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Dia daoibh! Tá Gaeilge againn!

Microsoft Translator adds Irish as a new language. Our ongoing mission to break down language barriers continues with Irish: Today, we have added Irish Gaelic to Microsoft Translator. Irish Gaelic, usually referred to as the Irish Language or just Irish, and commonly known in Irish itself as Gaeilge (pronounced “gwael-guh”), is the latest addition to the Microsoft Translator family of….

Kia ora, te reo Māori!

Today, we are happy to announce that we have added te reo Māori to Microsoft Translator. On our mission to break down language barriers, we often have the chance to tackle interesting challenges. For the Translator team, adding te reo Māori was such an exciting opportunity. Continuing a journey which started back in the days of statistical machine translation and….

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….

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 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….

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