Microsoft Translator comes with support for more than 50 languages. This week, Microsoft upgraded its Microsoft Translator app for both iOS and Android operating systems. The first one has a better AI-based translation algorithm, while the second has obtained optical character identification.
People can get the latest editions now straight from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. As the name indicates, Microsoft Translator represents the organization’s translation app, available for Apple Watch, Android Wear, iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows.
It facilitates translating texts, conversations, records and websites in only 50 languages, as opposed to the Google Translate offering with over 100 languages. The iOS and Android applications were only launched in Aug 2015, which shows that they were planned for an upgrade.
The Android application now allows users to obtain free language packages, which are operated by Microsoft’s labeled offline engine based on a deep sensory network. The outcome is an almost online-quality service, even people are not linked to the Internet.
Microsoft Translator is not new to AI features; since the cloud platform has been implementing machine learning capabilities during the last year in order to power all its related applications, Skype Translator or Bing Translator.
However, providing this function to an off-line translation that people can xarry with them everywhere they want is amazing. Actually, Microsoft said that it performed BLEU assessments and discovered that its recent off-line terminology features were similar to the translation people get when they are linked to the Internet.
They are considerably better than other off-line translation service previously available, including the Microsoft Translator off-line packages and the opponents’ present solutions. That being said, the company did notice that the quality of its translation normally differs based upon on a language and subject.
The iOS app now permits people to translate texts from the camera roll and stored images due to its OCR assistance. Instead of writing these texts or dictating them at a microphone, users can have their translation directly over the current text in that photo.
This is especially useful when they have to translate signs, brochures, emails, social networking posts or any other picture found on the Internet. Microsoft Translator integrated picture translation in applications for Windows Phone and Windows in the last five years, so getting it on iOS too is not surprising at all.
The Microsoft Translator app for Windows Phone and Windows 8 or 10 already has off-line language translation capabilities, even if it currently is not operated by the system’s on-device interpretation image. However, the company did affirm that it wants to offer these two functions to other ecosystems very soon.
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