoft Translator technology brings the power of instant translations to many different experiences, helping break down the language barriers for users, developers, webmasters, translators and businesses.
The goal is to create the simplest, most intuitively integrated and useful translation services available — while making ongoing improvements to translation quality.
Based on over a decade of Natural Language work at Microsoft Research and big data models from Bing, and a partner centric philosophy — Microsoft Translator is well suited for a variety of uses. Check out the growing collection of solutions and services powered by Microsoft Translator.
The flexible Microsoft Translator API puts the power of a world class machine translation system in your hands. Designed to enable a variety of scenarios, it is available in a number of developer friendly protocols. Windows Azure Marketplace gives you a convenient way to sign up for the Microsoft Translator API. The set of offers includes an option for FREE use of the API, all the way up to high volume usage.
Microsoft Translator Hub is a custom translation portal and web service that empowers businesses and communities to build, train, and deploy customized automatic language translation systems—bringing better and specialized translation quality to established languages, as well as languages that are not yet supported by major translation providers.
Microsoft Translator Hub enables the development of custom language translation between virtually any pair of languages via cloud and web services. Microsoft Translator Hub opens the door to a broader number of languages, reducing the barriers to translation by empowering communities and businesses to create, improve, and deploy custom translation systems.
Microsoft Translator technology powers a number of end user focused scenarios, some of which you might have already used, including instant translations via our user focused Bing Translator portal and within Bing search. Bing Translator translates text and web pages between any of the supported languages, automatically detecting the language when needed.
Say hello to the most innovative mobile translation app, only available for Windows Phone. With the Translator App for Windows Phone you can now translate printed language by simply pointing the camera, even when offline. From street signs and posters to transit schedules and restaurant menus translating is now a snap. Well, easier than a snap — all you do is point and scan.
You can translate your Microsoft Office documents with Microsoft Translator — right within Office! You can translate words, phrases, or even your entire document, through the Research task pane. We blogged about setting this up manually for Office 2007 or Office 2003 previously — now it's really easy!
Instantly internationalize your Windows 8 apps with Visual Studio 11 and Microsoft Translator. This extension for Visual Studio 2012 RC helps you localize your Metro style app with translation support, translation file management, and editor tools. Download the Multilingual app toolkit.
With the Translation Accelerator already in your Internet Explorer browser you can instantly translate text on any web page without leaving the page. You can also translate the whole page using the unique Bi-lingual viewer. Learn more on our blog.
Try out the newest language-features and tools from Microsoft Research, before they are released to the world. Voice your opinion and help shape the future of Microsoft Translator.
Universal Text Input: Universal Text Input allows you to input any language using only the Roman characters. Use it here or on any website.
Translator Bookmarklet: Translate any page with the simple click of a bookmark. Translation happens in place without leaving the page with this light-weight, cross-browser plugin.
Contextual Thesaurus: Translate from English to English to explore alternate ways of expressing the same idea.
Additional language tools from Microsoft:
Powerful English-Chinese learning tool with massive vocabulary, fresh sample sentences, and authentic pronunciation.
Maren allows you to convert Romanized Arabic text to Arabic script in most Windows applications and websites.