Coming later this spring, the Kinect for Windows SDK is a programming toolkit that will enable researchers and enthusiasts easy access to the capabilities offered by the Microsoft Kinect device connected to computers running Microsoft Windows 7.
Microsoft Tag connects real life with the digital world. Microsoft Tags are small, colorful codes that can be printed, stuck, or displayed just about anywhere. When you snap a Tag with the camera on your internet-enabled phone, additional information or experiences are automatically opened on your phone. There is no fumbling with URLs or texting short codes. Microsoft Tags can make product packages, posters, print-based ads, magazine articles, exhibit signage, billboards, storefronts, business card, or just about anything else, interactive.
Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you. Then share your songs with your friends and family, post your songs online, or create your own music videos.
The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space-based telescopes in the world to enable seamless, guided explorations of the universe.
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- Microsoft and NOAA Collaborate to Enable Data Access and Innovation Across Government and Industry
Microsoft's collaboration with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to host weather, water, ocean, and climate data on Microsft Azure is intended to foster innovation from a rich community of researchers and other partners.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:00:00 GMT
- From the boardroom to the operating room: Making human-computer interaction for an era of more personal computing
About 70 Microsoft researchers are traveling this week to ACM CHI 2015, the premiere conference on human-computer interaction. See what projects are highlighted, and read abstracts and download .pdfs of the papers from Microsoft researchers.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:00:00 GMT
- Microsoft Azure helps build a smart campus
Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China and Microsoft Research are using Microsoft Azure and cross-platform smartphone apps to help students navigate campus, track assignments, and more.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:00:00 GMT
- All hands, no keyboard: New technology can track detailed hand motion
Researchers at Microsoft have developed a system that can track -- in real time -- all the sophisticated and nuanced hand motions that people make in their everyday lives.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:00:00 GMT
- Skype Translator: For these engineers, it’s personal
There’s no requirement that people working on Skype Translator speak another language, but the technology, which translates conversations in real time via video chat, has attracted people who have lived where their native language is not the only spoken.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:00:00 GMT
Tabular is an Excel 2013 add-in that brings the power of machine learning to data enthusiasts — the large class of spreadsheet users who wish to model and learn from their data, who have some knowledge of probability distributions and data schemas, but who are not necessarily professional developers. Tabular helps the data enthusiast model and visualize their data. Tabular automatically suggests a model from the data schema, allows the enthusiast to edit and refine the model, infers model parameters from data and predicts missing values, and visualizes the results using Excel’s standard features. The ability to query for missing values provides a uniform interface to a wide variety of tasks, including classification, clustering, recommendation, and ranking. Tabular is based on probabilistic programming technology, which enables a wide range of machine learning algorithms to be constructed based on a probabilistic model. A unique feature is that Tabular models are simply succinct annotations on the relational schema of the Excel data model. Tabular provides a fast and fluid visual interface to the underlying Infer.NET inference engine..
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:39:18 GMT
- Dataset for Inferring Missing Entity Type Instances for Knowledge Base Completion
This is a dataset that can be used for training and evaluating knowledge base completion approaches for inferring missing entity type instances. We construct our training snapshot by taking the Freebase snapshot on 3rd September, 2013 and consider entities that have a link to their Wikipedia page. The development and test data consists of facts that were added to the 1st June, 2014 snapshot of Freebase. To get negative data, we make a closed world assumption treating any unobserved instance in Freebase as a negative example. Unobserved instances in the Freebase snapshot on 3rd September, 2013 and 1st June, 2014 are used as negative examples in training and testing respectively.
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 02:03:15 GMT
- Microsoft Research Project Colletta
Project Colletta is an extension of the Windows UI that supports lightweight management of the user's activities through tagging.
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:03:31 GMT
- MSR Demosaicing Dataset
The Microsoft Research Cambridge demosaicing data set consists of set of raw images, and their downscaled versions which can be used for learning and evaluating demosaicing (and possibly other tasks like denoising), both in linear-space and color-space.
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:29:14 GMT
- Image Composite Editor (32 bit)
Image Composite Editor (ICE) is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the app creates a seamless high-resolution panorama. ICE can also create a panorama from a panning video, including stop-motion action overlaid on the background. Finished panoramas can be shared and viewed in 3D on the Photosynth web site, or saved in a variety of image formats.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:19:38 GMT