Bing Translator (previously Live Search Translator and Windows Live Translator) is a user facing translation portal provided by Microsoft as part of its Bing services to translate texts or entire web pages into different languages. All translation pairs are powered by the Microsoft Translatorstatistical machine translation platform and web service, developed by Microsoft Research, as its backend translation software. Two transliteration pairs (between Chinese Traditional and Chinese Simplified) are provided by Microsoft's Windows International team.
In addition to standard text and web page translation, Bing Translator includes several additional features:
When translating an entire web page, or when the user selects "Translate this page" in Bing search results, the Bilingual Viewer will be shown, which allows users to browse the original web page text and translation in parallel, supported by synchronized highlights, scrolling, and navigation
Four Bilingual Viewer layouts are available:
Side by side
Top and bottom
Original with hover translation
Translation with hover original
Website owners can add a translation widget to their website for translating it into other languages supported by Bing Translator; this is done by inserting an HTML code snippet on the web page
In addition, owners of websites or blogs may integrate a Bing Translator widget into their websites or blogs; this widget will enable visitors to translate the web page into which the widget is integrated into their language of choice.