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SwiftKey Keyboard: Language Modelling and Beyond

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SwiftKey is the leading technology company developing smart keyboard apps for mobile devices. SwiftKey applies AI to the problem of typing on touchscreens, learning from each user to accurately autocorrect and predict their next words – the company’s software features on more than 250m devices worldwide and supports more than 100 languages. This talk focuses on key challenges of mobile text input, in particular multilingual language modelling for text prediction. I’ll describe SwiftKey’s core technology and touch on our latest developments for improving our predictive capacity.

Short bio: Caroline Gasperin is the lead of SwiftKey’s Language team, which is responsible for building the language models used by SwiftKey’s language inference engine. Before joining SwiftKey Caroline was an academic researcher working on Natural Language Processing, more specifically on automatic text simplification, text readability assessment, and anaphora resolution. Caroline received her PhD at the Computer Lab in 2008, she was part of the NLIP group.

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