Tag Archive for Skype

Natural Language Processing Can’t Beat Human Translators (Yet)

by Angela Guess Ofer Shoshan of Beta News recently wrote, “Anyone who has tried to read a Google Translated article knows that machine translations still don’t entirely get things like context, colloquial and nuance. This hysterical rendition of the hit song ‘Let It Go’ — where the lyrics were Google Translated into another language and…

Microsoft Talks Up What It’s Calling The First Truly Virtual Personal Assistant

As The Semantic Web Blog discussed yesterday here, the Virtual Personal Assistant is getting more personal. Microsoft officially unveiled Cortana as part of the Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone software at its Build event yesterday, and the service effectively replaces the search function on Windows smartphones, both for the Internet and locally. This statement served as…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Senior Software Development Engineer

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by Angela Guess Skype, a division of Microsoft, is looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer in Palo Alto, CA. According to the post, “This role offers a seasoned engineer, with a blend of Node.js, NoSql, distributed data platforms, and data analytics skills, the opportunity to help build a talented team and significantly impact making…