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Collaboration Agreement between MOLTO and META-NET


The Network of Excellence “Technologies for the Multilingual European Information Society”, henceforth META-NET, and the STREP project “Multilingual Online Translation”, henceforth MOLTO, both established within Framework Programme 7, recognise the complementarity of their objectives and declare their intent for multi-level collaboration.

Scope and Objectives of the Participants

The objective of MOLTO is to develop tools for web content providers to translate texts between multiple languages in real time with high quality. Languages are separate modules in the tool and can be varied; prototypes covering a majority of the EU’s 23 official languages will be built.

META-NET is a Network of Excellence dedicated to the technological foundations of the European multilingual information society. META-NET aims at creating a sustainable network of distributed repositories of language data, tools and related web services documented with high-quality metadata, aggregated in central inventories allowing for uniform search and access to resources. Data and tools can be both open and with restricted access rights, free and for-a-fee. This network of repositories, META-SHARE, targets existing but also new and emerging language data, tools and systems required for building and evaluating new technologies, products and services. In this respect, reuse, combination, repurposing and re-engineering of language data and tools, play a crucial role. META-SHARE will eventually be an important component of a language technology marketplace for HLT researchers and developers, language professionals (translators, interpreters, etc.), as well as industrial players, especially SMEs, catering for the full development cycle of HLT, from research through to innovative products and services.

Areas of collaboration

Grammarian’s and translators’ tools and resources will be distributed through META-SHARE. Standards for linguistic resources, adopted by META-SHARE, will also be adopted by MOLTO tools to promote compatibility with third-party technologies. MOLTO’s experts will take part in META-NET events to present the current work and to create further collaboration in new application areas.


Signed on behalf of MOLTO

Signed on behalf of META-NET

Aarne Ranta

Coordinator of MOLTO


Hans Uszkoreit

Coordinator of META-NET