Marjan Ghazvininejad

Marjan is a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research. Marjan received her Ph.D. at the University of Southern California on neural creative language generation. She is interested in text representation, language generation, and machine translation. Marjan's recent focus has been on new approaches for modeling and training of these systems to generate high quality, coherent, and creative text.

Marjan's Publications

April 07, 2020

RESEARCH

NLP

Mask-Predict: Parallel Decoding of Conditional Masked Language Models

Most machine translation systems generate text autoregressively from left to right. We, instead, use a masked language modeling objective to train a model to predict any subset of the target words, conditioned on both the input text and a…

Marjan Ghazvininejad, Omer Levy, Yinhan Liu, Luke Zettlemoyer,

April 07, 2020

April 07, 2020

RESEARCH

Translating Translationese: A Two-Step Approach to Unsupervised Machine Translation

Given a rough, word-by-word gloss of a source language sentence, target language natives can uncover the latent, fully-fluent rendering of the translation. In this work we explore this intuition by breaking translation into a two step process:…

Nima Pourdamghani, Nada Aldarrab, Marjan Ghazvininejad, Kevin Knight, Jonathan May,

April 07, 2020