- EN 600.468 Machine Translation
- Spring 2016
- Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:45
- Hodson 313
- Computer Science Department
- Johns Hopkins University
Google translate instantly
translates between any pair of over eighty human languages
like French and English. How does it do that? Why does it
make the errors that it does? And how can you build something
better? Modern translation systems like Google Translate,
and SDL FreeTranslation
learn to translate by reading millions of words of already
translated text. This course will show you how they work.
We cover fundamental building blocks from linguistics,
machine learning, algorithms, data structures, and formal
language theory, showing how they apply to a difficult
real-word artificial intelligence problem.
- Philipp Koehn
- Adi Renduchintala firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office hours
- Wednesday 12-1, Hackermann 227
- Discussion Forum
- Statistical Machine Translation (errata)
by Philipp Koehn
You can read it online through the JHU library or
purchase from Amazon.
- To understand how machine translation works, you must build a translation system.
We will mainly grade hands-on work.
- Six homework assignments (10% each)
- Final project (30%)
- In-class presentation: Language in ten minutes (10%)