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Microsoft Translator App Enables Real-time translations!
Microsoft is competing with Google Translator by launching it’s own translator. It has this unique feature which translates conversations in real time with up to 100 speakers using their own smartphone, tablet, or PC.
So far Microsoft Translator has nine languages are- Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, English, French, German, Russian, Portuguese and Italian. With written text, the translation expands to reach 50 languages, the company said.
The technology is applicable in one-to-one conversations such as a traveler getting information from a concierge, one-to-many interactions such as a tour guide speaking to a throng of tourists, and many-to-many communications such as multiple immigrants sharing experiences in a support group.
The feature builds on the same Microsoft Translator speech translation technology that powers Skype Translator, a service that allows people to communicate in real time over the Internet while speaking different languages.