In the last 6-8 years, computational linguistics has been revolutionized by word embeddings, i.e., mappings that assign n-dimensional Euclidean space vectors to each word. Nothing characterizes the rapidity of development better than the fact that when Gábor Prószéky spoke about these in 2017, the contextualized embeddings that assign different vectors to the same word depending on the context did not exist. To date, the first such systems have been cited in more than ten thousand articles, and countless newer models have been developed that are similar in principle but differ in detail. The present talk focuses on what we optimize during the treaning process, how and why, and we review the results of Hungarian workshops, such as huBERT and other systems developed in SZTAKI and in collaboration with the Institute of Linguistics and the University of Pécs.
At the first and second exhibition of the Artificial Intelligence Coalition, human language understanding was represented by researchers from the MTA Research Institute for Linguistics. Visitors could learn about two technologies: the e-magyar Hungarian text analysis chain and Hungarian word embeddings that represent words in systems based on machine learning (i.e. artificial intelligence). Learn more
Less than five percent of current world languages are in use online, according to a recent study by prominent linguist András Kornai -- and the Internet may be helping the other 95 percent to their graves.
Hungarian linguists discuss the digital survival of the language. The conference was hosted by the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
András Kornai's talk at the Budapest New Tech Meetup
Is Hungarian lost in the digital see and what do we have to do to survive?
Interview in the Orient Radio
The Hungarian online newspaper Origo published an article about the robotic ticket clerk presented by our group at the public event "Researchers' Night"
The institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences are present on the "Night of the Researchers" event
The Hungarian online newspaper Nyest's report on the robotic ticket clerk
Interview with the mathematical linguist András Kornai.
András Kornai's speech in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
An updated version of Terry Winograd's famous SHRDLU robot.
Teaser for the robotic ticket clerk
A short introductory film produced by Mindentudás
In 2011, András Kornai gave a lecture popularizing human language technology on national television.