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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Translating Lost Languages Using ML

 Most interesting, lots more at the link.  Via patterns of association in other languages.   Might this be used in ways to link with associations between other language style 'patterns'?  What are the assumptions regarding the forms of the languages?   Ideas?   Plan to pass this along to people at our  'Language Lab'.  

Translating Lost Languages Using ML

MIT News, By Adam Conner-Simons. October 21, 2020

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a machine learning system that can automatically translate a lost language, without advanced knowledge of its relationship to other dialects. The system applies principles based on historical linguistic insights, including the fact that languages generally evolve in certain predictable patterns. MIT's Regina Barzilay and Jiaming Luo developed a decipherment algorithm that can segment words in an ancient language and map them to words in related languages. The algorithm infers relationships between languages, and can assess proximity between languages.

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