Annual Public Report M24

TitleAnnual Public Report M24
Publication TypeDeliverable
AuthorsCaprotti, O
Accession Number1X2
PublisherThe MOLTO Consortium
Place PublishedUniversity of Gothenburg
Year of Publication2012
NumberD X.2
Date Published03/2012
Publication LanguageEnglish

Annual report on activities carried out in the framework of the MOLTO EU project. This report is designed for Web publishing, for a broad public outside the consortium. It documents the main results obtained by the MOLTO project during the first two years of activity and promotes the objectives of the project. MOLTO’s goal is to develop a suite of tools for translating texts between multiple languages in real time with high quality. MOLTO uses domain specific semantic grammars and ontology-based interlinguas implemented in GF [2] (Grammatical Framework), a grammar formalism where multiple languages are related by a common abstract syntax. Until now GF [2] has been applied in several small to-medium size domains, typically targeting up to ten languages, but during MOLTO we will scale this up in terms of productivity and applicability by increasing the size of domains and the number of languages. MOLTO aims to make its technology accessible to domain experts who lack GF [2] expertise so that building a multilingual application will amount to just extending a lexicon and writing a set of example sentences. The most research-intensive parts of MOLTO are the two-way interoperability between ontology standards (such as OWL and RDF) and GF [2] grammars and the extension of rule-based translation by statistical methods. The OWL-GF [2] interoperability enables multilingual natural language based interaction with machine-readable knowledge while the statistical methods add robustness to the system when desired. MOLTO technology is released as open-source libraries for third-party translation tools and web pages and thereby fits into standard workflows.

KeywordsMOLTO dissemination, WP1
Type of WorkProject Deliverable
Due Date

15 November 2011, delayed because it does not mark a yearly period.



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