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EU Project - Platform for Automatic, Normalized Annotation and Cost-Effective Acquisition of Language Resources for Human Language Technologies (PANACEA)

Contracting: Comunità Europea

Type: Progetto internazionale

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 A strategic challenge for Europe in today's globalised economy is to overcome language barriers through technological means. In particular, Machine Translation (MT) systems are expected to have a significant impact on the management of multilingualism in Europe, making it possible to translate the huge quantity of (written or oral) data produced, and thus, covering the needs of hundreds of millions of citizens.


PANACEA is addressing the most critical aspect for MT: the so-called language-resource bottleneck. Although MT technologies may consist of language independent engines, they depend on the availability of language-dependent knowledge for their real-life implementation, i.e., they require Language Resources.

The objective of PANACEA is thus to build a factory of Language Resources that progressively automates the stages involved in the acquisition, production, updating and maintenance of language.


Panacea Project


From 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2012