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Translingual Europe 2010

Translingual Europe 2010 was the third European conference on new developments and applications in translation technology. The event took place on June 7th in the centre of Berlin. It was connected with Localization World 2010.

As its predecessors, Translingual Europe 2010 aimed to inform the invited representatives of industry, commerce, research and administration about recent progress in translation technology. A variety of applications were demonstrated and discussed. A further purpose of the meeting was the deliberation in the opportunities and challenges for European research, development and technology transfer in this important application area of Information and Communication Technology.

Translingual Europe 2010

Translingual Europe 2010 was an event where the developers of new translingual technologies met potential and actual users of such technologies – and vice versa. The co-location with Localization World improved the opportunities of sharing experiences, learning from others and making new profitable contacts.

Videos of all presentations are available at A gallery of photos taken at Translingual Europe 2010 can be found on the META facebook page.


09:30 Welcome: Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany) and 
Kimmo Rossi (European Commission, Luxembourg)
Slides, Video

Opening Keynotes
Chair: Josef van Genabith (Ireland)
10:00–10:30 Will Lewis (Microsoft, USA): "Haitian Creole: Developing MT for a Low Data Language" Slides, Video
10:30–11:00 Lori Thicke (Translators without Borders, France): "Translation Technology for Fighting World Poverty" Slides, Video

Session: Research and Innovation Chair: Nicoletta Calzolari (Italy)
11:00–11:20 Heyan Huang (Beijing Institute of Technology, China): "Recent Progresses on MT and Language Information Processing of CCLIE & BIT" Slides, Video
11:20–11:40 Jaap van der Meer (TAUS, The Netherlands): "TAUS Data Association: News and Roadmap" Slides, Video
11:40–12:00 Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany): "META-NET: Towards the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance"
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12:00–12:20 Josef van Genabith (Dublin City University, Ireland): "Evaluation, Localization and Open Source Tools in EuroMatrixPlus" Slides, Video
12:20–12:30 Questions and discussion


Session: Language Industries Chair: Joseph Mariani (France)
13:30–13:45 Willem Stoeller (Lingotek, USA): "Community Translation, what is it, when to use it, how to manage it" Slides, Video
13:45–14:00 Antoine Rey (Welocalize, Ireland): "Welocalize Open Source efforts and MT integration" Slides, Video
14:00–14:15 Andrejs Vasiljevs (Tilde, Latvia): "LetsMT! – Towards Cloud-Based Service for MT Generation" Slides, Video

Panel: Small Languages
Chair: Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen (Denmark)
14:15–14:25 Maltese: Mike Rosner (University of Malta, Malta) Slides, Video
14:25–14:35 Latvian: Andrejs Vasiljevs (Tilde, Latvia) Slides, Video
14:35–14:45 Dutch: Alice Dijkstra (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, The Netherlands)
Slides, Video
14:45-15:00 Discussion Video

Session: Machine Translation Industries Chair: Gudrun Magnusdottir (Sweden)
15:00–15:15 Kirti Vashee (Asia Online, Thailand, USA): "Asia Online Technology Platform Overview & Vision" Slides, Video
15:15–15:30 Mikel Forcada (Apertium, Ireland): "Free/Open-Source Machine Translation: The Apertium Platform" Slides, Video
15:30–15:45 Julia Epiphantseva (ProMT, Russia): "Flexible and efficient management of translation quality" Slides, Video

Coffee Break

Session: Machine Translation Users Chair: Gabor Proszeky (Hungary)
16:15–16:30 Patrizia Biani (European Patent Office, Germany): "The Evolution of the European Machine Translation Programme at the EPO" Slides, Video
16:30–16:45 Spyridon Pilos (European Commission, DG Translation, Luxembourg): "New Developments on MT at the European Commission" Slides, Video
16:45–17:00 Fred Hollowood (Symantec, Ireland): "2010: The Industrialisation of MT" Slides, Video

Closing Keynote
Chair: Hans Uszkoreit (Germany)
17:00–17:40 Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen (Danish Language Council, Denmark):
"Language Change and Linguistic Diversity – Future Challenges for MT"
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17:40 Final Discussion Video
18:00 Finish

All presentations and discussions were recorded by



  • Coordinator of EuroMatrixPlus and META-NET: Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI)
  • Chair of the programme committee: Josef van Genabith (DCU, CNGL)
  • Chair of local organizing committee: Georg Rehm (DFKI)