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Unsupervised Pidgin Text Generation by Pivoting English Data and Self – Training – ICLR 2020

This talk was delivered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” via the AI4D Africa program with support from IDRC, Sida and the K4All Foundation

July 6, 2020

Pidgin is a language that is widely spoken in West Africa. According to Ernie (the presenter) It is used by roughly 75 million speakers. Nevertheless, there is a lack of proper machine translation systems for Pidgin. Since most natural language generation systems are English based, Ernie and his team developed techniques targeted at bridging the gap between Pidgin English and English

Learn more about this work by listening to his presentation: Unsupervised Pidgin Text Generation By Pivoting English Data and Self-Training by David Ifeoluwa Adelani, Ernie Chang, Vera Demberg, Xiaoyu Shen · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020

This talk was delivered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” via the AI4D Africa program with support from IDRC, Sida and Knowledge 4 All Foundation