Tilde R&D showcased at LREC 2018 conference in Japan

Language technologies , Localization , Machine Translation , Research
Conference in Japan

This week work of Tilde's Research and Development team is being presented at the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference in Miyazaki, Japan.

At LREC Tilde presents most recent research results in neural machine translation for less-resourced languages (Matīss Rikters, Mārcis Pinnis and Rihards Krišlauks. Training and Adapting Multilingual NMT for Less-resourced and Morphologically Rich Languages). Tilde also presents Tilde MT platform that provides means for linguistic data storage, data cleaning and normalisation, statistical and neural machine translation system training and hosting functionality, as well as wide integration capabilities (Mārcis Pinnis, Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Rihards Kalniņš, Roberts Rozis, Raivis Skadiņš and Valters Šics. Tilde MT Platform for Developing Client Specific MT Solutions).

Tilde also presents recent results in speech processing by introducing method that was used to produce additional acoustic model training data for the less-resourced languages (Askars Salimbajevs. Creating Lithuanian and Latvian Speech Corpora from Inaccurately Annotated Web Data)

Tilde’s work on language resource collection for Nordic and Baltic countries is presented in paper Collecting Language Resources from Public Administrations in the Nordic and Baltic Countries (Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Rihards Kalniņš, Roberts Rozis and Aivars Bērziņš). Tilde together with other consortium partners also contributed to a paper about the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC): European Language Resource Coordination: Collecting Language Resources for Public Sector Multilingual Information Management (Andrea Lösch, Valérie Mapelli, Stelios Piperidis, Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Lilli Smal, Thierry Declerck, Eileen Schnur, Khalid Choukri and Josef Van Genabith).

Since the first LREC held in Granada in 1998, LREC has become the major event on Language Resources (LRs) and Evaluation for Language Technologies (LT). The aim of LREC is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, explore new R&D directions and emerging trends, exchange information regarding LRs and their applications, evaluation methodologies and tools, ongoing and planned activities, industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from the e-society, both with respect to policy issues and to technological and organisational ones.

LREC provides a unique forum for researchers, industrials and funding agencies from across a wide spectrum of areas to discuss problems and opportunities, find new synergies and promote initiatives for international cooperation, in support to investigations in language sciences, progress and innovation in language technologies and development of corresponding products, services and applications, and standards.