什么是“翻译”?What is the Translator?

“翻译”可以轻松地集成到应用程序、网站、工具和解决方案中。The Translator is easy to integrate in your applications, websites, tools, and solutions. 它允许你使用 60 多种语言添加多语言用户体验,可以在任何硬件平台上使用,以及在任何操作系统中使用,用于文本到文本语言翻译。It allows you to add multi-language user experiences in more than 60 languages, and can be used on any hardware platform with any operating system for text-to-text language translation.

“翻译器”是云中机器学习和 AI 算法的 Azure 认知服务 API 集合的一部分,可随时在开发项目中使用。The Translator is part of the Azure Cognitive Services API collection of machine learning and AI algorithms in the cloud, and is readily consumable in your development projects.

关于 Microsoft TranslatorAbout Microsoft Translator

“翻译”是基于云的机器翻译服务。The Translator is a cloud-based machine translation service. 核心服务是“翻译”,其为各种 Microsoft 产品和服务提供支持,并已在全球数千家企业的应用程序和工作流中使用,使他们的内容可传播到全球的受众。The core service is the Translator, which powers a number of Microsoft products and services, and is used by thousands of businesses worldwide in their applications and workflows, which allows their content to reach a global audience.

语音翻译由“翻译”提供支持,也通过 Microsoft 语音服务提供。Speech translation, powered by the Translator, is also available through the Microsoft Speech Service. 它将语音翻译 API 和自定义语音服务的功能组合成了一项统一的可完全自定义的服务。It combines functionality from the Translator Speech API and the Custom Speech Service into a unified and fully customizable service. 语音服务将替换语音翻译 API,后者自 2019 年 10 月 15 日起停用。 Speech Service is replacing the Translator Speech API, which will be decommissioned on October 15, 2019.

语言支持Language support

Microsoft Translator 为翻译、直译、语言检测和字典提供多语言支持。Microsoft Translator provides multi-language support for translation, transliteration, language detection, and dictionaries. 请参阅语言支持以获取完整的列表,或者通过 REST API 以编程方式访问列表。See language support for a complete list, or access the list programmatically with the REST API.

Microsoft Translator 神经机器翻译Microsoft Translator Neural Machine Translation

神经机器翻译 (NMT) 是采用 AI 的高质量机器翻译的新标准。Neural Machine Translation (NMT) is the new standard for high-quality AI-powered machine translations. 它代替的是旧式统计机器翻译 (SMT) 技术,该技术在 2010-2020 中期的几年中达到了质量顶峰。It replaces the legacy Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) technology that reached a quality plateau in the mid-2010s.

与 SMT 相比,NMT 不仅能够从原始翻译质量评分的立场提供更好的翻译,而且听起来更流畅、更类似于人类。NMT provides better translations than SMT not only from a raw translation quality scoring standpoint but also because they will sound more fluent and human. 这种流畅性的主要原因在于 NMT 使用一个句子的完整语境来翻译单词。The key reason for this fluidity is that NMT uses the full context of a sentence to translate words. SMT 仅考虑每个单词前面和后面几个单词的直接语境。SMT only took the immediate context of a few words before and after each word.

NMT 模型是该 API 的核心,对最终用户不可见。NMT models are at the core of the API and are not visible to end users. 唯一明显的区别是改进的翻译质量,尤其是针对中文、日语和阿拉伯语等语言。The only noticeable difference is improved translation quality, especially for languages such as Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic.

详细了解 NMT 的工作原理Learn more about how NMT works

后续步骤Next steps