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Professor Andy Way Wins Prestigious International Award for His Outstanding Contribution to MT

Andy-MT-Award-2019Professor Andy Way, Deputy Director of the ADAPT Centre and Professor of Computing at DCU, has been selected as the winner of the Award of Honour from the prestigious International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT).

The award was presented to Professor Way at a ceremony at the world’s largest machine translation conference, the MT Summit, which took place last week in DCU.  Delivering the commendation, President of the IAMT, Professor Mikel Forcada said:

“Professor Andy Way is one of the leaders in machine translation research worldwide. He has published an abundance of peer-reviewed conference and journal papers about many different aspects of machine translation, which are widely cited. During the last 25 years, he has built and leads here, at Dublin City University, one of the strongest machine translation groups in the world, a group which is now part of the ADAPT Centre where he is deputy director, and which has attracted top researchers and a large number of Irish and European projects, some of which he has led personally. During these years, 24 of his students have successfully defended their PhD theses, many of which work for prestigious academic institutions or leading companies in the field.”

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Research Funding Award of over €1 million for Adapt & School of Computing

A DCU co-ordinated project has received the largest amount of funding (Euro 1,138,781) from European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).

Prof. Andy Way, Deputy Director, ADAPT Centre and DCU's School of Computing will lead the "Providing Resources in Irish, Norwegian, Croatian and Icelandic for the Purposes of Language Engineering" which will involve collaborating with Iconic, the National Library of Norway, the University of Zagreb, and the University of Iceland.

The grant was awarded under the recent Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) call as part of the ELRC Network (European Language Resource Co-ordination) which manages, maintains and coordinates the relevant language resources in all official languages of the EU and CEF associated countries.

These activities will help to improve the quality, coverage and performance of automated translation solutions in the context of current and future CEF digital services.

Seminar talk Adapt - Prof Mikel Forcada - 12/06/18

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