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New HLT project GoURMET to improve machine translation for low-resource languages and domains

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The name sounds very haute cuisine, but the only pot the GoURMET consortium will be stirring is that of Global Under-Resourced Media Translation: Started in January 2019 and funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program, our latest human language technology (HLT) effort is all about improving the robustness and applicability of neural machine translation (NMT) to low resource languages and domains.

Date

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

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Scalable Understanding of Multilingual MediA

SummaLogoFinalSUMMA is an ambitious research and innovation project aimed at media monitoring, with a close collaboration between Deutsche Welle and the BBC. Through language technologies such as speech-to-text (automated transcription), machine translation, topic detection and summarization, the SUMMA platform will help media professionals, amongst others, to monitor and analyze news more efficiently.

The project will capture incoming news streams in eight languages, analyze and compare the data, and provide an overview of leading topics and trends with summaries in English. The University of Edinburgh is leading the project, consisting of eight partners.
The consortium is aiming at jointly developing three tools :

  1. an external media monitoring tool, to analyze news reporting by other broadcasters and press agencies to detect trends and main news items;
  2. an internal media monitoring tool, to enable journalists and other media professionals to keep track of what has been published within their own organization;
  3. a data-journalism tool, monitoring and analyzing statistical data

Deutsche Welle will be working towards testing and evaluating the entire SUMMA platform, and is the primary user partner for the internal monitoring tool. It is envisaged that the work will lead to a user-friendly and tested tool, specifically tailored to analyzing DW content, with potential for subsequent integration and implementation.

SUMMA runs from February 2016 – January 2019.

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Date

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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