A Neural Machine Translation Model for Arabic Dialects That Utilises Multitask Learning (MTL)

Comput Intell Neurosci. 2018 Dec 10;2018:7534712. doi: 10.1155/2018/7534712. eCollection 2018.


In this research article, we study the problem of employing a neural machine translation model to translate Arabic dialects to modern standard Arabic. The proposed solution of the neural machine translation model is prompted by the recurrent neural network-based encoder-decoder neural machine translation model that has been proposed recently, which generalizes machine translation as sequence learning problems. We propose the development of a multiytask learning (MTL) model which shares one decoder among language pairs, and every source language has a separate encoder. The proposed model can be applied to limited volumes of data as well as extensive amounts of data. Experiments carried out have shown that the proposed MTL model can ensure a higher quality of translation when compared to the individually learned model.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Language*
  • Learning*
  • Machine Learning*
  • Neural Networks, Computer
  • Translating*
  • Translations*