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Microsoft improves real-time language translation

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

In a bid to make technology accessible and productive for all, announced the integration of (AI) and (DNN) to improve real-time language for Hindi, Bengali, and Tamil.

This technology will help users in getting results that are more accurate and natural while surfing the internet across any website on the Edge browser, on search, website, as well Office 365 products like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and

The is equipped with "TrueText"- a satellite based system that filters repetition, pauses, and indifferent words, enhancing the translation's contextual appropriateness. The technology is also available for and iOS users through app which can recognise and translate languages from text, speech and even photos. For its partners and customers, Microsoft also provides APIs on Azure that they can use in their products.

"We're committed to empowering every Indian and every business in by bringing the power of AI into their daily life and become a driving force for Digital Microsoft celebrates the diversity of languages in and wants to make the vast internet even more accessible. We have supported Indian languages in for over two decades, and more recently have made significant strides on voice-based access and across languages," said Sundar Srinivasan, General Manager - AI & Research,

The incorporation of into translating complex Indian languages has been engineered to bring more accuracy and fluency to have the capability of encoding more granular concepts like gender (feminine, masculine, neutral), politeness level (slang, casual, written, formal), and type of word (verb, noun, adjective).

While facing several obstacles such as the complexities for translating Indian languages, especially of Dravidian and Aryan subdivisions and a dearth of digital content in Indian languages, Deep Neural Networks-powered have shown a significant improvement in both automatic and human evaluation metrics. More specifically, there has been at least a 20 percent improvement in translation quality for all Indic languages currently supported by Microsoft.

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First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 18:50 IST