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  1. I found that the translator hub is still using SMT. So I wonder if there is any plan to move it to NMT?

    I post these questions as I found the translation quality is poorer when using the hub than only using the base microsoft translator. it now confuses me and I do not know how to choose between the 2 systems. So I think if they can combine together, that would be great

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      Under Review  ·  2 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        Under Review  ·  3 comments  ·  Hub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • JSON

        Support a modern JSON-based REST API for request/response (no more SOAP/XML, please!)

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          Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide Sample Java Program to connect Microsoft Azure Text Translation API and get translated text back.

          Please, provide the sample java program (e.g. like hello world program) to connect with micro-soft azure text translator and get back my translated text. I have verified in text translator api documentation available in http://docs.microsofttranslator.com/text-translate.html but haven't find any information with respective to Java language.

          Early help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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          • How can I detect multiple candidate languages?

            If I submit Ginea Ekwatorjali, the Maltese name for Equatorial Guinea, it is detected as "eu" = Euskadi. "eu" is not supported but "mt" is.
            Is there or will there or can there be a service which will return the possible candidates for a language code for a given text, so if there is more than one we can pick one that works?

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            • Language Detection

              Hi,

              I am currently using Speech API to translate from one language to another language with python.

              I am getting correct audio output with translated language of the given audio input, But is it necessary to provide from which language we have to translate ?

              Do Microsoft speech APIs able to detect spoken language automatically ?

              I have taken help of this API: https://github.com/MicrosoftTranslator/Python-Speech-Translate/blob/master/speech.py

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              • I want a function in excel similar to google sheets = GoogleTranslate - so MS translator can be copied for all rows rather than 1 by 1

                I can't find a way to copy the translation down so it performs the same operation for every row in a spreadsheet. You have to do it 1 row at a time following the process to translate. It would be great if a function existed like Google has =GoogleTranslate(cell,"from language","to language") - or am I missing a method to do this? Thanks.

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                • HTTP Error 413 on seemingly normal TranslateArray request

                  I am posting the following XML requests to http://api.microsofttranslator.com/V2/Http.svc/TranslateArray endpoint

                  https://bitbucket.org/snippets/juskrey/96Mzr

                  Which is exactly 349 "Hello" strings in the attempt of translating to French.

                  Works if we leave only 348 strings..
                  Both files are attached to the aforementioned snippet

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                  • api for transliteration from hindi to english

                    I want an api for transliteration from hindi to english.

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                      • Microsoft has made a mistake with the transition to Azure.

                        Microsoft requires credit card details - even for Azure's free option - which it promises to conserve but never use. Well, no thank you. I never give out my credit card details except in exchange for essentials like groceries and home appliances. So, regretfully, that is the end of my contributions to Microsoft Hub. I will stay with Google Translator Toolkit, which requires nothing from its contributors but their unpaid labor.

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                        • Russian language

                          How do I change the translation to Russian.

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                          • wordbee

                            Wordbee API

                            I use Wordbee, an online translation tool. When I choose Microsoft MT to pre-translate the source text, the numbers with brackets (e.g. [12,000] or [1.23]) will be translated into brackets with numbers (e.g., [] 12,000 or [] 1.23). It is so strange. Segments such as [20.2%] will also be translated into [] 20.2%.

                            I also asked this question a couple of days ago. https://microsofttranslator.uservoice.com/forums/291942-general/suggestions/15815941-wordbee-api

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