Why Google believes nothing will be lost in translation (video)

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Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
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amazing Jul 18, 2015

Although it is unclear what they mean by "neural networks."

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LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
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It simply proves Jul 18, 2015

that they do not know much about translation.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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What ANNs are Jul 18, 2015

Susan Welsh wrote:
Although it is unclear what they mean by "neural networks."


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_neural_network

I'm surprised that this story just made it to BBC, since Google has been experimenting with ANNs in machine translation since about 2012 at least. They also use ANNs in image recognition (e.g. facial recognition). If I understand correctly, ANNs are simply statistical learning models, which means that the translation will still be statistical. There will just be more magic to it.


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Daryo
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not so surprising Jul 20, 2015

"I'm surprised that this story just made it to BBC, " ... two points:

1 -- a sizable majority of journalists would write about anything without knowing anything, or very little about the subject
"a journalist getting everything right" is news, as would be "man bites dog"

2 -- not having enough "real news", they may be just "reheating" some old press release from the Google translate team ... look at the date - it's summer

Having said that, there is a real potential is using neural networks - machine aided translation will keep improving, but will not achieve anytime soon a level where it could be called "real translation" [which would imply understanding the ST]


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