Yuri Balashov, professor of philosophy at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Georgia, published a review article about OPUS-CAT at the ATA Chronicle:
- Motivation letter including ideas for project-related research work (1-4 pages)
- A curriculum vitae
- List of publications
- The degree certificate of the PhD degree (or documentation of public defence permission)
- Two names of referees who would be available to provide references on demand
Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers can optionally also be attached to the application.
Further information: Jörg Tiedemann (jorg.tiedemann AT helsinki DOT fi)
Another early-stage project is coming from Jörg Tiedemann at the University of Helsinki, who is working with colleagues to develop open translation models for the Grid. These models use deep neural networks—layered software architectures that implement complex mathematical functions—to map text into numeric representations. Using data sets to train the models to find the best ways to solve problems takes a lot of computing power and is expensive. Making the models available for re-use will help developers build tools for low-density languages. “Minority languages get too little attention because they are not commercially interesting,” Tiedemann says. “This gap needs to be closed.”
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The integration of our machine translation models in huggingface created big attention world-wide. Now FCAI is also sharing a news item about our developments and the contributions to open science and accessible NLP for many languages. Here is the news item: https://fcai.fi/news/2020/6/15/huge-contribution-to-democratizing-natural-language-processing-1
There is a news article at CSC that features our research in FoTran and on multilingual machine translation: https://www.csc.fi/en/-/seeking-to-understand-language-by-learning-from-translations. Check it out …
In memory of our friend and colleague Timo Honkela who passed away last week we would like to upload these two links once again about his concept of the peace machine:
May he rest in peace and his spirit inspire us also in the future.
Our NMT models from OPUS-MT are in the news as they are now ported and integra
Alessandro presents FoTran during the Poster session of the AI Day 2019 organised by FCAI. And a presentation about the FCAI special interest group for language speech and cognition was also part of the programme. Here is a another summary of the event.
There were two presentations from our group at HELDIG Summit, one about FoTran and one about the new Special Interest Group on Language, Speech and Cognition under the umbrella of FCAI.