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  • Non traditional resources and improved tools for low resource machine translation

    Mon, Feb 12, 2018 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

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    Speaker: Nima Pourdamghani, USC/ ISI

    Talk Title: NL Seminar-Non-traditional resources and improved tools for low resource machine translation

    Series: Natural Language Seminar

    Abstract: Thanks to massive training data, and powerful machine translation techniques, machine translation quality has reached acceptable levels for a handful of languages. However, for hundreds of other languages, translation quality decreases quickly as the size of the available training data becomes smaller. For languages with a few millions or less tokens of translation data called low resource languages in this dissertation traditional machine translation technologies fail to produce understandable translations into English. In this work, I explore various non-traditional sources for improving low-resource machine translation.

    Biography: Nima Pourdamghani is a phd student at USC ISI working with professor Kevin Knight. Nima's interests are natural language processing, and applications of machine learning in general. His phd thesis is on building tools to improve machine translation for hundreds of low-resource languages.

    Host: Nanyun Peng and Kevin Knight

    More Info: http://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - 11th Flr Conf Rm # 1135, Marina Del Rey

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Peter Zamar


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