The challenges of translation for Facebook

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LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
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Yeah--it will be hard, I guess even if the technology got Apr 26, 2017

better, because language is a collection of idiolects basically, with some shared features. The only solution would be to forbid slang anywhere on the internet, and create glossaries of the words to use. Also a book with simplified grammar instructions might be useful. Don't take it seriously, please. At least not now. I cannot see any other solution, though.

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Michele Fauble  Identity Verified
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Really? Apr 26, 2017

"So, Ayan explained, Facebook takes monolingual data (i.e., text), runs it through machine translation, and, voilà, an artificial corpus of bilingual data is created. Apparently, using a large machine-generated parallel corpus to train an NMT system is still better than using a high quality but only small corpus."

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