Pre-conference Workshops

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Customized Machine Translation: Platform, Tools and Application
LetsMT! cloud platform and ACCURAT tools

Sunday, 25 March 09:00 - 12:00
Le Méridien Beach Plaza, Zephyr Ballroom, 4th Floor

Presenters: Andrejs Vasiļjevs (Tilde), Indra Sāmīte (Tilde), Marko Tadić (University of Zagreb), Raivis Skadiņš (Tilde), Gregor Thurmair (Linguatec), Mateja Verlič (Zemanta), representative of DG Translation, European Commission.

This free workshop is for localization industry practitioners who want to stay on top of developments in the machine translation (MT) field. Learn how to make MT work for you and increase your translation productivity, provide faster service to your customers, and give your company a competitive edge.

You will see innovative technologies focused on empowering MT users and enabling MT for less-resourced languages. These are the results of two large-scale pan-European university and industry collaboration projects LetsMT! and ACCURAT, supported by EU R&D FP7 and ICT-PSP Programs.

Come and learn how to benefit from the self-service “MT factory” in the cloud at letsmt.com where you can build customized MT systems. ACCURAT tools will help you to obtain much-needed parallel data by collecting it from the multilingual web. We will also present specific applications for custom MT, such as sentiment analysis of multilingual newsfeeds, use of SMT systems for authoring tools, enhancing rule-based MT systems with data from comparable corpora, and use of MT in real world localization processes, with a particular focus on under-resourced languages.

You will have the opportunity to meet and learn from top European MT researchers, as well as business practitioners who use MT in translation on a daily basis. More info at the workshop webpage.

Special offer: Register, come and get an exclusive free 2 month trial to make your custom MT system.

You can register for this event when you register for GALA 2012. If you have already registered for the conference, you can simply return to the online store and add this free session to your registration. If you need assistance, please contact Allison Ferch.

TAUS Open Source Machine Translation Showcase

Sunday, 25 March 13:30 - 17:00
Le Méridien Beach Plaza, Zephyr Ballroom, 4th Floor

Presenters: Rahzeb Choudhury (TAUS), Diego Bartolomé (Ta With You), Joel Sigling (AVB Vertaling), Andrejs Vasiljevs (Let's MT), Jie Jiang (Applied Language Solutions), Serge Gladkoff (Logrus), Gustavo Lucardi (Trusted Translations)

TAUS, the translation innovation think tank, will host a free, half-day session focusing on the industry’s use of the Moses open source machine translation toolkit. The opening talk will provide an overview of adoption and usage patterns and will be followed by a series of crisp and pointed presentations from small and large providers that have or are in the process of incorporating MT into their service offerings. Come. Learn. Sharpen your translation strategy.

You can register for this event when you register for GALA 2012. If you have already registered for the conference, you can simply return to the online store and add this free session to your registration. If you need assistance, please contact Allison Ferch.

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