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Platform for Automatic, Normalized Annotation and Cost-Effective Acquisition of Language Resources for Human Language Technologies

Platform for Automatic, Normalized Annotation and Cost-Effective Acquisition of Language Resources for Human Language Technologies

Objective

A strategic challenge for Europe in today's globalised economy is to overcome language barriers through technological means. In particular, Machine Translation systems are expected to have a significant impact in the managing of multilingualism in Europe.PANACEA is facing the most critical aspect for Machine Translation to produce this expected impact in Europe: the called resources bottleneck. MT technologies are in themselves language independent, but they are inherently tied to the availability of language dependent resources.PANACEA will be an integrated machinery for the production of Language Resources (LR) designed in line with new paradigms of software development that rely on a future internet made as a global and open service delivery platform. PANACEA is designed as a dedicated workflow manager for the composition of an open number of systems based on combinations of different webservices. While webservices considered by the project will be limited in number, the proposed way of assembling them in workflow chains using metadata and standards will make of PANACEA and open and interoperable platform also capable of integrating new components as needed for the production of new LR.PANACEA is to shape a LR factory that step by step covers the automation of all the stages involved in the acquisition, production, updating and maintenance of LR required by MT systems and in the time required. Automation will significantly cut down the economic and temporal costs of the supply of LR. This reduction of costs and time are the only way to guarantee the massive supply of LR that Machine Translation and other Language Technologies will be demanding in the multilingual Europe. Evaluation in an industrial scenario will be the proof of concept of the benefits offered by PANACEA and its potential impact.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA

Address

Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 518 315

Administrative Contact

Núria Bel Rafecas (Dr.)

Participants (6)

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LINGUATEC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 376 812

EVALUATIONS AND LANGUAGE RESOURCES DISTRIBUTION AGENCY

France

EU Contribution

€ 405 516

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 381 800

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 323 608

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 378 499

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 300 450

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248064

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 399 262

  • EU contribution

    € 2 685 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA

Spain