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New technology breaks through sign language barriers

Opportunities once distant to the hard-of-hearing community will become a reality with a breakthrough sign language translator. Engineers from Michigan State University developed and patented a technology that – unlike ...

Computer Sciences

Putting neural networks under the microscope

Researchers from MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) are putting the machine-learning systems known as neural networks under the microscope.

Computer Sciences

Bible helps researchers perfect translation algorithms

In search of inspiration for improving computer-based text translators, researchers at Dartmouth College turned to the Bible for guidance. The result is an algorithm trained on various versions of the sacred texts that can ...

Computer Sciences

How machine learning can break down language and trade barriers

Steep tariffs, challenging geography, government subsidies, and restrictive quotas come to mind when we think about the barriers to international trade. But there are lots of different languages in the world, and translation ...

Computer Sciences

Using multi-task learning for low-latency speech translation

Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in Germany, have recently applied multi-task machine learning to low-latency neural speech translation. Their study, which was pre-published on ArXiv, addresses ...

Software

Chinese to English translating: Not human, but exceptional

Microsoft announced Wednesday that its labs have developed an AI machine translation system that can translate from Chinese to English with the same accuracy as can a human. The researchers are at Asia and U.S. labs of Microsoft.

Software

Has auto-translation software finally stopped being so useless?

If you've ever put a phrase into an online translator and then laughed at the garbled results, your fun might be coming to an end. Google claimed last week to have eradicated 80% of the errors made by its translation software.

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