translation challenges in an annual machine-translation competition.

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The winning result for Microsoft Research Asia was for machine-translation tasks for Chinese-English, English-Finnish, English-German, English-Lithuanian, French-German, German-English, German-French, and Russian-English. 

Microsoft was also placed second in English-Kazakh, Finnish-English and Lithuanian-English.

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The competition took place ahead of the 2019 fourth Conference on Machine Translation (WMT19). The WMT competition, now in its 14th year, gives academic researchers and tech firms like Yandex, Microsoft and IBM a chance to show off their translation tech in a competitive environment. READ MORE ON: ZD NET