INTRO: A few months after it added support for a slew of Indian languages from across the state , Microsoft Translator has now added support for Assamese, increasing the amount of supported Indian languages to 12 . Powered by Azure Cognitive Service Speech, the cloud-based service will now provide real-time translation and transliteration support for the north-eastern language alongside 11 other Indian languages, including Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
Support for Assamese is now survive the Microsoft Translator website, also on the Microsoft Translator apps on Android, iOS and Windows. Alongside Translator, Microsoft is additionally adding support for the language on Bing Translator and Office 365. the corporate said that it hopes the continued addition of latest languages to its apps and services will democratize the access of data to more people in India and round the world.
“Breaking language barriers may be a key step in enabling inclusion of more people and organizations to utilize technology to realize more … It can help general users interpret real-time conversations, menus and street signs, websites, and documents. Companies can leverage it to globalize their business and strengthen customer outreach”, the corporate said during a handout .
Taking a deep dive into the inner workings of its translation technology, Microsoft said that it uses Deep Neural Networks to develop language models for translating and transliterating complex Indian languages. Over the years, the technology has been developed to the purpose that it can now can even manage minute language nuances like gender (feminine, masculine, neutral), politeness level (slang, casual, written, formal), and sort of words (verb, noun, adjective), the corporate said.