iV&L mentioned at #TranslatingEurope Forum 2016

Yannick Versley Uncategorized

Marie-Francine Moens will give an invited lecture at the #TranslatingEurope Forum 2016 in Brussels organised by the European Commission on the topic of Deep Learning for Machine Translation and Machine Understanding, mentioning topics such as cross-modal translation as a test for the machine understanding of language, and learning world or common-sense knowledge from visual data as future research direction to harness multimodal representation of actions and events to improve language understanding by machines, which will help machines further on the way to potentially mimic human contextual adaptation.

The aim of the #TranslatingEurope Forum, run by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation, is to spark conversations between different sides of the translation community in Europe, this year with a focus on translation tools and technologies. As Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) boom in many domains of machine cognitive processing, including Neural Machine Translation,which recently became the state-of-the-art technology in machine translation at the same time begging the question whether pattern recognition is all we need to render meaning properly from one language to another.