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  • 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: 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...
  • 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...