Seminar: Recent Advances in English-Vietnamese Text and Speech Translation

Topic: Recent Advances in English-Vietnamese Text and Speech Translation

Time: 16h00-17h00, Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Speaker: Dr. Nguyen Quoc Dat, Senior Research Scientist and the Head of the NLP department at VinAI Research

📌 Location: Room 404, B1 Building, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

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The last two decades have witnessed rapid economic growth in Vietnam which is now an attractive destination for trade and investment. Due to the language barrier, foreigners generally use automatic machine translation systems to translate Vietnamese speeches and texts into their native language or another language they are familiar with, usually the global language English, so they could quickly catch up with ongoing events in Vietnam. Thus the demand for high-quality English-Vietnamese text and speech translation has rapidly increased. In this talk, I will present the VinAI Translate system that translates text and speech between Vietnamese and English, obtaining state-of-the-art results in both automatic and human evaluations. I will also introduce PhoMT and PhoST, which are high-quality and large-scale datasets for English-Vietnamese text and speech translation, respectively.

Speaker Bio:

Dat Quoc Nguyen is currently a Senior Research Scientist and the Head of the Natural Language Processing department at VinAI Research, Vietnam. He was also an Honorary Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where previously he was a Research Fellow. Before that, he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Macquarie University, Australia. Dat Quoc Nguyen has been working on applications of machine learning to natural language processing tasks. He has served as an Action Editor for ACL Rolling Review, a AC/PC member for top-tier NLP/AI conferences and authored over 40 highly-cited scientific papers. His publications are available at

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