Machine Translation: theory and practice

Last modified by Carlos Ramisch on 2014-12-30

Monday, October 27 2014, 13:30 - 17:00
UFRGS, Instituto de Informática, Campus do Vale
Sala 102, prédio 43413 (67)

Have you ever used Google's famous translation system? Have you ever wondered how Google Translate works?
This mini-course is addressed at all students and researchers who want to know more about how computers can translate text from one language into another.
It will feature two parts: a first historical and theoretical overview on MT systems in general, and a second practical session where the students will train a statistical MT system from scratch, using the Moses toolkit.

Part 1: History and architectures of MT systems (linguistic, computational, operational)

Christian Boitet, 13:30 to 15:00

Part 2: Taming Moses: a practical introduction to Statistical Machine Translation

Carlos Ramisch, 15:30 to 17:00

Pre-requisites for practical session

  • Basic Linux command line
  • Basic notions of probability

Please, let us know that you would like to participate by sending an email to carlos dot ramisch at lif dot univ-mrs dot fr.

Created by Carlos Ramisch on 2014-10-17

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