Microsoft Custom Translator v2 helps globalize your business

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  • Custom Translator is a part of Microsoft's Translator service that helps developers build neural machine translation (NMT) systems.
  • Microsoft released the Custom Translator version 2 that will allow you to extend your business and training in any region of the globe.
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Microsoft Custom Translator v2 helps you globalize your business

Microsoft released the Custom Translator version 2 with notable improvements that will allow you to extend your business and training in any region of the globe while maintaining tight corporate safety measures.

For those unaware, the Custom Translator is a part of Microsoft’s Translator service for enterprises, app developers, and language service providers to build neural machine translation (NMT) systems.

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In other words, you can tailor the Translator for your needs and then use it into your apps, websites, or workflows.

What is new about the Custom Translator v2?

The new version comes with a big upgrade to the neural machine translation (NMT) architecture used for the translator:

Custom Translator v2 ups the quality game by upgrading to the newest version of Microsoft Translator’s state-of-the-art neural machine translation (NMT) architecture. These standard, general domain NMT models power Microsoft products such as Office 365, Speech Services, Teams, Bing.com/Translator, and more.

Actually, according to the chart provided by Microsoft, the new NMT architecture comes with huge quality improvements for languages like Korean, Hindi, French, and even Japanese.

The company also outlines the fact that running the Custom Translator simplifies the translation process and it also has a low maintenance cost.

We expect more than 40% of our customers who train dictionary only models would immediately reap the quality improvement of Custom Translator v2 models.

, writes Microsoft in the Translation Blog.

How is Custom Translator v2 on the regulatory requirements?

Microsoft says that if you were blocked from using Custom Translator service because of corporate or regulatory requirements you should not worry anymore.

That’s because they enabled regional data residency in Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, and more US regions.

How do you feel about the new Custom Translator v2? Tell us what is your opinion in our Comments section below.

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