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Facebook Transitions to Neural Machine Translation

     
1:09 pm on Aug 4, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Facebook is switching its systems away from phrased-based machine translations to neural networks. It says it now accounts for over 2,000 translation directions and 4.5 billion translations each day. The company claims this provides a more accurate and fluent translation.

I don't know if you've noticed the changes. Basic translations do seem to be similar, but more complex translations seem to have improved.

Read more about the change.

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7:31 pm on Aug 4, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I can now say "me too" in a dozen languages.

Part of what I was formerly seeing as the problem, was the FB translator not recognizing *my* language. It often would ask if I wanted to translate when the material was already in my language.
 

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