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  • 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: Microsoft Researcher Receives Prestigious Funai Achievement Award

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies On September 4, Junichi Tsujii , Principal Researcher of Microsoft Research's Beijing lab , received the Funai Achievement Award at the Forum on Information Technology (FIT), for his pioneering work on Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation...
  • Blog Post: Customized, Specialized Translation Now a Reality

    Posted by Rob Knies I can’t read Japanese. I know it when I see it, but what I see is merely a succession of word symbols, indecipherable to my untrained eye. No matter, though, because these days, the Microsoft Translator service enables quick translations from Japanese to English, as easy...
  • 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: 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: 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...