The application Google Translate will be simultaneous translation of speech

Jan

12

2015

As it became known, in the Google Translate app will soon be a function of speech recognition and interpretation it into other languages. It is expected that the update will soon be released in Google Play and the App Store.

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Google Translate can recognize spoken words in multiple languages ​​and translations made in text form. Initially, the function will only be available for the most popular and widely spoken languages ​​- their number is likely to enter English, Spanish, Chinese, French and German. Later, innovation, and will be available for less common languages.

In December last year, Microsoft has introduced a similar function in test mode for Skype Translator . It allows you to simultaneously translate speech during voice calls. So far, the innovation support only two languages ​​- Spanish and English.

Google Translate app for iOS and Android uses monthly about 50 million people. In addition, own web browser Google Chrome has a function to translate pages, and e-mail service Google Mail works in 140 languages, including Klingon, “pirate” and “Elmer Fudd”.

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Google also plans to introduce a service for automatic translation of texts on road signs and signboards. The user can learn the value of foreign-language inscriptions using the camera pointing at the plate. Such technology is already implemented in the application Word Lens , available for Android, iOS and augmented reality glasses Google Glass. Previously, Google acquired the company responsible for the development of Word Lens, – Quest Visual. Translate the inscriptions also able application TextGrabber + Translator Russian company ABBYY.

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