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Foursquare Uses Microsoft Translator to Translate User-Generated Tips and Reviews

When you’re travelling abroad, sometimes it can be tough to figure out the best places to get a bite to eat, grab a cup of coffee, or go out for a night on the town. Even if you have read reviews online, when you end up getting there it may be missing that certain je ne sais quoi you were….

Translated Conversations are More Natural than Ever

Whether you’re in a taxicab, a restaurant, or just trying to ask for directions on the street, communicating with someone speaking another language is not always easy, natural or quick. That’s why the Microsoft Translator app is now offering the new conversation feature in both its Android and Apple versions. With this feature, we are offering a more natural way….

Skype Translator Welcomes Brazilian Portuguese

Starting today, Skype Translator adds Brazilian Portuguese to its list of languages for speech-to-speech translation. You can now connect with people across the world using Skype to translate your conversations from or to Portuguese from any of the other supported languages — Chinese Mandarin, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. You can also IM in 50+ languages supported by Microsoft….

U.S. Army Europe Automates Database Translation with Microsoft Translator

U.S. Army Europe, headquartered in Germany, is tasked with the mission of training, equipping, deploying, and providing command and control of troops to enhance transatlantic security. To support that mission, it employs many local nationals for civilian jobs such as landscaping, food services, and maintenance. Most of the applicants for these jobs come from surrounding European countries, and they apply….

Use Automatic Translation to Increase your Global Readiness

Automatic translation, also known as machine translation, has become commonplace for end users, popping up on the web on sites like and within apps like Microsoft Translator and Skype Translator. Automatic translation is not limited to consumer focused specialty apps and websites, however. It is now used more and more by businesses worldwide in all types of industries and….

Build Your Own Translation App with Help from Translator on GitHub

Do you want to add automatic translation to your app but don’t know exactly how to get started? No problem, we’ve got you covered. We have plenty of examples of using the Microsoft Translator API in various coding languages available on GitHub. Pair that with our API documentation on MSDN and our customer support forums, and you’ve got everything you….

Introducing Translator for Windows 10

We are pleased to announce the availability of our new Translator app for Window 10. In addition to the features you were familiar with in the previous versions of the app for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 such as text, voice and picture translation, Chinese translations to Pinyin, text-to-speech for translations, as well as support for offline translations with….

Learn to Customize and Edit Machine Translation at MT Summit XV

AMTA’s international machine translation conference, MT Summit XV, kicks off next Friday, October 30 in Miami, Florida. The conference brings together researchers, developers, and users of machine translation (also known as automatic translation) technologies in industry and government. The schedule includes keynote speeches by experts in the field of machine translation, panel discussions, and presentations of submitted and invited papers….

Introducing Kiswahili for Microsoft Translator

Today, Microsoft Translator launches Kiswahili (also known as Swahili) text translation, the first African language to be supported by the automatic translation service. The new language will be available throughout Microsoft Translator’s ecosystem of supported products* to empower individuals and organizations through quick and cost-effective translation. Kiswahili is spoken by up to 150 million people throughout eastern Africa including Tanzania,….

Social BI Guest Blog – Buzzlogix: The Future of Business Engagement on Social Media

The following is a guest post by Buzzlogix, creators of a social media management, monitoring, and engagement platform. Buzzlogix has multiplied the capabilities of its social BI analysis tools by integrating the Microsoft Translator API into its platform; it is able to automatically convert foreign language posts into a single language for analysis. It’s near impossible to keep up with….

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