1. Bridging the Online Language Barrier: Translating the Internet

    Bridging the Online Language Barrier: Translating the InternetNPR (blog)Many think a big part of the solution will be machine translation. Translation software has been around for decades with a mediocre track record, ...and more »
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      Discourse, Entailment, Machine Translation, NER, Parsing, Segmentation, Semantic, Sentiment, Summarization, WSD
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    1. The numbers support this anecdote. According to Internet World Stats, Arabic users on the Internet have increased by more than 2,000 percent over the past decade. Chinese will soon replace English as the most-used language on the web. And dozens of other languages are experiencing huge growth. On the one hand this is great: the more people who come online, the better. But as they join the web using different languages, how do we stop the internet from fracturing along language lines? Many think a big part of the solution will be machine translation. Translation software has been around for decades with a mediocre track record, but Google's translation service, Google Translate, is producing impressive results and improving quickly. "What we do is use hundreds of billions of words that Google infrastructure has access to, The idea is a Wikipedia-style approach to translation,
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