ICS/CLEAR Early Career Scholar Colloquium, Rebecca Knowles, PhD Student

Title: Human in the Loop: Interactive and Adaptive Neural Machine Translation 

Presenter: Rebecca Knowles is a Ph.D. student and former NSF Graduate Fellow at the Center for Language and Speech Processing: Johns Hopkins University.

Abstract: Machine translation (using software to translate between text in different languages, e.g. Google Translate) has seen improvements in recent years, but certain translation use cases (e.g. law, medicine, marketing) require human-quality translations. Today, such translations are often created by human translators using computer aided translation (CAT) tools that are designed to increase productivity. This talk focuses on recent and continuing work on neural machine translation for use in CAT tools. After introducing CAT tools and techniques, I will discuss an approach to interactive translation prediction ("auto-complete for translators") and its use in a CAT tool. Additionally, I will describe work on adapting neural machine translation systems to learn from human translators' corrections.

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Muenzinger Psychology, Rooms D428 and D430 on the fourth floor
1905 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309

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