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Akshai Ramesh

This week Iconic has expanded our scientific team. We are happy to introduce to you our newest Machine Translation Scientist, Akshai Ramesh. Akshai recently completed a Master's degree in Data Analytics from Dublin City University, bringing a valuable skill set to the team. We recently had a chat with Akshai to get to know him better.  Hi Akshai, welcome to Iconic! Could you tell us a...

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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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Relativity Fest Chicago 2020

Dublin – 03 September 2020 – Iconic Translation Machines (Iconic), a world-leading Machine Translation (MT) software and solutions provider, announces its Silver Level sponsorship and participation at Relativity Fest 2020. Taking place the 21st – 23rd September, virtually, the Relativity Fest annual conference offers a community of e-discovery, compliance, and tech professionals a platform to work together to transform discovery. The event will have live...

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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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World-Drug-Safety-2020

Date: 1-2 September 2020 Location: Virtual Title: World Drug Safety Congress Americas The World Drug Safety Congress Americas will be a virtual event this year, taking place September 1 - 2. This premier conference is the most senior-level, industry-focused event for the pharmacovigilance (PV) community, globally, bringing together key players from the drug safety community to address drug safety challenges. With over 30 countries represented...

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NMT 95 Constrained Parameter Initialisation for Deep Transformers in Neural MT

Author: Dr. Patrik Lambert, Senior Machine Translation Scientist @ Iconic Introduction As the Transformer model is the state of the art in Neural MT, researchers have tried to build wider (with higher dimension vectors) and deeper (with more layers) Transformer networks. Wider networks are more costly in terms of training and generation time, thus they are not the best option in production environments. However, adding encoder layers...

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Ilta On banner

Date: 24 – 28 August Location: Virtual Title: ILTA>ON ILTACON has been renamed as ILTA>ON this year, as it takes the virtual route for the sake of public safety due to Covid-19. This virtual experience for the global legal technology community takes place 24th - 28th August, 2020. The five day conference offers insights into legal technology and professional education for those working in technology...

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