Lexicala news


SuperMemo publish Czech and Greek PowerWords!

SuperMemo World launched new language courses in the PowerWords! vocabulary learning series for Czech and Greek. PowerWords Čeština and PowerWords! Ελληνικά include versions for speakers of Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The PowerWords! series integrates lexicographic content from Lexicala and the languages covered so far include Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian and European), Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. More language courses are in preparation.


Sales of parallel corpora for machine translation

We are delighted to announce the first sale of Lexicala parallel corpora on TAUS Data Marketplace. The bilingual datasets, for English-Korean and English-Turkish, will serve to train machine learning models for neural machine translation (NMT) systems. Unlike most big data that is harvested on the Web for this purpose, but often contains various types of noise and shortcomings, the Lexicala resources converge human curated and automatically generated sentences, stemming from examples of usage that are translated by our editors, which can serve to enhance the quality of NMT processes and their results. The TAUS Data Marketplace is a pioneering platform for exchange between data sellers and buyers, used by major Language Service Providers worldwide. Currently it features 357 language pairs by Lexicala, which make us its biggest provider of parallel corpora for NMT.

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