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Vocre mobile app aims to simplify language translation (video)

Foreign-language phrase books or dictionaries often only get you so far if you're a beginner trying to hold a conversation in your non-native language.

But a mobile app called Vocre aims to make such a conversation "as simple as record, review, and translate," according to Andrew Lauder, founder of MyLanguage, which created the app.

To get a conversation going, the app uses some of the same technology that powers Siri, Apple's voice assistant, as well as audio technology from a company called iSpeech. MyLanguage is also using a crowdsourcing model so that the translation technology gets … Read more