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  1. Train only monolingual files in the hub

    I only have monolingual tmx files and i want to train them can i do that on the hub ?

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      2 comments  ·  Hub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • piece

      Piece for come your update go doing everything.Would go doing doing everything.

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        2 comments  ·  API - Speech Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • TranslatorArray CORS support

        I got "405 method not allowed" error when try to send POST to /TranslatorArray endpoint

        Same question here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3b032fed-222d-44af-ae2d-3304651337d7/microsoft-translator-text-api-returns-405-error?forum=DataMarket

        const key = 'Bearer ' + valid token;
        const texts = ["some", "Japanese", "words"];

        const response = $.ajax({
        url: 'http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/Http.svc/TranslateArray',
        type: 'POST',
        headers: {
        'Access-Control-Allow-Origin': '*',
        },

        data: {
        'appid': key,
        'texts': texts,
        'Accept': 'application/xml',
        'to': 'en',
        })

        console.log(response);

        // Got an error, "http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/Http.svc/TranslateArray/ 405 (Method Not Allowed)"

        What's wrong here.

        Actually, the response contains olny the GET as allowed HTTP method, but the documentation describe I need to send a POST.

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          0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Microsoft "drive-by" Administrators on these so-called support pages

          Sorry for being so blunt, but please show me if I am mistaken. But this is what I am seeing:
          1. User posts a question because s/he cannot find answers in the vague webpages.
          2. Long wait.
          3. Occasionally a Microsoft Admin will "drive-by", leaving a link to a vague page, mark the issue as RESOLVED, and drive on, never to return.

          That has happened to a number of my serious queries.

          If you are seeing the same, please Vote and maybe we can attract the attention of Microsoft. Thanks.

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            Requesting Examples  ·  1 comment  ·  API - Speech Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • When is Data Market Translation API be phased out - 31st March or 30th April 2017. Conflicting information is available on various forum

              We are migrating from Data Market based Translation API to Azure Market.

              Though code level changes are not much but not having visibility into real time usage (characters remaining) report is a big deterrent for us.

              So I would appreciate if some one could confirm following:
              1. By when real time usage report be available (I am on paid tier and I am looking for real time report and not 24 hour delayed report)
              2. When is the last day for Data Market API - is it 31st March or 20th April?

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                Resolved  ·  4 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I want to customize Microsoft Translator (neural) using Microsoft Translator Hub

                Hi,
                I have never used a Microsoft Translator hub.
                Can I use Microsoft Translator hub to tune the output of a Microsoft Translator (neural)?
                If you read the next sentence in this URL, you can interpret it that way.

                https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/translatorapi.aspx
                'Microsoft Translator can be customized both pre-publishing, with the Microsoft Translator Hub, and post-publishing, with the Collaborative Translation Framework (CTF).'

                Thank you.

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                  1 comment  ·  Hub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hello Kenta,

                  the Hub will produce a custom system for you based on your provided training material, resulting in a statistical MT system where the decoder technology being used is either phrasal or treelet, depending on the language pair.

                  Chris Wendt
                  Microsoft Translator

                • Please extend DataMarket until Azure is ready for prime time

                  Even though Azure is available, there are almost no working code examples available on GitHub in any programming language. Here is what a Microsoft Administrator said here recently about Java:

                  "Asking around internally I learned that we can’t (nor could have) promised a Java app. We would love to share one if and when we can get to it. For now we provide an API and samples as we can."

                  But there are almost no examples "period".

                  So can Microsoft extend DataMarket until some appropriate examples are available?

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                    1 comment  ·  API - Speech Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi Phil,

                    We expect that the end of Azure Marketplace will increase the availability of examples using the Azure token mechanism.
                    Note that the only change is the token acquisition call. The Translator API works exactly the same: no change to any of the calls to api.microsofttranslator.com. Only change is in how you fill the value of the appid parameter.

                    Let us know if you have an issue with changing your code.
                    Chris Wendt
                    Microsoft Translator

                  • Dear Team, I receive a message stating: An error occured while making the HTTP request to https://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/soap.svc

                    Dear Team, I receive a message stating: An error occured while making the HTTP request to https://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/soap.svc
                    This could be to the fact that the server certificate is not configured properly with HTTP.SYS in the HTTPS case. This could also be caused by a mismatch of the security binding between the client and the server.

