source language

noun

: a language which is to be translated into another language compare target language

Examples of source language in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Delange said that open source language models are improving rapidly and can be better than OpenAI’s market-leading GPT-4 for some specialized tasks. Will Knight, WIRED, 23 Jan. 2024 The frontier focus also excludes open source language models, the best of which are seen as slightly behind the best available, but can be downloaded and used—or misused—by anyone. WIRED, 23 Oct. 2023 And the wide accessibility of generative AI tools, including numerous open source language models anyone can obtain and modify, lowers the bar for anyone looking to launch an information campaign. Will Knight, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 Interestingly, Qatalog is built on top of open-source language models — in this case BLOOM, a system created by a research collective that included A.I. company Hugging Face, EleutherAI, and more than 250 other institutions. Byjeremy Kahn, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2023 The robot lawyer will use GPT-J, an open source language model released by EleutherAI, a collective of volunteer researchers, engineers and developers. Jacquelyne Germain, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Jan. 2023 The team's most significant technical challenge was that Android has English as its source language. Carolina Milanesi, Forbes, 27 May 2021 In that test, GPT-Neo, an open-source language model designed with a similar architecture as OpenAI’s flagship models, outperformed GPT-3. Khari Johnson, Wired, 26 May 2021 Most taught themselves how to program in Lua, the free open source language popular on the Internet that undergirds all of Roblox's games. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of source language was in 1953

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“Source language.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/source%20language. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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