Not lost in translation: Researchers ‘teach’ computers to translate accurately

Online translators are getting better, but there’s still room for improvement. Researchers are now contributing new artificial intelligence techniques that could help accurately build full sentences. Algorithms developed by researchers at the University of Liverpool give computers a human-like touch while translating words and languages. They believe their methods are key to improving accuracy. Using the algorithms, a computer will be able to translate a word from an unknown language, and then provide context to it. As a result, the computer will be able to build a proper sentence by adding words around it. [ Don’t miss a thing! Sign up for CIO.com newsletters ] Much like humans referencing a dictionary, the algorithms will look up the meaning of words through services like WordNet. Based on a scoring mechanism, the algorithms will weigh…


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