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  • NL Seminar- Translation of Asylum Testimonials from Low-Resource Languages

    Thu, Aug 27, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

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    Speaker: Ugur Yavuz ISI Summer Intern, Dartmouth College

    Talk Title: Translation of Asylum Testimonials from Low-Resource Languages

    Abstract: Many asylum seekers along the southern border of the United States speak low-resource languages that are not available on commercial translation services. As a result, the translation of their testimonials poses a real challenge to the legal system, as well as non-governmental organizations. We will discuss potential techniques that would facilitate this task, such as transfer learning, domain adaptation, and corpus expansion, and also explain our work in compiling bilingual corpora for Mixtec and Kanjobal languages.

    Biography: Ugur Yavuz is a summer intern working at the Natural Language Group with Dr. Jon May. He is a rising senior at Dartmouth College studying computer science and mathematics.

    Host: Jon May and Emily Sheng

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

    Webcast: https://youtu.be/xL9kMb2lTa4

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/xL9kMb2lTa4

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Petet Zamar

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