9th February 2012, Amsterdam, the Netherlands – TAUS, the innovation think tank and interoperability watchdog, announces the launch of the MosesCore project on behalf of consortium partners.
The open source statistical machine translation toolkit, Moses, is rapidly becoming an indispensable tool for coping with globalization’s linguistic diversity.
However, Moses and machine translation systems in general are still relatively complex software applications requiring significant levels of cooperation and coordination to enable research to flourish, and to improve adoption in private and public sectors.
Leading scientists from the University of Edinburgh (UK), Charles University (Czech Rep.) and Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy) will work closely for the next three years to organize and host training workshops, evaluation campaigns and open source development marathons. Code releases will now become more professionalized.
Rapidly expanding, Applied Language Solutions (UK) will provide test datasets for the evaluation campaigns, as well as invaluable insights as a user of Moses with its SmartMate offering.
TAUS will oversee market research, education and knowledge sharing activity for industry, helping to enable wider adoption and ensure more informed use. To this end, four free TAUS hosted half-day awareness-raising sessions will take place at industry events during 2012. These include GALA (Monaco), Localization World (Paris & Seattle) and TAUS (Beijing). TAUS will also create a free online Moses tutorial.
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The MosesCore consortium is a powerful academia-industry partnership to promote open source machine translation globally. MosesCore is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme.
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