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      Resolved  ·  1 comment  ·  Translator on Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        Resolved  ·  0 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

          • 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 →
            • First few API requests succeed microsoft translator , then the calls fails and

              First few API requests succeed microsoft translator , then the calls fails and throws NoArgument exception with invalid appid

              NoArgumentException: Invalid appId

              please let me know way to fix this

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                0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi Adarsh,

                it is expected that the first few requests succeed. Translator lets your request pass before it has verified your account status.
                Please visit https://portal.azure.com and create a subscription to Microsoft Translator – Text API, copy the key to your application.

                https://cognitive.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1128349-api-text-first-few-api-requests-succeed-then-t
                https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/getstarted.aspx

                Chris Wendt
                Microsoft Translator

              • 1008 - Too many binary messages.

                hi
                in some case we are getting 1008 error code on websocket.

                in the documentation (http://docs.microsofttranslator.com/speech-translate.html), there are some error codes, like 1001, 1011, but not 1008.

                it seems for us that Azure closes the websocket connection, with this error code, in certain cases. the question is why this happens?

                thanks

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

                  Translator closes the websocket connection after a period of inactivity. You will want to silently recreate the websocket connection when you receive this error.

                  That is generally a good thing, because you won’t be charged for the time the connection is not open.

                  The docs could be better in documenting the techniques for keeping the connection alive and the associated messaging. I’ll see to making that happen.

                  Chris Wendt
                  Microsoft Translator

                • "ListKeys" operation every minute?

                  My Translator - Activity log is showing me a "Listkeys" operation every minute even though translator is not being used at the moment. Is this normal? What does it mean?

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                    2 comments  ·  Translator on Azure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Getting 'from' must be a valid language
 error

                    Hello,

                    I am trying to translate from "Norwegian" to "English. I have provided <Form>no</From> and <To>en</To> in my request but I am getting <html><body><h1>Argument Exception</h1><p>Method: TranslateArray()</p><p>Parameter: from</p><p>Message: 'from' must be a valid language&#xD;
                    Parameter name: from</p><code></code><p>message id=1336.V2_Rest.TranslateArray.2B41A6D6</p></body></html>

                    Can you please help on this.

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                      0 comments  ·  API - Text Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      no is a valid language code for Norwegian.

                      Your snippet has a typo, says instead of . Also note that the XML elements in the request for the *Array methods have to be ordered in exactly the same order as documented (==alphabetically).

                      The following line

                      Console.WriteLine(“Translated: {0}”, translatorService.Translate(token, “The PCM monitors reference voltage deviation from the power supply circuit of the APS1.”, “en”, “no”, “text/plain”, “generalnn”, string.Empty));

                      translates to:

                      PCM skjermer referanse spenning avviket fra den Strømforsyningslampen kretsen av APS1.

                    • Stopp immediately and take many from my account

                      Best regards
                      lilly trejegård

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                      • Can we translate english to spanish (Mexicon)

                        Can we translate english to spanish (Mexicon)

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                        • Panic: Time is getting short, still no Java text-to-speech

                          I have been using text-to-speech with Market with Java for a year. I have an account on Azure. I can get Azure tokens using Java. But Microsoft keeps promising a Java text-to-speech app here. But nothing...

                          I am in panic mode. Market will run out very soon.

                          When will Microsoft provide a simple Java text-to-speech for Azure?

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                            3 comments  ·  API - Speech Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            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.

                            Best regards,
                            Gwenda
                            Microsoft Translator Team

                          • Speech API can not find an active azure market place translator

                            Hello,
                            use http://api.microsofttranslator.com/v2/Http.svc/Speak
                            i post same data,Sometimes there is no return to voice, there is an error“can not find an active azure market place translator Subscription associated with the request credentials”
                            not always

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                              4 comments  ·  API - Speech Translation  ·  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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                                  0 comments  ·  API - Speech Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for your patience.

                                  Not sure what you would like to achieve however I can imagine 2 possible scenarios; One being that you are trying to get the Microsoft Translator feature in Facebook or that you are trying to use Facebook’s translation feature. In both scenario’s you would have to contact Facebook as they run their own product that translates Facebook posts.

                                  Best regards,
                                  Gwenda
                                  Microsoft Translator Team

                                • Speech to text conversion for 2 person conversation

                                  Hi what should i use for converting 2 person conversation (both speaking similar language) to text, there is also possibility they may use another language words in between the conversation.

                                  Advice me on this

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                                  • 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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                                    • HTTPS web sites are not supported

                                      As HTTPS web sites currently not supported I am not able to use the Translator complete. Will this change in the future and if yes, when?

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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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