Neural Machine Translation in Linear Time

31 Oct 2016Nal KalchbrennerLasse EspeholtKaren SimonyanAaron van den OordAlex GravesKoray Kavukcuoglu

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... (read more)

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Evaluation results from the paper

Task Dataset Model Metric name Metric value Global rank Compare
Machine Translation WMT2014 English-French ByteNet BLEU score 23.8 # 29
Machine Translation WMT2014 English-German ByteNet BLEU score 23.75 # 14
Machine Translation WMT2015 English-German ByteNet BLEU score 26.26 # 1