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Health in my Language

Objective

To an ever-increasing extent, web-based services are providing a frontline for healthcare information in Europe. They help citizens find answers to their questions and help them understand and find the local services they need. However, due to the number of languages spoken in Europe, and the mobility of its population, there is a high demand for these services to be available in many languages. In order to satisfy this demand, we need to rely on automatic translation, as it is infeasible to manually translate into all languages requested. The aim of HimL is to use recent advances in machine translation to create and deploy a system for the automatic translation of public health information, with a special focus on meaning preservation. In particular, we will include recent work on domain adaptation, translation into morphological rich languages, terminology management, and semantically enhanced machine translation to build reliable machine translation for the health domain. The aim will be to create usable, reliable, fully automatic translation of public health information, initially testing with translation from English into Czech, Polish, Romanian and German. In the HimL project we will iterate cycles of incorporating improvements into the MT systems, with careful evaluation and user acceptance testing.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 785 083,75

Participants (5)

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 475 000
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 510 875
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINGEA SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 237 562,50
Address
Nalepkova 131
637 00 Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NHS 24 (SCOTLAND)
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 547 425
Address
Fifty Pitches Road 140
G51 4EB Glasgow
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE COCHRANE COLLABORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 393 625
Address
St Alban House 57-59 Haymarket
SW1Y 1QX London
Activity type
Other