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  • Blog Post: Standing the test of time: Microsoft researcher honored for prescient machine learning work

    Tweet Posted by Allison Linn When Chris J.C. Burges came to Microsoft Research in 2000, he knew he wanted to work on machine learning projects that would have a real impact on users. Burges definitely succeeded: He ended up being part of a team that created the basis for the...
  • Blog Post: Chinese Tradition Inspires Machine Learning Advancements, Product Contributions

    Tweet 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...
  • Blog Post: More Research Contributions to Windows Phone Translation

    Posted by Rob Knies Recently, I wrote about Microsoft Research contributions to the new Translator App for Windows Phone , available for free download on Windows Phone Marketplace . Some of them, anyway. As it turns out, the story goes a bit deeper than the earlier post was able to convey. Since...
  • Blog Post: A Trekkie’s Dream Come True

    Posted by Rob Knies Do you speak Klingon? If not, that could all be about to change—thanks to Bing Translator ’s just-released Klingon machine-translation system, developed in part by Microsoft Research. For more details, see the post over at the Bing Translator Team Blog . The language...
  • Blog Post: Bringing Translations to Tweets

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies There’s some cool news over at the Microsoft Translator/Bing Translator team blog: The announcement of new translation features, powered by Microsoft Translator , that now appear in the Twitter app for Windows Phone . The new functionality, announced...
  • Blog Post: Seattle, Scientific Innovation, and Microsoft Research

    Posted by Rob Knies Fifty years ago, the Century 21 Exposition—the Seattle World’s Fair—provided visitors with a vision of the future. With its gleaming Monorail and its towering Space Needle, the fair trumpeted the advances made possible by science and space travel, thereby extending...
  • Blog Post: Research Bolsters Windows Phone Translation

    Posted by Rob Knies Eager for foreign travel but worried about foreign languages? Fear no more, thanks to the Translator App for Windows Phone , updated April 16 and featuring several contributions from Microsoft Research. The app, powered by the same state-of-the-art technology used in Bing...
  • Blog Post: DNN Research Improves Bing Voice Search

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies We live in a society obsessed with speed. Whether it’s download times on a mobile phone or Usain Bolt’s time in the 100 meters, the faster the better. We also live during an era when accuracy has become not just preferable but essential...
  • Blog Post: Young Interns Spend Summer Translating Songs

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies So, how was your summer? For three Microsoft Research interns, that question has them singing a happy tune. The three—Michelle Agcamaran, Priya Ganesan, and Kat Zhou—spent the summer at Microsoft Research Redmond , working with mentor Alex...
  • Blog Post: And Now, for Your Viewing Pleasure …

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Sometimes, it seems like we’re awash in video choices: broadcast, cable, satellite, Internet, PC, tablet, smartphone. It can seem overwhelming. Sometimes—and stop me if you’ve heard this one before—it seems like, with all these...
  • Blog Post: Translations Made Easy on Windows

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Let’s say you’re traveling abroad this summer, planning a trip to Germany perhaps. You’ve got a lot on your itinerary: visits to Munich and Berlin, a cruise down the Rhine, a few tastings of Mosel grapes. It’s all extremely exciting...