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Why is it so difficult to generate natural, native-sounding language?

In an article for eConsultanty, our Chief International Officer, Hannes Ben, has been discussing why AI and neural machine translation it still not perfect and why is it so difficult to generate natural, native-sounding language.

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For machines such as NMT systems, the starting point is in the words and phrases that make up a source text, as well as any relevant content material in their database. This is what a machine translation’s linguistic decisions for the best target text are based on, as opposed to the images, emotions and experiences that are a primary reference point for humans.