Abu-MaTran seeks to enhance industry-academia cooperation as a key aspect to tackle one of Europe's biggest challenges: multilinguality. We aim to increase the hitherto low industrial adoption of Machine Translation by identifying crucial cutting-edge research techniques, preparing them to be suitable for commercial exploitation and finally transferring this knowledge to industry. On the other hand we will transfer back to academia the know-how of industry regarding management, processes, etc. in order to make research products more robust. The core activity of the project regards transfer of knowledge. This is carried out mainly by means of secondments, which put in contact academic and industrial partners.
We will work on a case study of strategic interest for Europe; we will develop and deploy MT systems for the language of a new member state (Croatian) and then extend to related languages of candidate member states.
The project has a strong emphasis on dissemination, including the organisation of workshops that focus on intersectorial knowledge transfer and the participation in Google Summer of Code.