AfricaNLP workshop @ Eighth International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR 2020)
Alp Öktem, Mirko Plitt, Grace Tang Tigrinya Neural Machine Translation with Transfer Learning for Humanitarian Response. In: AfricaNLP workshop @ Eighth International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR 2020) 2020 April 26; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Online).
We report our experiments in building a domain-specific Tigrinya-to-English neural machine translation system. We use transfer learning from other Ge’ez script languages and report an improvement of 1.3 BLEU points over a classic neural baseline. We publish our development pipeline as an open-source library and also provide a demonstration application.
- Open access in arXiv.