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Thursday, May 12 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Introducing Apache Joshua (Incubating) - The Foundations First Statistical Machine Translation Toolkit - Lewis McGibbney, NASA JPL

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Please allow me to introduce Apache Joshua (Incubating). Joshua has a passion for languages... a serious passion. Although absolutely brand new to the Apache Incubator, Joshua needs little introduction within the Statistical Machine Translation (STM) arena. This presentation promises to deliver on Joshua's motivation, functional capabilities and roadmap as the community progress down the path to graduation. In particular this presentation will cover some of the many features offered by Joshua including (i) support for both phrase-based and syntax-based decoding models (ii) translation of weighted input lattices (iii) Thrax: a Hadoop-based, scalable grammar extractor, and (iv) Joshua's sparse feature architecture. The presentation details ongoing use of Joshua within a number of DARPA projects which aim to advance online search capabilities far beyond the current state of the art.

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Lewis McGibbney

DAAC Engineer, PO.DAAC
My name is Lewis John McGibbney, I am currently a Data Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where I work in Computer Science and Data Intensive Applications. I enjoy floating up and down the tide of technologies @TheASF having a real enthusiasm for Web Search and Information Retrieval in particular. You'll find me on lists including Nutch, Gora, Any23, OODT, Open Climate Workbench, Tika, Usergrid and a number of... Read More →



Thursday May 12, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
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