We present a novel neural network for processing sequences. The ByteNet is a one-dimensional convolutional neural network that is composed of two parts, one to encode the source sequence and the other to decode the target sequence. The ByteNet decoder attains state-of-the-art performance on character-level language modelling and outperforms the previous best results obtained with recurrent networks.
|Task||Dataset||Model||Metric name||Metric value||Global rank||Compare|
|Machine Translation||WMT2014 English-French||ByteNet||BLEU score||23.8||# 30|
|Machine Translation||WMT2014 English-German||ByteNet||BLEU score||23.75||# 20|
|Machine Translation||WMT2015 English-German||ByteNet||BLEU score||26.26||# 1|