Vox 5: Linguistics in the age of deep learning


Teaching computers to sort, organise and interpret astronomical quantities of text. This is the promise of a discipline that is on the rise: machine learning. Through the parameterisation and training of 'deep neural networks', researchers in computational linguistics are writing the present and future of research by inventing new forms of language processing assisted by artificial intelligence.


To find out more about this digital jungle, sometimes populated by difficult technical terms, we followed our guide, Davide Buscaldi, a member of the Labex EFL, a teacher-researcher at the University of Sorbonne Paris Nord, the LIPN laboratory and the Ecole Polytechnique, in order to better understand his work and grasp the importance of deep learning in current research.

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