Microsoft Translator Blog

Microsoft Translator adds Telugu as a supported language

Microsoft Translator is excited to announce the launch of Telugu, our latest AI-powered text translation language. The launch of Telugu was officially announced at Interspeech 2018 in Hyderabad, India. Hyderabad is the capital of the Indian state of Telangana where Telugu is the primary spoken language. Worldwide, over 80 million people speak Telugu. Telugu is Translator’s fifth supported language from….

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 ….

Microsoft Translator launches Levantine Arabic as a new speech translation language

Microsoft Translator has released Levantine, an Arabic dialect spoken in countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria, as its latest AI-powered speech translation language. It will help businesses, educators, travelers, and non-profits communicate across the language barrier with Levantine speakers during meetings, presentations, and Skype calls.   credit: Photo of Beit ed-Dine in Lebanon by Oida666 from Wikimedia Commons  ….

Onslow County Schools in North Carolina uses Microsoft Translator for student success and parent-teacher communication

Did you know that Microsoft Translator can be used in schools to help students who are English Language Learners pass their final exams and facilitate communication between parents and teachers? Read all about how the Microsoft Translator live feature breaks language barriers and provides translation capabilities for diverse populations. Microsoft for Education blog

Microsoft Research podcast: “Not lost in translation with Arul Menezes”

“I think the goal for translation today is to make the language barrier disappear for people in everyday contexts…at work, when they’re traveling, so that they can communicate without a language barrier.” – Arul Menezes   Arul Menezes, Partner Research Manager of the Machine Translation team, spoke with Microsoft Research’s podcast team about the advances in machine translation, and how….

Microsoft Translator adds Icelandic as a supported language

Microsoft Translator is excited to announce the launch of our latest AI-powered text translation language: Icelandic. It is the first publicly available neural machine translation (NMT) system. Building this system  was a significant technical challenge for the research team due to the limited amount of available training data. To achieve the required translation quality, the team tested and relied on several….

Customizable speech transcription, translation, and synthesis now available in the unified Speech service

Integrate speech into your apps, workflows, and websites using the unified Speech service, announced this week at Microsoft Build. Speech combines the capabilities of the existing Translator Speech API, Bing Speech API, and Custom Speech Service (preview) into a unified and fully customizable service. You can now use the speech to text, speech translation, and text to speech services with….

Discover the new Microsoft Translator Windows 10 app: redesigned for productivity

Download and try the new Microsoft Translator Windows 10 app redesigned from the ground up for productivity. An integrated solution for translation on Windows 10, built on the latest generation AI machine translation technologies, it will help users increase their productivity for all their translation related tasks. Getting translations done has never been easier. The redesigned app features Cortana integration,….

Microsoft and Huawei deliver Full Neural On-device Translations

Microsoft is delivering the world’s first fully neural on device translations in the Microsoft Translator app for Android, customized for the Huawei Mate 10 series. Microsoft achieved this breakthrough by partnering with Huawei to customize Microsoft’s new neural technology for Huawei’s new NPU (Neural Processing Unit) hardware. This results in dramatically better and faster offline translations as compared to existing….

Translate Emails into 60+ Languages with One Tap on Android Devices

In February 2017, we announced the launch of Translator for Outlook on Windows, iOS, and the web – an add-in that instantly translates emails directly in Outlook with one click. This same translation feature is now available on Android devices for users with an Outlook.com or Office 365 email address. Android users can now translate multilingual emails in over 60….

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