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Tencent Begins Internal Testing of Microblog Translation Tool

Southern Daily, 6/21/11

To help its users better communicate with international celebrities, Chinese internet firm Tencent's (0700.HK) microblogging product, Tencent Microblog, recently joined forces with Kingsoft (3888.HK), maker of the machine translation product PowerWord, and Netease's (Nasdaq: NTES) online dictionary Youdao to develop a microblog translation tool, currently in internal testing.

Tencent said that Kingsoft PowerWord technology would be responsible for automatic translations from English, while Youdao will offer automatic translation for Japanese and Korean. Tencent is also in talks with several other major translation partners.

Keywords: overseas Kingsoft Netease dictionary Internet Youdao Tencent PowerWord 0700.HK 3888.HK microblogging NTES

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