Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins scientists to build machine translation system for obscure languages

Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins scientists to build machine translation system for obscure languages. “A team of computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University has won a $10.7 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to create an information retrieval and translation system for languages that are not widely used around the world. Philipp Koehn, a computer science professor in JHU’s Whiting School of Engineering, is leading a group of 20 professors, research scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and doctoral students in an effort to build a system that can respond to inquiries typed in English based on documents written in so-called ‘low resource’ languages, which means there is relatively little written material in these languages.”