The Microsoft Translator team is very proud to announce the technology preview of an innovative offering for web page translations. Attendees to MIX09 this week get a special invitation to try out the Microsoft Translator web page widget. We are also accepting registrations, and will be sending out more invites as they become available.
What it is: Built on top of the Microsoft Translator AJAX API (also announced today) it is a small, customizable widget that you can place on your web page – and it helps you instantly makes the page available in multiple languages.
What it offers: It provides a simple interface to anyone that visits the web page to select and translate content into a different language. You can see a demo on this page.
What is cool about it:
Fun! What does it cost: It is completely free. You can put it on any site – commercial or non-commercial. You are only limited by the invite codes available at this point, but over the coming months we plan to make it more widely available.
What we are working on:
I can’t get it to work. Where can I get support or provide feedback?
I would like to highlight that this is a technology preview release �� so please do test it on your site before presenting to your users. The Microsoft Translator forums are now live. Feel free to head over and interact with other users. You will also find members of our team there who can help.
Can this save me the cost of doing human translation on my professional website?
Our goal (and that of most machine translation systems available today) is to provide what we call “useful” translations. While the technology is improving month to month, it will still take a long time before it can match human translation quality. We don’t recommend using machine translation for sensitive or highly critical information. You can learn more about translation quality here and here. You can learn more about how we do machine translation here.
How many languages do you support? When can you add support for <insert language here>?
Currently we support the following languages.
· Chinese (Simplified & Traditional)
Polish was our most recent addition. Our goal is to keep adding languages as we get enough training data to meet our minimum (“useful”) quality criteria which include both standard measurements and human evaluations.
We are looking to work with providers of hosted services to make adding the widget an easy process for their users. If your provider does not offer this, please let them and us know that you would like to see the widget work with your site.
Keep checking this post and our forums for announcements, known issues and more information. You can follow our MIX09 coverage on twitter and on Vikram’s blog.
Last Updated: 3/18/2009, 4:15 PM
I tried the one on your site and am really impressed with it. It doesn't take users away from the page as Google Translator does. How can I get the invite code?
You can register for an invite here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9656123
Microsoft Translator Team
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Great tool. 2 asks:
- can't you make it fully open by now? No more invitation required?
- Why don't you post the translator widget on dev.live.com, where all APIs for Live Services are available?
I really like this Translator web page widget because I want my directory to be available in multiple languages.
I tested the demo site and it was beyond my expectation.
What have I to do to receive the code for the widget?
I want to install it on my blog.
Go to www.microsofttranslator.com/widget to request an invite code.
Microsoft Translator team
desperate for invite code, waiting for ages :(
SusanT: Can you check if you successfully completed the Microsoft Connect registration process (and allowed for Microsoft email communications)?
If you did and still don't have an invite - email me at mtcont at microsoft.com and we will get you one.
Thank you for your patience!
Many thanks for the reply. I checked and email communication is allowed from my Microsoft Connect account. However my invitation has not yet come througn. I have just sent you a mail requesting an invite code.
Thanks for sharing this informative post.
no logro recibir el codigo
"Have an invite code?
* Invite code
Widget invite codes start with WGT and Ajax API invite codes start with AJX. The AJAX API adoption page is here."
es frustrante entrar tantas veces dando vueltaspor el mismo lugar