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Microsoft Demos Skype Real-Time Translator

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

In the past, machine translation has left an awful lot to be desired … let’s hope that this time, Microsoft gets it right.

Machine translation has come a long way in the past decade and while research and projects happened mostly behind closed doors or in academia, end user products have gotten better as well. Web browsers for instance support a variety of translation options, from the built-in Google Translate in Chrome to dozens of add-ons for Firefox that provide you with translation options. There have been attempts to translate chat in real-time, Clownfish and Skype Chat Translator are two plugins for Skype that offered those features.