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Machine Translation Impact on Language Learning

Project description

Machines break language barriers

An easy and fast way to translate a text is to have a machine do the job online - instantly. Machine translation (MT) systems use machine-learning technologies to translate hundreds of billions of words online daily. The EU-funded MTrill project will examine the impact of MT systems on the learning and processing of English as a second language. As regards language acquisition, the research will focus on language binding – the ability to combine single words properly in a sentence. The project will conduct a syntactic priming experiment. Here, participants will be tested on whether they produce the same syntactic structures that had been previously seen during an MT task.

Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 184 590,72
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 184 590,72