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Automatic building of Machine Translation

Objective

Abu-MaTran seeks to enhance industry-academia cooperation as a key aspect to tackle one of Europe's biggest challenges: multilinguality. We aim to increase the hitherto low industrial adoption of machine translation by identifying crucial cutting-edge research techniques (automatic acquisition of corpora and linguistic resources, pivot techniques, linguistically augmented statistical translation and diagnostic evaluation), preparing them to be suitable for commercial exploitation and finally transferring this knowledge to industry. On the other hand, we will transfer back to academia the know-how of industry regarding management, processes, etc. to make research products more robust. The project exploits the open-source business model, all the resources produced will be released as free/open-source software, resulting in effective knowledge transfer beyond the consortium.

The consortium is made up of first-line partners in their fields of research, they have complementary areas of expertise which will be exploited in order to create and develop lasting synergies. The core activity regards transfer of knowledge. This is carried out mainly by means of secondments, which put in contact academic and industrial partners. Secondments are complemented by recruited staff, which will be in charge of gathering the knowledge transfer and implementing it at the hosts in the longer term.

We work on a case study of strategic interest for Europe; we provide machine translation for the language of a new member state (Croatian) and then extend to related languages of candidate member states.

The project has a strong emphasis on dissemination, through the organisation of workshops that focus on intersectoral knowledge transfer. Finally, we have a comprehensive outreach plan, including the establishment of a national Linguistic Olympiad, open-day activities for
students and the participation in Google Summer of Code.

Field of science

  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 365 965,92
Administrative Contact
Yuliya Shakalisava (Dr.)

Participants (4)

PROMPSIT LANGUAGE ENGINEERING, SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 490 342,59
Address
Calle Roma 174
03009 Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miriam Antunes Gonçalves (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 96 068,30
Address
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mikel L. Forcada (Prof.)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FILOZOFSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 48 401,78
Address
Ivana Lucica 3
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nikola Ljubešić (Mr.)
ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 45 187,12
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Prokopis Prokopidis (Mr.)