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)