Tuesday 10 September 2013

Will translation ever be fully automated? Author: Marc Dymetman

Translation requires a deep understanding of language yet this ability lies far away on the horizon of machine translation. Today’s statistical methods are however moving in the right direction, providing imperfect yet useful translations. Short-term progress is likely to come from stronger statistical learning combined with linguistic knowledge and better modelling of the target language.    

This is the 5th article in the XRCE 20th anniversary series.  

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Tuesday 10 September 2013

XRCE 20th anniversary distinguished speaker series: Navi Radjou, September 16th 11am.

As part of the XRCE's 20th anniversary events  the centre is running a series of distinguished speaker seminars  . 

Seminar: JUGAAD: A Frugal and Flexible Approach To Innovation ; September 16th, 2013 at 11:00 AM.

Navi Radjou  is an innovation and leadership strategist based in Silicon Valley. He is also a Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and a World Economic Forum (WEF) faculty member. He is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation and a regular columnist on

Friday 30 August 2013

Interact 2013, Cape Town, South Africa; 2-6 September 2013

Relationship-based Business Process Crowdsourcing?  Jacki O'Neill and David Martin

Interact 2013

Friday 30 August 2013

Machine Translation Summit XIV; 2-6 September 2013, Nice, France

Confidence-driven Rewriting for Improved Translation, Sriram Venkatapathy Sachar Mirkin and Marc Dymetman .

Marc Dymetman, programme committee. 

MT Summit 2013

Wednesday 28 August 2013

Can “made up” languages help computers translate real ones? Author: Claude Roux

The idea of communication via artificial language such as Esperanto is known as constructed languages or “conlangs”.  Hollywood and the film industry in general is particularly fond of conlangs. These constructed languages are in fact languages in the proper sense of the term and are an efficient way to help computers translate text into multiple languages on the fly.

This is the 4th article in the XRCE 20th anniversary series .

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Monday 05 August 2013

Computer science meets journalism by Matthias Galle.

A revolution is about to disrupt how news is created and the very nature of journalism. These changes are attributed to automation, analytics and crowdsourcing all of which touch a broad sector of business. Read more

This is the 3rd article to appear in the XRCE 20th anniversary series .

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Monday 05 August 2013

IIEMCA 2013: Technologies and Techniques; Waterloo, Canada; August 05-13, 2013

David Martin  will participate in the  IIEMCA conference and present a paper: Understanding Thoroughness as an Emergent Feature in Graphic Design Work .

Friday 02 August 2013

Seminar: Data Structures for Efficient Inference and Optimization in Expressive Continuous Domains. Aug 2nd 11:00

Scott Sanner , senior researcher, NICTA and adjunct research fellow, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia 

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Tuesday 30 July 2013

A tribute to visual words and how they revolutionized computer vision by Diane Larlus & Florent Perronnin

We love visual content. Think of all the photos we share on social websites. Along with videos, pictures have become a major way of sharing information between individuals. While the power of words is limited by language and cultural barriers, pictures and videos are a universal communication media which transcends such differences. Yet, this wealth of media and information has little value per se if it cannot be easily accessed... Read more

This is the second article in the XRCE 20th anniversary series. More info about this series. 

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Sunday 04 August 2013

Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) 2013 Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria; August 4-9, 2013.

CVSC: Workshop on Continuous Vector Space Models and  Their Compositionality (Friday August 9th)

Contributed Talk: Aggregating Continuous Word Embeddings for Information Retrieval, Stephane Clinchant and Florent Perronnin

8th Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation.  Nicola CanceddaMarc DymetmanShachar Mirkin  and Markos Mylonakis on program committee.

System demonstration:  "SORT: An Interactive Source-Rewriting Tool for Improved Translation " Shachar Mirkin, Sriram Venkatapathy , Marc Dymetman, Ioan Calapodescu.

Investigations in Exact Inference for Hierarchical Translation
Wilker Aziz, Marc Dymetman and Sriram Venkatapathy 

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