Microsoft's Live Search is now geared up with an amazing feature of "Translation." This wondrous facet is powered by Microsoft Translator technology.
In addition to that, the Windows Live Toolbar and Internet Explorer 8 are equipped with the technology of translation as well. Even Windows Messenger is getting a translation bot.
Supported languages are:
- English to/from:
- Chinese Simplified
- Chinese Traditional
- Russian (Russian to English only)
- Chinese Simplified to/from Chinese Traditional is also supported.
Microsoft is aware of the fact that there has been a boom in non-English speaking web users all around the world. Expressing the views on the Live Search blog, Lane Rau, Marketing Manager, Microsoft Research Machine Translation team said:
"Now that the Web is more worldwide than ever, the number of non-native English speakers going online has ballooned, and yet online content in English still dominates. For these users, free translation services mean that an entire world of information can now actually be at their fingertips. We're doing something to help them out."
"Translation now fully powered by the Microsoft Translator technology is available through Live Search, as well as IE8, the Windows Live Toolbar, and even a translation bot for Windows Live Messenger."
To know more about this feature, you can click on this link: http://research.microsoft.com/nlp/Projects/MTproj.aspx