Microsoft Translator Blog

The Translator Web Widget will be retired soon

The Translator Web Widget will be retired on July 31, 2019. Beginning July 31st, the widget will no longer translate your webpages. There are several ways you can continue to use Microsoft Translator’s advanced neural machine translation to translate your websites. Web Translator: The quickest and simplest way to add translations to your site is using the free Microsoft Translator….

Neural Machine Translation Enabling Human Parity Innovations In the Cloud

In March 2018 we announced (Hassan et al. 2018) a breakthrough result where we showed for the first time a Machine Translation system that could perform as well as human translators (in a specific scenario – Chinese-English news translation). This was an exciting breakthrough in Machine Translation research, but the system we built for this project was a complex, heavyweight research system, incorporating multiple cutting-edge techniques. While we….

Translator Text API version 2 will continue to be available alongside version 3

In recent weeks, we have received strong feedback from our customers about the scheduled retirement of version 2 of the Text Translator API. As a result, we’re happy to announce today that version 2 of the Translator Text API will continue to be available. Your existing applications using V2 will remain functional. We encourage you to migrate your applications to….

Microsoft Translator Text API now available in China

The Microsoft Translator Text API is now available in China on Azure.cn. As of today, you can translate text in your mobile, desktop, and web applications between 60+ languages with the Microsoft Translator automatic translation service. Microsoft Translator Text API is a JSON-based REST API that developers can easily integrate into their applications, websites, tools, or any solution requiring multi-language….

Microsoft Translator is now certified compliant to meet your needs

Microsoft Translator is happy to announce that it is now certified for ISO, HIPAA, and SOC compliance. This comes as a result of Azure’s commitment to privacy and security. Last year, Translator announced that it was GDPR compliant as a data processor. Now, Microsoft Translator is ISO, HIPAA, and SOC compliant, in addition to receiving CSA and FedRAMP public cloud….

Customize Microsoft Translator’s Neural Machine Translation to translate just the way you want: Custom Translator now in General Availability

Custom Translator, now in general availability, significantly improves the quality of your translations by letting you build your own customized neural translation models tuned with your own pre-translated content.​ Using Custom Translator, you can translate your product names and industry jargon just the way you want. With Custom Translator, an extension of the Microsoft Translator Text API, part of the Cognitive….

Microsoft Translator releases next-generation Neural Machine Translation technology

In early 2018, Microsoft announced the first machine translation system to translate sentences of news articles from Chinese to English with the same quality and accuracy as a person. Today, Microsoft Translator brings some of these research advances into production as it releases new translation systems for Chinese and German from and to English, increasing translation quality and expanding application….

Integrate end-to-end speech translation into your products with Microsoft Speech services

Microsoft Speech services are now in general availability. Part of Azure Cognitive Services, Speech offers complete speech capabilities, including speech recognition, translation, and text-to-speech in a set of unified and customizable services.​ It combines the capabilities of the existing Microsoft Translator Speech API, Bing Speech API, and Custom Speech Service (preview). Speech is enterprise ready​ and scalable for your needs,….

Customer survey: Let us know what new or improved Microsoft Translator API features you’d like to see

We always love to hear from customers to find out how we can improve the Microsoft Translator service. To help give you even more of a voice, we are launching a survey so that you can tell us directly what product features and capabilities you would like to see in the Microsoft Translator API, including:  Text Translation  Speech Translation  Machine translation customization (Custom Translator service)  Microsoft Translator local feature ….

Assistive Technology podcast: Will Lewis talks about Microsoft Translator’s role in bridging communication gaps

Will Lewis, Principal Technical Program Manager with Microsoft Translator, spoke with the Indiana Assistive Technology Act (INDATA) Project at Easter Seals Crossroads about why Translator is an important assistive technology tool, and how this tool can impact how we engage and communicate with one another.   You have someone who is visiting from China, they don’t speak English.  How do….

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