The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

55. How Good is Machine Translation?

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

Kevin Knight [+-]
University of Southern California
Kevin Knight is Research Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Southern California.

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Automatic translation of human languages has been a challenge for artificial intelligence since the 1950s. Around 2010, translation software suddenly reached usable quality levels and began processing billions of words per day, including speech and text. The main breakthrough has been programming machines to learn translation rules autonomously from large quantities of human-translated material. Still, systems can only translate a fraction of the world's languages.

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Knight, Kevin. 55. How Good is Machine Translation?. The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 271-274 Jul 2019. ISBN 9781781798553. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38175. Date accessed: 18 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38175. Jul 2019

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