NMT 97 Target Conditioned Sampling Optimising Data Selection for Multilingual Neural Machine Translation

Author: Dr. Chao-Hong Liu, Machine Translation Scientist @ Iconic Introduction It is known that neural machine translation (NMT) is particularly tricky in the case of low-resource languages. Thus, it is not surprising that researchers are actively investigating how to improve the performance on NMT systems for low-resource languages and many approaches are currently being explored. In issue #88 of our blog we reviewed a method to use...

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Using annotations for machine translating Named Entities

Author: Dr. Carla Parra Escartín, Global Program Manager @ Iconic Introduction Getting the translation of named entities right is not a trivial task and Machine Translation (MT) has traditionally struggled with it. If a named entity is wrongly translated, the human eye will quickly spot it, and more often than not, those mistranslations will make people burst into laughter as machines can, seemingly, be very creative. To a...

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