Breaking Down the Language Barrier with Statistical Machine Translation

Advanced Research Seminar I/III
Graduate School of Information Science
Nara Institute of Science and Technology
January/february 2014


Graham Neubig,
Office hours: after class, or appointment by email ( where x=neubig)

Course Description

Machine translation is a technology to automatically translate from one language to another, and is becoming more and more widely used as the accuracy is reaching more usable levels. In this course I will introduce the basics behind machine-translation in a hands-on manner. At the end of each class there will be an exercise where you try out what you learned on real data.

Prerequisites: basic probability, programming skills.
Optional Textbooks:

Course Schedule

Jan 28, 30. Feb 4, 6. (9:20-10:50am) @ IS Building Room L2