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Towards Neural Machine Translation for Edoid Languages – ICLR 2020

This talk was delivered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the ICLR 2020 “AfricaNLP Workshop – Putting Africa on the NLP Map” via AI4D Africa and with the support Canada’s IDRC, Sweden’s Sida and the K4A Foundation

July 6, 2020

Edoid languages are approximately 30 languages spoken by 5 Million speakers in the south of Nigeria. In his presentation, Iroro imagines a world where you can access services from your mobile phone or bank ATM using your own language, or taking an online class in one of the Edoid languages. He believes that accessible translation applications can advance language literacy, documentation and preservation, facilitate good governance and national development and expedite social, economic and technological empowerment.

Learn more about his project:Towards Neural Machine Translation for Edoid Languages by Iroro Orife · Apr 26, 2020 · ICLR 2020