NL Seminar- Translation of Asylum Testimonials from Low-Resource Languages
Thu, Aug 27, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Information Sciences Institute
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
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/
Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only
WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/xL9kMb2lTa4
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Petet Zamar
Event Link: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/