Monthly Archives: June 2014

Abu-MaTran at EAMT 2014

The Abu-MaTran project was present at the recent conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, held in Dubrovnik (Croatia).

Two papers related to the Abu-MaTran project were presented:

Extrinsic Evaluation of Web-Crawlers in Machine Translation: a Case Study on Croatian–English for the Tourism Domain
Antonio Toral, Raphael Rubino, Miquel Esplà, Tommi Pirinen, Andy Way and Gema Ramírez-Sánchez.

An efficient method to assist non-expert users in extending dictionaries by assigning stems and inflectional paradigms to unknown words
Miquel Esplà-Gomis, Víctor M. Sánchez-Cartagena, Juan A. Pérez-Ortiz, Felipe Sánchez-Martínez, Mikel L. Forcada and Rafael C. Carrasco


Moreover, a poster dedicated to the Abu-MaTran project was presented during the conference, as well as a demo of our tourism-specific Machine Translation system working on a mobile phone.


Talk by Mikel Artetxe at Dublin City University

Mikel Artetxe from the University of the Basque Country will be giving an invited talk as part of the NCLT Seminar Series.

Mitzuli: offline machine translation on a mobile phone

Mobile platforms are changing the way in which people interact with technology, and they offer a whole new world of possibilities to make something like machine translation more useful for the general public. This talk is about Mitzuli, a translator app for Android that includes support for OCR, TTS and a full offline mode. The challenges of creating something like this will be presented in the talk, analyzing the main features and restrictions of these mobile platforms when compared to the traditional desktop platforms. As an example of this, we will see how Apertium, the RBMT system that Mitzuli is based on, was ported to Android.

Time: 3pm, Tuesday June 10th
Venue: S206 (Engineering)