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KantanMT Partners with Ghent University, a Top 100 University

KantanMT expands localization research and education efforts and welcomes Ghent University, one of Belgium’s leading universities to its Academic Partner Program


Friday, 23 September, 2016

KantanMT is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ghent University, a leading university in Belgium. The partnership will allow translation studies students to use cutting-edge language technology to better understand the theoretical and practical approaches to localization.

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. The university offers 11 faculties across a wide range of courses and conducts in-depth research in both exact and social sciences, including translation and interpreting courses.

Beginning in September 2016, Assistant Professor, Lieve Macken and Post-doctoral researcher, Joke Daems will teach students in the course ‘Machine Translation and Post-editing’, to use KantanMT and KantanLQR (Language Quality Review) to experiment with and customise their own Statistical Machine Translation engines. The course is part of the new postgraduate programme Computer-Assisted Language Mediation (CALM) that focuses on the technological skills and tools that are essential in today’s language, translation and communication industry.

KantanMT.com is fully integrated into a translation technology module that covers principles and practice in Translation Memory (TM) and Machine Translation (MT) technology. KantanMT has recently made available KantanLQR, new Language quality review tool that automates the review process for its university partners.

“Teaching Statistical Machine Translation to translators and linguists is quite a challenge,” says Assistant Professor, Lieve Macken, “However, the extremely user-friendly interface and nice data visualisations of KantanMT and KantanLQR make them the perfect tools to use in an educational setting.”

For more information on CALM at Ghent University, contact Lieve Macken ([email protected]) or visithttp://www.vtc.ugent.be/postgraduaatCALM. To join the KantanMT Academic program, contact Louise Irwin ([email protected]) or visit the KantanMT’s partner page for more information.