Variational Neural Machine Translation

@inproceedings{Zhang2016VariationalNM,
  title={Variational Neural Machine Translation},
  author={Biao Zhang and Deyi Xiong and Jinsong Su and Hong Duan and Min Zhang},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2016}
}
Models of neural machine translation are often from a discriminative family of encoderdecoders that learn a conditional distribution of a target sentence given a source sentence. In this paper, we propose a variational model to learn this conditional distribution for neural machine translation: a variational encoderdecoder model that can be trained end-to-end. Different from the vanilla encoder-decoder model that generates target translations from hidden representations of source sentences… CONTINUE READING
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