Microsoft Translator apps improve translations for Chinese and Japanese with switch to neural network technology

Apr 20, 2017   |   Susanna Ray

Translations between Chinese, English and Japanese in the Microsoft Translator apps and on the www.bing.com/translator website will move closer toward human-generated quality now that they’ve switched to neural network translation technology. Neural translations, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), are more fluent and human-sounding because they use the context of a full sentence rather than just a few adjacent words.

In addition to this new capability, all speech translations are already using neural translations in both the Microsoft Translator Live and Skype Translator features for the 10 supported speech translation languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

To learn more about neural network technology and these new capabilities, visit the Microsoft Translator Blog.

Susanna Ray
Microsoft News Center Staff

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