Microsoft Translator Blog

Celebrating International Mother Language Day with the Launch of New Languages & Features

Today Microsoft celebrates the International Mother Language Day alongside UNESCO, with the goal to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism across the world. Advancements in technology to support and preserve languages create greater awareness of the linguistic and cultural traditions celebrated throughout the world, which in turn promote understanding, tolerance, and dialogue. With the proliferation of digital content on the web,….

Ready to Reenergize: Community Unveiling of the Custom Mayan to Spanish Translation System

Special guest post from Microsoft Research Connections Director Kristin Tolle, who has been working with the Mayan community to enable them to preserve their language. Microsoft Translator Hub provides a means for communities and businesses to build custom language translation systems. At X’Caret, the Mayan eco-archaeological park in Carmen Del playa, the Rector of the Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana….

Breakthroughs in Translating Speech from our Research Teams

This is the year of machine learning and big data. Whether it is predicting political results, supercharging your Excel spreadsheets, helping map queries to intent in Search, or even customizing a translation engine to best fit your content – these research areas are playing a starring role in transforming technology and productivity. A couple of weeks back, at the 14th….

Announcing the Microsoft Translator Hub for commercial use – a comprehensive solution for custom translation quality

Delivering free, easy-to-use tools to enable you and your community to collaboratively customize translations based on your content and scenarios. As machine translation researchers, we are well aware of the challenges in applying brute force computing power to solve translation problems. We know that no matter how much processing power you throw at translation, it is still a stretch to….