Translator Hub March 2015 release notes RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • We released a new version of the Microsoft Translator Hub, with the following changes:

    • We are now displaying external language codes along with language names on project info and create/edit project dropdown. These external codes are used in API calls. No need to refer to the API guide anymore in order to retrieve those codes.
    • Better integration with the collaborative features of the Bing Translator widget and the Translator API: You can now directly download data you have collected from users with the widget, or via the AddTranslation() method in the API. Use the “get community translations” option when you are composing a training. We have removed the community download option from the review corrections tab.
    • The “Use Microsoft models option” is now more meaningful: it will only be displayed if there are underlying Microsoft models available for training, in your selected language pair. “Use Microsoft models” is available if there is a Microsoft translation model available, and also if there is no translation model but a target language model available. Uncheck the box if you want to see the effect of only your own training data. Check the box if you want to improve the quality of translation by using larger translation and target language models, supplied by Microsoft.
    • If your workspace has very large number of documents In the documents tab, an error “documents could not be retrieved” sometimes appeared. We have fixed this issue in the documents view.
    • We have set a limit of 100,000 documents in a single workspace. You may still update existing documents, and import more community translations. If you need to use more documents, you can create an additional  workspace, for instance for new language pairs.

    Let us know right here what you think about these changes, or at mthubsup@microsoft.com.

    We hope you enjoy using the Hub as much as we enjoy working on it,
    Your Microsoft Translator team

    Friday, March 6, 2015 3:44 PM