Translation and AI — Opportunities and Challenges of Neural Machine Translation

Track: TAUS | TS5 |
Friday, November 3, 2017, 9:00am – 9:45am
Held in: Mission City Ballroom 4
Ashish Thapliyal - Google 
Varden Wang - Google
Host: Anne-Maj van der Meer

Recently, neural approaches have delivered a quantum jump in the quality of machine translation and made it a viable option for many applications with a high quality bar. We will briefly introduce neural machine translation (NMT) and the Google translation model. We will discuss performance improvements compared to the phrase-based method and will also delve into how NMT is used within Google for localization. What advantages does Google Translate provide? Is it good enough for localization?