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MateCat among top ten European innovations

News date: 
Tuesday, 15 September, 2015

The project coordinated by Trento based Fondazione Bruno Kessler among the top ranking ones.It is called "Innovation Radar" and it is a study of the European Commission to identify the projects with the highest potential for innovation among the initiatives funded by the Seventh Framework Program of the European Union.The MateCat project, coordinated by Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento, came in seventh in the ranking that includes 279 European scientific programs.Led by Marcello Federico, who is Director of FBK’s HLT Research Unit under the Center for Information and Communication Technology, the MateCat research team developed a comprehensive IT tool for professional translators. The system is able to learn from mistakes, automatically improve over time and specialize in field-specific language (for example, legal terminology) to provide the user the most accurate translation suggestions in a completely automatic and transparent manner.The project involved the University of Le Mans (France), the University of Edinburgh (UK), and the Italian firm Translated, responsible for the development and marketing of the tool.