artificial brain

An Introduction to Neural Networks

For the readers who have been wondering whether I have made any progress with my neural machine translation project, indeed, I have. I have successfully installed and run OpenNMT with the default settings as in the tutorial, though the resulting translations were fairly terrible. This was to be expected, since a whole lot of fine-tuning…

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Translorial.com — online version of the journal of the Northern California Translators Association

Sorry for the long silence on the blog, but I have been working on resurrecting Translorial.com, the online version of the Translorial, the journal of the Northern California Translators Association (NCTA). There are some very interesting articles, going all the way back to 1978. So head on over to Translorial.com and check it out!

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Slides for presentation at ATA58, ST-7, “An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Neural Networks”

You can download the slides for my presentation here. (© All rights reserved, though I am happy to share a version with higher resolution or give specific permission for reuse of the slides upon request.) Abstract: From spam filters to stock trading bots, the applications of artificial intelligence are already omnipresent. This poses important questions…

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Update

For those of you who are waiting for updates on my neural machine translation project, unfortunately, you will have to wait till after ATA58 next week. Sadly, work and other issues interfered with any reportable progress on the project. Meanwhile, I am very busy preparing my presentation on “Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Neural Nets.”…

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My Neural Machine Translation Project – Overview over Open-Source Toolkits – updated Dec 2017

Updated: December 2017 Before deciding on a toolkit, I needed to get an overview over the various open-source neural machine translation (MT) toolkits that are available at the time of writing (September 2017). In the following, I will summarize the features of the various toolkits from my point of view. Note that this summary does…

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My Neural Machine Translation Project – Summary

I recently embarked on the ambitious project to set up my own neural machine translation engine. This post serves as the overview page over the posts, with posts being added over time. August 28th, 2017: Prologue – explaining the who and the why August 30th, 2017: Choice and setup of the hardware September 12th, 2017:…

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My Neural Machine Translation Project – Prologue

Lately, when I introduce myself as a translator, or more specifically, as a patent translator, people invariably always ask me whether I’m worried that I’d be replaced by neural machine translation (NMT) in the next few years. Obviously, this being Silicon Valley with its ubiquitous self-driving cars, drones, and robot security guards, I can’t just…

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Translation Blues

Inspired by Janis Joplin’s “Mercedes Benz.” Oh Lord, won’t you give me a text that makes sense? The deadline is looming, I must make amends. Worked hard all the week long, no help from my friends, So Lord, won’t you give me a text that makes sense? Oh Lord, won’t you get them to pay…

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