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  • Blog Post: TBot, the translator robot

      Have you ever heard about TBot, Windows Live Messenger translator robot? TBot can translate your instant messages into several languages. Would you like to give it a try? Then, add TBot ( mtbot@hotmail.com ) to your contact list in Windows Live Messenger! Once you have added TBot to your contact...
  • Blog Post: Coming soon: Microsoft Manual of Style, 4th Edition

    The 4th edition of the Microsoft Manual of Style – essentially the English Style Guide for Microsoft products - has been released to manufacturing and will available in ebook versions (PDF, ePub, Mobi/Kindle) and hard copy in a few weeks. The new edition is a major update of the last edition from...
  • Blog Post: Calling Czech, Polish and Turkish users of SQL Server

    If you are using SQL Server 2008 and speak Czech, Polish or Turkish, the SQL Server product development team is looking for your feedback. They are testing a system to display translated Help topics in SQL Server Books Online using a combination of Machine and Human Translation, displaying English and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Translator adds collaborative translation feature

    Today, at the MIX 2010 conference , the Microsoft Research team behind Microsoft Translator announced the “Collaborative Translations Framework”, bringing collaboration features to machine translation. It allows webmasters that need to provide their content in multiple languages to get every page...
  • Blog Post: WikiBhasha: Microsoft Research tool for translating Wikipedia pages

    Microsoft Research has just launched a beta version of “ WikiBhasha ” – a new tool that helps users create multilingual content on Wikipedia . What’s interesting is that you don’t have to be a subject matter expert to contribute, and you don’t even have to be familiar with the Wikipedia format. WikiBhasha...
  • Blog Post: English-to-Russian MT added to Windows Live Translator

    The Microsoft Research Machine Translation team has added English to Russian to the list of language pairs offered for Windows Live Translator, which can now be reached at http://www.windowslivetranslator.com/ or the new mirror http://microsofttranslator.com/ . Read more on the Microsoft Research...
  • Blog Post: New on Microsoft Translator: Indonesian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese

    The team behind Microsoft’s Machine Translation engine Microsoft Translator has just added 3 new languages to the system: Indonesian , Ukrainian and Vietnamese . That brings the number of languages supported to 35 . Read the full story on the Microsoft Translator team blog.  
  • Blog Post: Cool translation tech: English-Chinese Voice Translator

    Fascinating talk and demo of real-time translation from spoken English into spoken Chinese. This was part of a presentation at Microsoft Research Asia’s 21st Century Computing event in Tianjin, China. Read the full article on the Next at Microsoft blog . Skip to 7:30 for the actual English...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Translator adds new features for collaborative translations

    Microsoft Translator - Microsoft’s Machine Translation system – has released a number of new features. The new functionality announced yesterday expands the “ Collaborative Translations Framework ” (CTF) which allows any web master/owner to machine translate their site and then invite a community of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Local Language Program celebrates International Mother Language Day

    February 21 is UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day 2013 , which aims to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This is also an occasion for us to highlight the contributions of the Microsoft Local Language Program (LLP), which provides people access to technology...