[Elsnet-list] Apertium in the Google Summer of Code: students wanted
Mikel L. Forcada
mlf at dlsi.ua.es
Fri Mar 26 20:04:28 CET 2010
[Please disseminate, especially to interested students.]
The Apertium free/open-source machine translation platform
(http://www.apertium.org) has been selected for the second year as one
of the 153 projects in the 2010 edition of the Google Summer of Code.
The Apertium project develops a free/open-source platform for machine
translation and language technology. We try and focus our efforts on
lesser-resourced and marginalised languages, but also work with larger
languages. The platform, including data for a large number of language
pairs, a translation engine and auxiliary tools is being developed
around the world, largely in universities (mainly the Universitat
d'Alacant, http://www.ua.es) and companies (e.g. Prompsit Language
Engineering, http://www.prompsit.com), but also independent
free-software developers play a huge role. There are currently 23
published language pairs within the project (including a number of
"firsts" — for example Spanish—Occitan, Breton—French, and
Basque—Spanish among others), and several more in development.
Google Summer of Code (http://socghop.appspot.com) is a global program
that provides scholarships for students from around the world to program
in selected free/open-source software projects.
Last year, the Apertium Google Summer of Code was awarded 9 scholarships.
Students wishing to work this summer in one of the tasks (ideas) that
the Apertium project has published (see
submit a proposal starting March 29 for a 5,000 dollar scholarship (a
template is provided there).
Students are also welcome to visit the #apertium IRC channel at
freenode.net and ask there. They can also write to us at
apertium-gsoc-2010 at dlsi.ua.es .
Mikel L. Forcada <mforcada at computing.dcu.ie>, <mlf at dlsi.ua.es>
Centre for Next Generation Localisation
School of Computing
Dublin City University
Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 700 6720
Fax: +353 1 700 6702
Permanent address: Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics,
Telephone: +34 96 590 9776
Fax: +34 96 590 9326
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