Microsoft released its first offline translator based on neural networks

Not every one of us is given to learn at least one foreign language. But what if you need to go abroad and knowledge of the local language is not enough? Use an online translator, that the vast web in abundance. But they all have one drawback: they need an internet connection. But Microsoft has recently introduced a fairly high-quality offline translator who works on the basis of neural network algorithms and does not require an internet connection.

Microsoft released its first offline translator based on neural networks

Of course, someone will say that there are many stand-alone programs for the transfer without a permanent online. Yes, but the quality of the translation in them is poor, and the translation is popularly nicknamed "promptovskim" (in honor of one of the first translation software, which were popular in the early 2000s). Translation using the same software, built on algorithms, neural networks are much more accurate. According to the developers of Microsoft,

"Modified version of Microsoft Translator supports the updated neural network language packs for the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai. The quality of translation has increased on average by 23% compared with other similar programs. "

It should be noted that the transfer function of the neural network has been available since autumn 2017, but only on a small number of devices with a dedicated chip for neural network computing, and even demanding constant online for work. Moreover, according to the Microsoft of the same, the function of offline translator can use and third-party developers whose programs adapted to work with the API Microsoft Translator. Download the latest version in stores for iOS and Android will be available in the near future. I would also like to mention that a neural network algorithm works and well-known translator of Google, but only when connected to the Internet. Taught by bitter experience of faith in the sweet words PR-departments of large companies, we could not check in person just how well vaunted translators work on the basis of neural networks. In our opinion, both the development is far from ideal, and although they do a better job of blessed memory PROMT, might still allow quite blunders.

To translate a couple of sentences with their help, of course, possible. But now fully communicate is unlikely. Our little experiment you can repeat yourself, given the fact that both the interpreter is absolutely free. And here are the results of our little experience you can watch below.

Microsoft released its first offline translator based on neural networks