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Facebook to Open Source Its Neural Machine Translation, Zuckerberg Announces

Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Facebook is claiming that a new approach to machine translation using convolutional neural networks (CNNs) can help translate languages more accurately (read: increase quality on a BLEU scale) and up to nine times faster than the traditional recurrent neural networks (RNNs). CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself announced the news in his own Facebook page.

The company’s bold claims were anchored on results of a study conducted by five members of Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) team and outlined in detail in a paper entitled “Convolutional Sequence to Sequence Learning.”

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