What’s new with neural machine translation

Originally published at PangeaMT blog I recently attended TAUS Tokyo Summit, where neural machine translation (NMT) was a hot topic. As Macduff Hughes from Google put it “Neural machine translation was a rumor in 2016. The first releases and tests happened six months ago and now it is here.”  Although it is early days to

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Write for us (and get paid)!

Dear readers, If you have some great content that you would like to share with your peers, we have some great news for you. From now onwards, we will be accepting high quality guest blog posts for publishing in the NLPPeople blog on a paid basis. There are only two requirements to the content we

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New Open Source Tool – TM Cleaner

We are happy to announce Translation Memory (TM) Cleaner , a software for identifying the translation units in translation memories or parallel corpora that contains segments that are not translations of each other. TM Cleaner has the following features : 1. It is written in python and java. 2. It is hosted at github :

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NLP People: the 2016 NLP job market analysis

One year after its launch, NLPPeople analysed the hundreds of job ads that had been published on its website during that time. In a blog post we discussed the supremacy of the US in NLP jobs, the imbalance between industry and academia, among other other striking patterns. Almost three years later it’s time to take

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How do I create a customised machine translation engine?

The press releases and general hype around machine translation issued by IT giants like Google, Skype/Microsoft and IBM has increased the expectations of machine translation (MT) in recent years. Such PR work has led even the BBC to question whether human translators are facing the end of the line. This is only opposed by a

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Intelligent assistant landscape shows slow growth but huge potential

Ever since Apple’s Siri heralded the age of intelligent assistants (IAs) four years ago — followed by Microsoft, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook — pundits have complained that intelligent assistant technology isn’t living up to its promise. The truth is that innovation in this domain, as in all technological domains, follows a predictable cycle and goes

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Free summer schools in Corpus linguistics and other digital methods: Lancaster University, 12-15 July 2016

Lancaster University is pleased to offer six free training events that cover the techniques of corpus linguistics, computational analysis of language and geographical information systems. The following six Summer Schools will run in July 2016: o Corpus linguistics for Language studies o Corpus linguistics for Social Science o Corpus linguistics for the Humanities o Statistics

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Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics

The Survey of English Usage at University College London (UCL) will be running the fourth three-day Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics on 6-8 July 2016. The Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics is an introduction to Corpus Linguistics for students of language and linguistics and teachers of English. Participants should have a basic knowledge

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Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics

The Survey of English Usage at University College London (UCL) will be running the fourth three-day Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics on 6-8 July 2016. The Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics is an introduction to Corpus Linguistics for students of language and linguistics and teachers of English. Participants should have a basic knowledge

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