Breaking down language barriers
We want to break down language barriers across the world for everyone to understand and communicate with anyone—no matter what language you speak.
Our natural language processing and speech researchers focus on the interaction between people and computers using human languages, both in diverse written and spoken forms, to remove the barrier of language from the ability to communicate. The challenges are immense, from the billions of users on Facebook across the 6,000 languages in the world—some even without a writing system, to the informal tone, slang and typos people use on Facebook. Our researchers work on the complex problems that span deep learning/neural networks, natural language processing, language identification, text normalization, word sense disambiguation, and machine learning, to break down the problems, and build and deploy robust language translation solutions.
Our People
Necip Fazil Ayan
Engineering Manager
Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing & Speech
Douwe Kiela
Research Scientist
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing & Speech
Michael Auli
Research Scientist
Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing & Speech
Ves Stoyanov
Research Scientist
Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing & Speech
Xue Feng
Research Scientist
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing & Speech
Latest Publications
Interspeech - August 31, 2021
slimIPL: Language-Model-Free Iterative Pseudo-Labeling
Tatiana Likhomanenko, Qiantong Xu, Jacob Kahn, Gabriel Synnaeve, Ronan Collobert
Interspeech - August 30, 2021
A Two-stage Approach to Speech Bandwidth Extension
Ju Lin, Yun Wang, Kaustubh Kalgaonkar, Gil Keren, Didi Zhang, Christian Fuegen
Interspeech - August 30, 2021
SUPERB: Speech Understanding and PERformance Benchmark
Shu-wen Yang, Po-Han Chi, Yung-Sung Chuang, Cheng-I Lai, Kushal Lakhotia, Yist Y. Lin, Andy T. Liu, Jiatong Shi, Xuankai Chang, Daniel Lin, Tzu-Hsien Huang, Wei-Cheng Tseng, Godic Lee, Darong Liu, Zili Huang, Annie Dong, Shang-Wen Li, Shinji Watanabe, Abdelrahman Mohamed, Hung-yi Lee
Interspeech - August 29, 2021
Many-Speakers Single Channel Speech Separation with Optimal Permutation Training
Shaked Dovrat, Eliya Nachmani, Lior Wolf
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TextCaps: a Dataset for Image Captioning with Reading Comprehension
2:00 | August 31, 2020
Improving Vision-and-Language Navigation with Web Image-Text Pairs
1:30 | August 24, 2020
Multilingual Composer Demo
0:38 | January 1, 2016
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