Natural Language Processing & Speech

Breaking down language barriers

We want to break down language barriers across the world for everyone to understand and communicate with anyone—no matter what language you speak.

Our natural language processing and speech researchers focus on the interaction between people and computers using human languages, both in diverse written and spoken forms, to remove the barrier of language from the ability to communicate. The challenges are immense, from the billions of users on Facebook across the 6,000 languages in the world—some even without a writing system, to the informal tone, slang and typos people use on Facebook. Our researchers work on the complex problems that span deep learning/neural networks, natural language processing, language identification, text normalization, word sense disambiguation, and machine learning, to break down the problems, and build and deploy robust language translation solutions.

“Connecting the world, regardless of where you live or what language you speak, is our grand challenge. Our teams of researchers are giving people the ability to do just that with innovate new solutions that break down language barriers and make connecting with anyone, anywhere possible.” Benoit Dumoulin, Engineering Manager

Latest Publications

All Publications

COLING - December 8, 2020

Best Practices for Data-Efficient Modeling in NLG: How to Train Production-Ready Neural Models with Less Data

Ankit Arun, Soumya Batra, Vikas Bhardwaj, Ashwini Challa, Pinar Donmez, Peyman Heidari, Hakan Inan, Shashank Jain, Anuj Kumar, Shawn Mei, Karthik Mohan, Michael White

COLING - December 8, 2020

Resource Constrained Dialog Policy Learning via Differentiable Inductive Logic Programming

Zhenpeng Zhou, Ahmad Beirami, Paul A. Crook, Pararth Shah, Rajen Subba, Alborz Geramifard

NeurIPS - December 6, 2020

Deep Transformers with Latent Depth

Xian Li, Asa Cooper Stickland, Yuqing Tang, Xiang Kong

NeurIPS - December 1, 2020

Unsupervised Translation of Programming Languages

Baptiste Roziere, Marie-Anne Lachaux, Lowik Chanussot, Guillaume Lample

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