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….
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….
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….
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 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,….
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 ….
Are you looking to add multilingual support to your bot? Using the Azure Bot Service V4 SDK, your bot can use Microsoft Translator to automatically translate messages to the language your bot understands, and optionally translate the bot’s replies back to the user’s language. What’s a bot? A bot is an app that users interact with in a conversational way….
PubNub, a company that offers real-time infrastructure-as-a-service, has partnered with Microsoft Translator and integrated our latest text API into its offering. Now, developers can leverage Translator’s newest features and capabilities through ChatEngine, an open and extensible chat SDK and APIs for building 1:1 group chats quickly. Register here and watch the free webinar – “Serverless Language Translation On-the-Fly with….
Today, Microsoft Translator announces that all translations between Chinese, English, and Japanese in the Microsoft Translator apps (Windows, iOS, Android, and Kindle) and on www.bing.com/translator are now exclusively using neural network (NN) translation technology. It applies to the following text translations: English <-> Chinese Simplified, Traditional, and Cantonese English <-> Japanese Chinese (all) <-> Japanese In addition to this….
Please move your DataMarket Microsoft Translator API subscriptions and CTF translations to the Azure portal before April 30, 2017, to avoid service disruption. Service access to Microsoft Translator in DataMarket ends on April 30, 2017. To avoid service disruption, Microsoft Translator, part of the Microsoft Cognitive Services collection of APIs, is now available in the Azure portal. Below is a summary….