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Pavel Doronin Tuesday, 21 March 2017 in The Quantum Leap

Neural is the New Black

This article is the first in a series we'll be posting, exploring the topic of machine translation. Powering the SmartCAT ecosystem with flexible third-party integration capabilities, we’re preparing to enter the Convergence era, in line with the insightful outlook* Jaap van der Meer presented on TAUS in 2013. Not just evolve with the industry but take the lead in this process, that’s what we’re up to.

*Read Jaap’s article on TAUS here.

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Anna Samiotou Tuesday, 04 October 2016 in The Quantum Leap

Neural Machine Translation: the New Kid on the Block

Nowadays, in one way or another, machine translation (MT) is part of our everyday lives. Most likely Google made that happen, about a decade ago, by launching Google Translate, a free instant online general-purpose translator allowing users to translate any text (words, phrases, documents, web pages) in different language directions.

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Maxim Khalilov Monday, 19 September 2016 in The Quantum Leap

Deep Learning is Coming: Why Machine Translation is Becoming Better

The last significant breakthrough in the technology of statistical machine translation (SMT) was in 2005. That year, David Chiang published his famous paper on hierarchical translation models that allowed to significantly improve the quality of statistical MT between distant languages. Nowadays we are standing on the verge of an even more exciting moment in MT history: deep learning (DL) is taking MT towards much higher accuracy and finally brings human-like semantics to the translation process.

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Dimitar Shterionov Wednesday, 14 September 2016 in The Quantum Leap

Translating with Cerebral Machines: Where Can It Take Us?

Neural Machine Translation (NMT) systems have achieved impressive results in many Machine Translation (MT) tasks in the past couple of years. This is mainly due to the fact that Neural Networks can solve non-linear functions, making NMT perfect for mimicking the linguistic rules followed by the human brain.

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Luigi Muzii Monday, 27 June 2016 in The Quantum Leap

When butterflies dream of electric sheep

When I attended translation courses, I was assigned to write a commentary on George F. Will’s column Reading, Writing and Rationality on the Newsweek issue ofMarch 17, 1986.

Even then, with no Internet and television as the dominant media, students were urged to read.

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Adam LaMontagne Tuesday, 10 May 2016 in The Quantum Leap

Getting to Equilibrium: Can We Use Machine Learning to Predict Translation Demand?

In a recent NPR news piece Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It, Jeff Schneider, engineering lead at Uber describes how they are using machine learning to hack the problem of supply and demand.

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