Posted by George Thomas Jr.
A new online Chinese riddle game is steeped in more than just tradition. In fact, the machine learning and artificial intelligence that fuels it derives from years of research that also helps drive Bing Search, Bing Translator, the Translator App for Windows Phone, and other products.
Launched in celebration of the Chinese New Year, Microsoft Chinese Character Riddle is based on the two-player game unique to Chinese traditional culture and part of the Chinese Lantern Festival. Developed by the Natural Language Computing Group in the Microsoft Research's Beijing lab, it resulted from a challenge between colleagues to build a computer that could solve riddles, and, in turn, has led to numerous machine translation advancements and patents.
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