Improvement in the Facebook language translation algorithm

Walmart.com klick!
Dec 12, 2018 7 Comments

I observed an instance where Hindi language written in English script was correctly translated by Facebook. This is impressive. See screenshot.

I have also observed that the translation quality has improved dramatically. I know that Facebook used to rely on Bing translation. I assume they have their own, much improved model now.

So did Facebook recently deploy this new model?

Improvement in the Facebook language translation algorithm

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  • Google / Eng catburglar
    Clearly the Indians at Facebook are doing their job correctly
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Wish clGP47
    The emojis got translated
    Dec 12, 2018 1
    • Facebook / Eng TCYOE
      We take our job very seriously 😐
      Dec 12, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng fat.snek
    We're working hard!
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • It is so easy to train and deploy a seq to seq model with attention and all the bells and whistles. Of course it's better and a lot of it depends on the quality of data pairs. Also Facebook has been doing a lot of work on unsupervised machine translation so they could do a better job even with less data. I suspect it is just one of these things.
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Facebook 한국
    When is Instagram going to have this feature?
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Facebook lostAl
    Danyawad
    Dec 12, 2018 0

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