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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.

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)

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UNIVERZITA KARLOVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 475 000

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 510 875

LINGEA SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 237 562,50

NHS 24 (SCOTLAND)

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 547 425

THE COCHRANE COLLABORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 393 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644402

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 071 897,77

  • EU contribution

    € 2 949 571,25

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom