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LinkedIn taps Microsoft’s language skills for new translation tool within main feed
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LinkedIn taps Microsoft’s language skills for new translation tool within main feed

LinkedIn has added a new feature that allows immediate translation of posts in its information feed.

Now, beneath a publish on LinkedIn that’s completely different from a person’s native language, there’s a button to “See Translation.” Customers can then price the standard of the translation.

In a weblog publish, LinkedIn’s Angelika Clayton and Bing Zhao wrote that the flexibility to translate posts has been a frequent request from customers. Greater than half of LinkedIn’s lively customers reside outdoors the U.S., so breaking down language limitations has been a precedence of the corporate for years.

Constructing the translation options required collaboration between quite a few groups throughout LinkedIn and Microsoft, which purchased the enterprise social community for $26.2 billion in 2016. The Microsoft Textual content Analytics API from Azure that detects as much as 120 languages and Translator Textual content API from Microsoft Cognitive Companies, which gives the flexibility to customise translations for a selected area, such because the information feed, play an necessary function within the new See Translation characteristic.

Since Microsoft’s deal to purchase LinkedIn closed in December 2016, the 2 corporations have been rolling out integrations. Most lately, LinkedIn leveraged Microsoft’s Bing Maps to start out putting commute times on job pages. 

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