JST and Kyoto University (Kurohashi & Kawahara Laboratory, Graduate School of Informatics) promoted the “Practical Application Project of Chinese-Japanese Machine Translation” from FY 2013 to FY 2017.
In this project, we developed a highly accurate Chinese-Japanese/Japanese-Chinese neural machine translation system.
A bilingual Chinese/Japanese corpus of about five million pairs was created in partnership with ISTIC, the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, and was used for training a neural machine translation engine. As a result, we achieved the world's highest level of accuracy for machine translation of science and technology literature.
○Access the Chinese-Japanese/Japanese-Chinese machine translation system from here (available for free):
“Practical Application Project of Chinese-Japanese Machine Translation”.
Five years from FY 2013 to FY 2017
Japan : Japan Science and Technology Agency [JST], Kyoto University (Kurohashi & Kawahara Laboratory, Graduate School of Informatics) China : Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China [ISTIC] Chinese Academy of Sciences Automation Laboratory*, Beijing Jiaotong University*, Harbin Institute of Technology* (* 2014 - 2015)
Our neural machine translation engine (Kyoto-NMT) achieved the best score in J↔C scientific paper translation subtasks at WAT2016 (the 3rd international Workshop on Asian Translation, a new open evaluation campaign focusing on Asian languages).
JST and Kyoto University were awarded the 13th (2018) Asia-Pacific Machine Translation Association (AAMT) Nagao Award. The award was given for our efforts to develop a state-of-the-art neural machine translation system and to demonstrate the effectiveness of the system through an international workshop.WAT2016 （* Jumps to the page of Kyoto University）
Japan Science and Technology Agency Report No. 1316
The Japanese/English and Japanese/Chinese bilingual corpus is the research result of the project funded from 2006 to 2010 in Japan. You can use the corpus for free. The corpus is only available for research purposes, commercial use is prohibited. If you would like to use it, please visit the following page:ASPEC
For inquiries regarding this project, please contact us:
Japan Science and Technology Agency, Department of Information Planning
Mail: webmt-at-jst.go.jp (Please replace -at- with @)