The six-day conference, referred to as the premier gathering of professionals dedicated to the advancements of deep learning, is filled with invited talks and workshops, as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers.
2020 is our first year contributing to ICLR and we are excited to present on the topic of NLP.
More specifically, we are presenting three papers as part of the AfricaNLP workshop aiming to ‘put Africa on the NLP map’. This workshop is scheduled on 26th April and our contributions are:
- Paper title: Towards Supervised and Unsupervised Neural Machine Translation Baselines for Nigerian Pidgin (Accepted as a contributed talk)
Authors: Orevaoghene Ahia (ICLR presenter) and Kelechi Ogueji
Time: 8:20 AM UTC
- Paper title: On optimal transformer depth for low-resource language translation
Authors: Elan van Biljon (ICLR presenter), Arnu Pretorius, Julia Kreutzer
Time: 9:10 AM UTC
- Paper title: Masakhane — Machine Translation For Africa
Authors: Contribution from InstaDeep’s Elan van Biljon, Orevaoghene Ahia and Kelechi Ogueji. Full list of authors is available in the paper’s link. ICLR presenter: Jade Abbott
Time: Talk at 7:10 AM UTC / Poster presentation at 17:00 UTC
We are immensely proud of the team presenting the papers that are cutting-edge in their field. The Nigerian Pidgin model created by Orevaoghene Ahia and Kelechi Ogueji from InstaDeep’s Lagos team is in fact the world’s first Pidgin-to-English translation model using Natural Language Processing (NLP), you can read more about it in our blog post.
You can find the full program for the AfricaNLP workshop here.
Due to the outbreak of Covid19, this year’s ICLR has been converted into an online event, however, this will not impact the first-class content provided. The event runs from 26th April to 1st May, and it is not too late to grab your ticket on the ICLR website! We hope you drop into our sessions and look forward to hearing your feedback.