Radically inclusive machine translation gets mainstream press

March 7, 2019 ||

In a recent article, linguist Gretchen McCulloch of WIRED magazine echoes PanLex’s series on radically inclusive machine translation. She notes that only a small number of languages have well-supported machine translation. Most of the world’s 7,000 languages have little or no machine translation support, including some with tens of millions of speakers. However, that could all change with the progress made by researchers using monolingual social media posts to begin constructing translation data sets. How are they doing it? …read McCulloch’s article here

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