Microsoft launches automatic Kiswahili translation service

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Microsoft has unveiled the launch of Kiswahili text translation which is, according to the company, the first African language to be supported by the company’s automatic translation service – Microsoft Translator.

According to Microsoft, translation to Kiswahili will be available throughout the Microsoft Translator ecosystem of supported products, thus empowering individuals and organisations through fast and cost-effective translation.

The translation system aims at increasing access to knowledge as well as encouraging intercultural communication by creating new language systems.