Learning Deep Semantics for Automatic Translation between Human Languages

Grant number: DP160102686 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019



This project seeks to integrate deep linguistics and deep learning to improve translation quality. The modern world relies increasingly on automatic translation of human languages to deal with billions of documents. Current translation systems struggle with complex texts and often produce misleading or incoherent outputs. Furthermore, they translate sentences independently and ignore their overall document-wide context. This project seeks to address these issues by developing a new approach using semantics – the underlying meaning of the text – to drive translation, both as discrete structures and continuous representations learned via deep learning. This may improve translation quality, the..

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University of Melbourne Researchers