Burning Language Barriers Through Skype Translator

 Dec, 08 - 2014   Skye TranslatorSkype


Telecommunications software is one of the most sought-after applications in today’s modern era. This is due to the increasing demand of user-friendly and easy to access communication tools in the World Wide Web.

People in different sides of the earth tend to be closer to each other through the use of web applications. Even though they are divided by different time zones, no one is stopping them from communicating to each other. Business entities, for example, maintain their connection with international clients through chat or international voice calls and electronic mails. However, some are having a hard time in understanding the other side of the line because of language barriers. Sure, English is the universal language, but let us face the reality of it that not everybody in the world knows how to speak English. Also, some people, even though they know English, are more comfortable in using their native language in communicating. This is possibly one of the reasons why translator tools on the web are born.

To aid this complication, the heads of Microsoft and Skype presents a new language-translator tool that will be an added feature in Skype. The feature will provide translations in voice and in text for the use of speakers that are communicating in different languages. The system will require a short delay for processing the translation of texts. In a short while, the newly translated texts will pop out while a man-made voice will speak them out loud.

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella said that the project is already in its primary stages right at this moment. On the other hand, Gurdeep Pall, who is the vice president in charge of Skype, announced that the language translation tool will be available in Windows 8 beta at the end of this year.

Skype is a telecommunications software application that is used for video chats and voice calls among people all over the world. Sending instant messages and exchanging files is also possible through this platform as well as sending video messages and making conference calls. The application has been running since August 2003. However, Microsoft Corporation acquired it in 2011.

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