MOLTO Final Project Meeting: Barcelona 23 May, 2013

23 May 2013 09:30
23 May 2013 18:00

MOLTO (Multilingual Online Translation) is a European research project in FP7 with six participants from six countries. The mission of MOLTO is to develop tools high-quality translation in multiple languages in real time. This ambitious goal is reached by restricting the scope of translation to well-defined domains. Thus MOLTO tools are intended for producers of information, who have clearly defined translation needs and want to deliver high quality. This is in contrast with most other work in machine translation, which targets consumers and aims for coverage rather than quality.

During the three years and three months of MOLTO, we have developed technology that enables the productive and efficient creation of translation systems fit for different purposes. These systems can support up to 28 parallel languages, and more languages are in progress. The core technology of MOLTO is delivered under open-source licenses (LGPL/BSD) and is thus available for the research community and commercial users alike.

This last meeting is the possibility to get to know the members of the MOLTO Consortium, to attend talks and demos, to discuss the work, and to plan future collaboration. The program features presentations on the core technologies of MOLTO (tools for translating and for building translation systems), on research aspects (how to scale up the scope of MOLTO methods) and on use cases of these ideas (mathematics, museum object descriptions, business applications). The intended audience of the meeting includes computational linguists, computer scientists, developers of multilingual websites, museum curators, public sector officers, and members of the translation industry.

The final project meeting of MOLTO will be held in Barcelona, on 23 May 2013, hosted and organized by UPC in the beautiful Rectorat building: UPC, CAMPUS NORD - Edif. R, C. JORDI GIRONA, 31, 08034 BARCELONA, SPAIN.


Location will be in the Rectorat building, second floor, Council room (Sala de juntes).

Time-slot Title Authors
9:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 12:10 Core technologies
10:00 - 10:20 MOLTO: Results and Future Prospects Aarne Ranta
10:20 - 10:40 Grammar Engineering Tools Aarne Ranta, John Camilleri, Ramona Enache
10:40 - 11:00 The GF Cloud Thomas Hallgren, John Camilleri, Aarne Ranta
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee/Tea break
11:30 - 11:50 Lexicon Extraction Inari Listenmaa, Lauri Carlson, Seppo Nyrkkö, Shafqat Virk
11:50 - 12:10 Query Technologies Maria Mateva, Aarne Ranta, Ramona Enache, Jordi Saludes, Meritxell Gonzàlez
12:10 - 13:00 Emerging technologies and research aspects
12:10 - 12:30 Robust and Statistical Parsing in GF Krasimir Angelov
12:30 - 12:50 Hybrid SMT/GF Patent Translation Cristina España-Bonet, Ramona Enache, Meritxell Gonzàlez
12:50 - 13:00 discussion
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Applications of MOLTO Technologies
14:30 - 14:50 Multilingual Mathematics Online Jordi Saludes, Olga Caprotti
14:50 - 15:10 The Multilingual Online Museum Dana Dannélls, Aarne Ranta, Ramona Enache, Mariana Damova, Maria Mateva
15:10 - 15:30 Multilingual CNL-based Semantic Wiki Laura Canedo, Norbert E. Fuchs, Kaarel Kaljurand, Tobias Kuhn, Victor Ungureanu
15:30 - 15:50 GF Adoption in the Business Modelling Domain Jeroen van Grondelle, Joris van Aart
15:50 - 16:00 discussion
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee/Tea break
16:30 - 18:00 Evaluation and Future
16:30 - 16:50 Evaluation of MOLTO Technologies Jussi Rautio, Maarit Koponen, Lauri Carlson
16:50 - 17:10 MOLTO Exploitation Perspectives Borislav Popov
17:10 - 18:00 Discussion, Questions, and Answers

Organizing Committee

Meeting Chair: Aarne Ranta

Local Organization: Olga Caprotti, Meritxell Gonzàlez, Sebastian Xambò-Descamps, Cristina España-Bonet

How to get to UPC Campus Nord

The UPC-Campus Nord is located in Pedralbes to the north of the western end of the Avenida Diagonal, one of the most important streets in Barcelona. The workshop is in the Rectorat, which is located in the park below "Plaça Eusebi Güell". The nearest metro station is Palau Reial (L3). There are also several bus lines that pass near the UPC-Campus Nord (L33, L54, L213, L75, L60).

From the airport

  • By bus: Take the Aerobus in front of your arrival terminal and stop at the train station Estació de Sants (Barcelona). The length of the trip is approximately 30 minutes, and buses run every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. until 00:30 a.m. The cost of one way trip is about 4.50 Euros and a round trip costs about 7.50 Euros. Tickets can be bought on the bus. Once at the Estació de Sants you can take the metro green line (L3) to the Palau Reial stop. The UPC-Campus Nord is 5 minutes away, walking up Coronel Valenzuela.
  • By train: Take the train at the airport and stop at Estació de Sants (Barcelona). Once there you can take the metro green line (L3) to the Palau Reial stop. The UPC-Campus Nord is 5 minutes away, walking up Coronel Valenzuela.
  • By taxi: Taxis in Barcelona are black and yellow. Those may be ordered by phone, picked up at authorized taxi stands or flagged down in the street. Please always check that the meter is running. Taxis must usually be paid in cash though some accept credit cards. The cost of a taxi from the airport to the UPC - Campus Nord is about 30.00 €.

From Estació de Sants train station

Take the metro green line (L3) to the Palau Reial stop. The UPC-Campus Nord is 5 minutes away, walking up Coronel Valenzuela.

From Estació de França train station

Take the metro yellow line (L4) to the Passeig de Gràcia stop. There you have to change and take the metro green line (L3) to the Palau Reial stop. The UPC-Campus Nord is 5 minutes away, walking up Coronel Valenzuela.


There is no registration fee however we request you to register here below in order to plan logistics.

Consortium members: you should register here if you are planning to attend this day only, register for 3 days otherwise.

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