The New Frontier for Machine Translation: The Neural Frontier
Neural Machine Translation has recently received a lot of hype. There is no doubt it is an emerging technology with massive potential, but it is not yet a sweeping solution to all ills. Several factors prevent NMT from being commercially ready. Expectations, therefore, need to be managed. That is the goal of this talk.
The presenters will describe a collaborative initiative—between Iconic, a commercial MT software provider, and ADAPT, a world-leading MT research group working on NMT—that looks at the pros and cons of respective MT approaches. The talk will provide a qualitative comparison of translation output across different languages and projects. The findings indicate areas where NMT might have the most immediate impact for end-users.