Friday, November 9, 2012

Microsoft: Translation Breakthrough

Microsoft is unveiling new software that translates spoken English into spoken Chinese almost instantly - with few errors. The company says a breakthrough took place when it switched from its early translation work, based on speech patterns to statistical models based on how our brains work. Researchers say this has cut down on mistakes by making better use of voice inflections. At the same time, they say about a quarter of the errors have been eliminated just through the use of faster computer technology. The development could have a major impact on creation of ASL translation devices. A video of the Microsoft presentation is posted below on DeafNewsToday.com.

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