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Microsoft Translates Your Speech, Voice Into Chinese
2012-11-10 09:21:42

Rebecca Darrah for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Microsoft unveiled a new translation technology this week that converts spoken English into spoken Chinese nearly instantaneously. The system then pumps the translation through speakers in the user's own voice, preserving both the intonation and cadence. The technology is based on a new technique known as Deep Neural Networks (DNN), which uses human brain behavior to develop enhanced speech recognizers. This differs from...

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