This talk was delivered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” with the support of AI4d Africa, IDRC, Sida and the K4A Foundation
There are over 7000 languages and language varieties in the world. Despite the progress in Neural Machine Translation, there still shortcomings if real low-resource languages are considered.
In this talk, Surafel Melaku Lakew talks about the advancements in low-resource language translation tasks while looking at 5 languages. The languages are Swahili, Somali, Amharic, Tigrigna and Oromo