Renewed commitment to knowledge and technology
CPSL Language Services and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) have signed an agreement to collaborate on research and development projects in the field of machine translation, with the aim of sharing experience to support professional development and improve competitiveness in our knowledge-driven society.
Among other things, these projects will involve training neural machine translation engines, specialist training for CPSL employees, and the development of scripts to automate processes and calculate metrics.
Lucía Guerrero, Machine Translation Specialist at CPSL: “Having a direct link to the academic sector and, specifically, with the UOC, which is renowned for its academic research and output, will allow us to keep up to date with the latest advances in machine translation and the application of artificial intelligence in translation and localisation, so that we can offer our clients better services”.
Antoni Oliver, a lecturer in the Arts and Humanities Department at the UOC, Director of the Masters in Translation Technologies, and a researcher with the GRIAL-UOC research group, agrees. “Research into translation technologies needs to go hand in hand with transferring these technologies to businesses”, he says. “Our agreement with CPSL will allow us to test our systems in real production environments, where we can evaluate them so that we can make improvements. The benefit is mutual: the results of our research will be better and CPSL will increase productivity.”
One of the open source machine translation engines with which CPSL and the UOC will be working as part of this agreement is Marian. Marian is also the engine of choice for technology giants, such as Microsoft, and high-level international institutions, such as WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), IMO (International Maritime Organization) and the WTO (World Trade Organization).