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Unsupervised machine translation: A novel approach to provide fast, accurate translations for more languages – Facebook Code
Training an MT model without access to any translation resources at training time (known as unsupervised translation) was the necessary next step. Research we are presenting at EMNLP 2018 outlines our recent accomplishments with that task. Our new approach provides a dramatic improvement over previous state-of-the-art unsupervised approaches and is equivalent to supervised approaches trained with nearly 100,000 reference translations. To give some idea of the level of advancement, an improvement of 1 BLEU point (a common metric for judging the accuracy of MT) is considered a remarkable achievement in this field; our methods showed an improvement of more than 10 BLEU points.

This is an important finding for MT in general and especially for the majority of the 6,500 languages in the world for which the pool of available translation training resources is either nonexistent or so small that it cannot be used with existing systems. For low-resource languages, there is now a way to learn to translate between, say, Urdu and English by having access only to text in English and completely unrelated text in Urdu – without having any of the respective translations.
unsupervised-learning  ml  machine-learning  ai  translation  facebook 
august 2018 by jm
Even Racists Got the Blues
racist tries to make a "Blue Lives Matter" tee shirt as gaeilge, accidentally writes "Black Lives Matter" instead. perfect
racists  duh  stupid  translation  fail  daoine-gorme  irish  blm  cops  funny 
september 2017 by jm
President's message gets lost in (automated) translation
In a series of bizarre translations, YouTube’s automated translation service took artistic licence with the [President's] words of warmth.

When the head of state sent St Patrick’s Day greetings to viewers, the video sharing site said US comedian Tina Fey was being “particular with me head”. As President Higgins spoke of his admiration for Irish emigrants starting new communities abroad, YouTube said the President referenced blackjack and how he “just couldn’t put the new iPhone” down. And, in perhaps the most unusual moment, as he talked of people whose hearts have sympathy, the President “explained” he was once on a show “that will bar a gift card”.


(via Daragh O'Brien)
lol  president  ireland  michael-d-higgins  automation  translation  machine-learning  via:daraghobrien  funny  blackjack  iphone  tina-fey  st-patrick  fail 
march 2015 by jm
Google Translate of "Lorem ipsum"
The perils of unsupervised machine learning... here's what GTranslate reckons "lorem ipsum" translates to:
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lorem-ipsum  boilerplate  machine-learning  translation  google  translate  probabilistic  tomato-sauce  cisco  funny 
june 2013 by jm
Phishing in Irish
someone has gone to the trouble of translating the 'Hang Seng Bank' phish to Gaeilge. I would surmise that some phisher has a table of CCTLD-to-language mappings and is pasting their text into Google Translate before spamming their .ie address list. If only they knew how few people can read it!
irish  gaeilge  funny  languages  translation  from delicious
february 2010 by jm
Google Translate fail
Google reckons that the English translation of "Amhran na bhFiann" -- the Irish national anthem -- is "Save The Queen". ie. part of the *English* national anthem. the perils of machine learning (via Adam Maguire)
via:AdamMaguire  funny  fail  google  translation  machine-learning  from delicious
january 2010 by jm

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