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Issue-17-–-Speeding-up-Neural-MT

Author: Raj Nath Patel, Machine Translation Scientist @ Iconic

For all the benefits Neural MT has brought in terms of translation quality, producing output quickly and efficiently is still a challenge for developers. All things being equal, Neural MT is slower than its statistical counterpart. This is particularly the case when running translation on standard processors (CPUs) as opposed to faster, more powerful (but also more...

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Issue-16-Revisiting-synthetic-training-data-for-Neural-MT

Author: Dr. Patrik Lambert, Machine Translation Scientist @ Iconic

In a previous guest post in this series, Prof. Andy Way explained how to create training data for Neural MT through back-translation. This technique involves translating monolingual data in the target language into the source language to obtain a parallel corpus of "synthetic" source and "authentic" target data - so called back-translation. Andy reported interesting findings whereby,...

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Issue-15-Document-Level-Neural-MT

Author: Dr. Rohit Gupta, Sr. Machine Translation Scientist @ Iconic

In this week's post, we take a look at document-level neural machine translation. Most, if not all existing approaches to machine translation operate on the sentence level. That is to say, when translating a document, it is actually split up into individual sentences or segments, and they are processed independently of each other. With document-level Neural MT,...

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TranslatingEurope-Brussels-Nov8-9

Iconic is honored to have our CEO, John Tinsley, be invited as an expert panelist at the Translating Europe Forum, taking place in Brussels, November 8-9. The Translating Europe Forum is a conference which brings together stakeholders and professionals from the language industry to discuss translation, the translation profession and its wider context. Participants include language technology companies and language service providers, universities, freelance translators,...

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Iconic awarded the TAUS Game Changers Innovation Award for Neural Machine Translation (NMT) Solution to resolve global litigation issue Award based on adaption and development of  proprietary Neural Machine Translation technology for the legal industry Dublin, Ireland - October 16, 2018 - Iconic Translation Machines (Iconic), a leading Irish translation software company, has been awarded the TAUS Game Changers Innovation Award at the TAUS Annual Conference in...

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LocWorld - Barcelona – June 14 -16

Autumn is a busy time in the localization conference arena, and another event which Iconic is looking forward to attending is LocWorld 38, taking place in Seattle, Washington from October 17th to the 19th at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. The theme for LocWorld 38 is, appropriately, "Digital Transformation", and given that the Digital Transformation is indeed taking place all around us, this event...

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Spotlight on machine translation at East meets West 2017

The European Patent Office (EPO) Patent Information Conference will take place in Brussels from November 12th - 14th and Iconic looks forward to once again attending this, one of the leading patent information events in Europe.  The EPO supports innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe. They have been hosting this event annually since 1991, bringing together the key players in European patent information, such...

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