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Microsoft translator adds Odia language support for Indians

Bipasha Mandal
Bipasha Mandal
Bipasha Mondal is writer at TechGenyz

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Microsoft India is adding Odia as the latest Indian language in Microsoft Translator. The online Translator will offer real-time translation and transliteration for Odia.

The service is available on various Microsoft apps such as the Microsoft translator app, add-ins, Office 365, Bing Translator, and the Azure Cognitive Services Translator API for businesses and developers.

Microsoft already provides its translation services across various Indian languages such as Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. The addition of Odia language brings the total up to 11 languages. There is no denying that Microsoft’s services have made life easier for a lot of people here in India.

According to a report, Translation services enable more than 90% of Indians to access information in either their native or preferred languages. The service also serves professions. This organization is not only suitable for ordinary people going about their days, but also for professionals for handling their businesses.

The Translator app from Microsoft is equipped with Azure-based API and offers services to over 70 languages globally. Microsoft’s work and research on Deep Neural Networks have been extensive, and the network has the ability to target even the nuances inherent in languages, including but not limited to the type of word used, and how they are used.

The company is working tirelessly to enhance the translation capability to bring its users newer and improved versions of the app. Microsoft’s dedication to providing local language computing in Indian languages has been going on for over two decades.

Microsoft’s first-ever project, Project Bhasha was launched as far back as 1998. The brainchild of that project, the Indian Language Input tool allowed users to input localized text easily. Moreover, Microsoft’s global Local Language Program (LLP) provides people with access to technology in their native languages.


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