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….
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….
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….
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….
Imagine you’re on a college campus and have a job interview in 5 minutes. You’re a bit lost, so you stop to ask the next person you see for directions. You realize that the person you’ve asked is hard-of-hearing, and he opens his backpack for a pen and paper. By the time he’s explained in writing where your next class….
Microsoft Translator is now integrated with SwiftKey for Android, a predictive keyboard that accurately captures your messages and instantly translates them into over 60 languages in-app for texts, Instant Messages, emails, and more. Simply download SwiftKey for Android, open a text or IM app, and select the Translator icon from the keyboard’s menu. Select your “From” language, and “To” language,….
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,….
Sara Mata, a Certified K-12 Reading Specialist, recently learned about Microsoft Translator and how this tool can help with reading comprehension for her remote English Language Learners (ELL) from China. While attending the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Chicago, Sara came across a demo of Microsoft Translator and realized immediately how this technology could impact her….