Microsoft Translator Blog

Statistical Machine Translation – Guest Blog (Updated with additional paper)

Will Lewis is a program manager on the Microsoft Translator team, working on language quality and data acquisition.  Today’s guest blog is a high level explanation of how the engine works:   As many of you know, under the hood Microsoft Translator is powered by a Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) engine.  Statistical systems are different than rule-based ones in that the….

Office 2003 setup instructions (updated)

Update: Check out the new installer you can download to make this really easy!    Following up on last week’s post on the integration of translation into Office, here are the instructions to set it up in Office 2003, for our users who do not have Office 2007.  1) Open the task pane First bring up the task pane by selecting “Task….

Office document translation (updated)

Update: Check out the new installer you can download to make this really easy!     Windows Live Translator is now integrated into Office!  One of the top features that our users ask for is simple integration of translation into Office, to translate a document quickly.  The feature is really easy to use, and you can translate a block of text or an….