                    I have used MicrosoftTranslator many time before and have not changed anything since using it the last time. Can you think of a possible explanation? Thank you very much. Kind regards, LL

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                      0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • How can I use neural machine translation API?

                      Hi,
                      I am trying to use python to access microsoft text translation API and my pricing tier is F0 free. The translated results are generated by statistical machine model. I was wondering how can I use the new model (neural machine model) instead of the old one? Thanks!!

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                        1 comment  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • how to add custom translation Dictionary and access for letter translation

                        sir,
                        i am using Microsoft text translation - text translation with free of cost subscription so can i add my dictionary which is my own translation word if yes then provide me a sample demo

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                        • "Out of call volume quota" after switch to Azure

                          Hi Team

                          We've just switched to Azure. However, after a few hours, we got error msg "Out of call volume quota".

                          A post on stackoverflow.com mentioned Azure now add restrictions on number of calls can be made (100?) for free tier users.

                          Is that true?

                          Thanks
                          Davis

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                            6 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Microsoft/Cognitive-Speech-TTS Java sample not working

                            I tried the Microsoft/Cognitive-Speech-TTS Java sample on GitHub. It gets a new access token, using my Cognitive TranslatorSpeech api key. However, the example fails with this error:
                            java.io.IOException: Server returned HTTP response code: 403 for URL: https://speech.platform.bing.com/synthesize

                            The GitHub example is here:
                            https://github.com/Microsoft/Cognitive-Speech-TTS/tree/master/Samples-Http/Java/TTSSample/src/com/microsoft/cognitiveservices/ttssample

                            Can anyone suggest what the problem may be?

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                              Resolved  ·  5 comments  ·  API - Speech Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • key is invalid - Document Translator v 1.3

                              I installed Document Translator 1.3 from scratch and obtained the subscription key in Azure. When I try to save parameters to get translations done, the app says "Key is invalid". It also does not accept a listed "tech" category, nor a blank one. I followed instructions quite strict. What can I do with such error? On other computer where I did not committed the error of upgrade and have version 1.2 my old, non Azure account still works. Regards. Marcin

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                                1 comment  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • The translator API removes trailing metadata/html like tags from translated text

                                The Microsoft translator API
                                removes trailing metadata tags (for eg - </link> </html> etc.) from translated text.
                                Let's say if I were to give it a piece of text saying - Translate
                                "<link>Hello World</link>" to German. I would get "<link>Hallo Welt"
                                So the trailing </link> tag gets removed, this could break (say) URL formatting in client applications that depend on translator api to translate text containing URLs.
                                Thanks!

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                                • Limit on translation requests per second / minute / hour?

                                  Is there a limit on the number of translation requests that can be made in a certain period to the text translator API?

                                  We're carrying out some tests and the responses appear to be slowing down.

                                  Thanks

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                                  • Suggest a translation to Microsoft/Cognitive translation

                                    Is there a way for me to suggest a translation to the text translation api?

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                                    • Can we translate english to spanish (Mexicon)

                                      Can we translate english to spanish (Mexicon)

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                                      • Stopp immediately and take many from my account

                                        Best regards
                                        lilly trejegård

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                                        • Microsoft Translator Text API doesn't work

                                          Hello, I want to use Microsoft Translator API but I am enable to use it.

                                          I created a Microsoft Azure account as specified in the documentation (http://docs.microsofttranslator.com/text-translate.html) and I created a resource.

                                          When I call the web service to get an access toke, I every time get an exception because a time out..

                                          This is my code (it's Apex, similar to Java) :

                                          Http h = new Http();
                                          HttpRequest req = new HttpRequest();
                                          req.setMethod('POST');
                                          req.setHeader('Content-Length', '3495');
                                          req.setEndpoint('https://api.cognitive.microsoft.com/sts/v1.0/issueToken?Subscription-Key=[myAPIKey]');
                                          req.setTimeout(20000);
                                          HttpResponse res = h.send(req);
                                          If I remove my API key or I the content lenght from the header,…

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