Towards the Primary Platform for
Language Technologies in Europe

User-Focused Marian

Name: User-Focused Marian
Coordinator: Kenneth Heafield, UEDIN
Consortium: University of Edinburgh, Unbabel Lda, Tilde SIA
Project Runtime: 1 March 2020 – 28 February 2022
Funded by: European Commission
The project aims at improving the open-source neural machine translation toolkit Marian with commonly requested features: factors, forced translation, on-the fly domain adaptation from translation memories, and GPU efficiency. In particular the project aims to provide user access to text flagging by adding support for factors to support forced translation. It will also support the automated adaptation facility by adding for on-the-fly domain adaptation using large translation memories with a well-defined API. The speed improvement through increased efficiency on GPUs is planned. Finally, Marian’s documentation will be improved for all levels of users.