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Academic Paper

Title: Emerging trends: APIs for speech and machine translation and more
Author: Kenneth Church
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Abstract: Lots of companies are offering lots of APIs. Reviews are not always as constructive as they could be. Some reviews encourage unproductive work on checkbox features that no one wants. It makes no sense to do the wrong thing badly. Constructive reviews should help focus priorities on what matters. Users care more about a great box opening experience than small improvements in word error rate and BLEU, popular metrics for speech and translation. In 15 minutes or less, can we teach potential users something new (and fun) that does something useful, such as how to translate PowerPoint between English and Chinese, preserving many of the features that are important to PowerPoint such as graphics and animations? See Appendix for the solution.


This article appears IN Natural Language Engineering Vol. 24, Issue 6, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .

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