Proponents of Quechua hope that using the language in a modern technological setting will help to preserve the indigenous tongue. Microsoft is on board with the speakers of Quechua and have put their efforts to use where else but with an app. According to Andina news agency, Microsoft is launching an application with tablet tools…

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Microsoft has been expanding its Bing Translator software to more and more of the company’s products, including apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Yesterday, Microsoft announced that a new Translator app for Word and PowerPoint 2013 users will be launched in the Office store. In a post on the Next at Microsoft blog,…

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Source: BBC News Software that can translate spoken English into spoken Chinese almost instantly has been demonstrated by Microsoft. The software preserves intonation and cadence so the translated speech still sounds like the original speaker. Microsoft said research breakthroughs had reduced the number of errors made by the instant translation system.

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Hot off the heels of a Ukranian team’s sign language translating glove winning Microsoft’s 2012 Imagine Cup, the software giant has unveiled a new language translation hub that will enable users to create entirely customizable translation engines. The Microsoft Translator Hub is capable of being taught the nuances of any language, providing a much-needed resource…

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On Thursday, March 22, Fresno State and Microsoft Research will host a community event in the Peters Educational Center on the Fresno State Campus (Student Recreation Center) to unveil the first in the world machine translator for Hmong. The translator is a collaborative effort between Microsoft Research, The College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno…

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With the advent of Siri for the iPhone, text to speech is the new frontier for translation apps.  Where Google Translate, and other text translator apps were once life support for travelers and foreign language speakers, now audio and voice are taking over the trend. While the semi-robotic voice of Siri and other audio tools…

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Voice search, using Microsoft’s Bing search engine and its XBox Kinect device, will allow users to search the web simply by speaking and using gestures. The company has started preparing computers, game consoles and mobile phones to lead up to the new push for Kinect devices for the holiday season.  The effort is to turn…

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It was announced today on Microsoft’s blog post, that they will showcase their breakthrough in speech recognition technology at the upcoming Interspeech 2011 event.  While Microsoft is maintaining relatively quiet about the their breakthrough, they did provide some background about the technology that led them to it. Speech recognition technology has been in development for decades,…

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In an effort to meet the pressure from Google’s online programs…

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