A system to produce context-aware captions for news images

Computer systems that can automatically generate image captions have been around for several years. While many of these techniques perform considerably well, the captions they produce are typically generic and somewhat uninteresting, ...

Machine learning & AI

A new approach for unsupervised paraphrasing without translation

In recent years, researchers have been trying to develop methods for automatic paraphrasing, which essentially entails the automated abstraction of semantic content from text. So far, approaches that rely on machine 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 ...

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

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.


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.

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