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Microsoft refines real-time, own-voice translation tech

11/09, 10:35am

Microsoft's speech translation tech gets 30 percent accuracy improvement

Microsoft's Chief Research Officer, Rick Rashid, recently gave a demonstration of a technology it's jointly developing in China. First introduced in March, the software will take speech in a number of 26 languages, including Mandarin Chinese, and translate it to spoken English using the user's own voice. The October 25th demonstration revealed Microsoft and its partners have refined the technology to be more accurate, with an error rate reduced by about 30 percent, with one word in 7 or 8 being correct.

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