CNGL and Microsoft Research develop ‘Brazilator’ FIFA World Cup Live Translation Service

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The CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content at DCU and Microsoft Research have collaborated to develop a live tweet translation streaming service for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

World's Leading Computational Linguists to converge on DCU for COLING 2014

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700 Natural Language specialists are to visit Dublin for the CNGL-hosted COLING 2014 Conference, which will run from 23-29 August at The Helix, DCU. COLING 2014 - the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics - promises a stimulating programme reporting latest advances in computational linguistics. The event covers a broad spectrum of technical areas relating to natural language and computation.

Ireland’s smartest young programmers win a trip to compete at the Olympics of Programming

ioicamp2After several selection rounds of the All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (http://aipo.computing.dcu.ie/) four young men from around Ireland are off to pit their wits against the best in the world in a very 21st century competition, the International Olympiad in Informatics (http://www.ioi2014.org/). And the remarkable thing is all of them are still in secondary school!

Competing against over 300 students from 86 other countries in the beautiful and exotic city of Taipei in Taiwan, Team Ireland consists of:

  • Richard Tynan (19yrs) from Cistercian College, Roscrea
  • Áron Hoffman (17yrs) from Luttrellstown Community College, Dublin
  • Conor Griffin (18yrs) from Ardscoil Ris, Limerick
  • Daniel Mulcahy (17rs) from Gonzaga College, Dublin

Computing Student Wins Place on University of Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Masters Programme

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Dublin City University student Robert Lis has been awarded a place on the Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Masters (ESTEEM) programme at US University, Notre Dame, for the Academic Year 2014/15. The student will be supported by a fellowship from the Naughton Foundation which, every year, makes 4-5 awards to outstanding candidates from Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University and University College Cork.

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