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Azure AI Custom Translator Neural Dictionary: Delivering Higher Terminology Translation Quality 

Today, we are super excited to announce the release of neural dictionary, a significant translation quality improvement to our platform. In this blog post, we will explore the neural dictionary feature. Introduction   Neural dictionary is an extension to our dynamic dictionary and phrase dictionary features in Azure AI Translator. Both allow our users to customize the translation output by providing their….

Custom Translator Direct Model Customization

Custom Translator has been a key translation enabler capability in Azure AI Translator for almost a decade, with customers across industries such as transportation, healthcare and financial services using it to develop custom translator models. Custom Translator launched the Neural Machine Translation (NMT) back in 2016 and has made it available through the Microsoft Translator Text REST API ever since,….

Microsoft Custom Translator Platform Upgrade: Delivering Higher Custom Translation Quality

As businesses increasingly look to expand their global reach, the demand for high-quality, accurate translations has never been higher. At Microsoft, we’re committed to providing the most powerful and effective translation tools available, and we’re excited to announce the latest upgrade to our Custom Translator platform. In recent years, Custom Translator was upgraded to state-of-the-art Transformer architecture as part of….

Translator announcements in Microsoft Build 2023

Seattle—May 23, 2023—Today during Microsoft Build 2023 we are happy to announce several tools and solutions for you to adopt Translator service with ease. Announcing Document Translation feature in Language Studio, a ready-to-use consumption experience to translate documents in batches. Enterprise can adopt this solution across their organization by simply authorizing specific employees or employee groups to use the translator’s….

Introducing Lower Sorbian

Microsoft Translator now supports 129 languages  Today, we are introducing a new language to the ever-growing list of Translator languages – welcome Lower Sorbian!  Adding Lower Sorbian to Translator was made possible by the Sorbian language community, in particular the Foundation for the Sorbian People, the Sorbian Institute and the Witaj Language Centre  which donated data to create the new language system, following up….

Announcing four new languages: Konkani, Maithili, Sindhi and Sinhala 

Microsoft Translator now supports a total of 16 Indian languages  Today, we are delighted to announce that we have added three new Indian languages to Microsoft Translator – Konkani, Maithili, and Sindhi. Along with this, we are also adding support for Sinhala, the official language of Sri Lanka. With this latest release, Microsoft is further democratizing access to information in….

Document Translation now available in the Language Studio

We are excited to announce the release of a new UI feature to translate documents in language studio without writing a single line of code. Enterprises can deploy this solution across their organization, enabling employees to translate documents on demand. The feature is powered by Azure Cognitive Services (ACS) Translator document translation API, which can translate documents in variety of….

Introducing 13 New African Languages

Microsoft Translator increases number of supported languages to 124! Today, we are excited to announce that we have added 13 new African languages to Microsoft Translator! Following last year’s release of Somali and Zulu, this release highlights our continued efforts of empowering African language communities to achieve more. Microsoft Translator now supports: chiShona (7 million speakers) Hausa (72 million speakers)….

Bing’s gendered translations tackle bias in translation

We’re excited to announce that, as of today, masculine and feminine alternative translations are available for when translating from English to Spanish, French, or Italian. You can try out this new feature in both Bing Search and Bing Translator verticals. Over the last few years, the field of Machine Translation (MT) has been revolutionized by the advent of transformer models,….

Introducing the redesigned Microsoft Translator app for iOS

We are excited to announce the redesign of the Microsoft Translator app for iOS devices. Microsoft Translator is here to help you and connect with people from around the globe – whether you are travelling and or navigating unfamiliar streets. We have worked hard to design a user-friendly, accessible and intuitive interface and upgraded it with advanced AI technologies. Discover….

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