November 24th

14:00, amphi Digiteo (Shannon 660) (see location):

Rico Sennrich (University of Edinburgh)

Title: Neural Machine Translation: Breaking the Performance Plateau


Neural machine translation has seen substantial improvements
in the last two years, and is quickly establishing itself as the
dominant MT technology. I will present recent advances that have
contributed to the rapid progress in the area. I will then analyze the
strengths of neural machine translation, and how it has been able to
surpass phrase-based methods in aspects such as fluency, and discuss
challenges that the MT community will need to address in the future.

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