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 – 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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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Neural Networks

This is the title of my presentation proposal for ATA58, the yearly conference of the American Translators Association (ATA), which will take place in Washington DC from October 25th to October 28th. The proposal was accepted and my presentation is preliminarily scheduled for Friday afternoon, October 27th, in the science and technology track. I became…

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Candidate Statement – NCTA Board of Directors

I am honored to be running for the Board of Directors of the Northern California Translators Association. Below is my candidate statement: One of my life mottos is: “Every problem has a solution. You just have to find it.” (Author unknown.) I believe that this does not only apply to math and physics homework problems,…

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Scam Alert! Corporate Compliance Services

Today, another scam reached my inbox, my postal mail box, to be precise. A letter by “Corporate Compliance Services” sent me a “Labor Law Compliance Request Form,” notifying me that I am required to pay $84.00 to comply with federal law 92 USC Sec. 999 etc. etc. and so on and so forth. Obviously, they…

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