Inset line up: Ondrej Kosarko, Research Assistant and PhD student, Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (IFAL); Lukas Vorel, ACTA Board Member, CEO Hero Translating; Professor Jan Hajic,Professor, IFAL; Dusan Varis, Research Assistant and Ph.D. student, IFAL; Radka Vegrichtova, ACTA President, CEO ACP Traductera; Michal Spevacek, ACTA Vice-President, Marketing Director Spevacek Translation Services Inset line up: Ondrej Kosarko, Research Assistant and PhD student, Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (IFAL); Lukas Vorel, ACTA Board Member, CEO Hero Translating; Professor Jan Hajic,Professor, IFAL; Dusan Varis, Research Assistant and Ph.D. student, IFAL; Radka Vegrichtova, ACTA President, CEO ACP Traductera; Michal Spevacek, ACTA Vice-President, Marketing Director Spevacek Translation Services
Jul 01

EUATC'S CZECH MEMBER FORGES LINKS WITH PRAGUE'S CHARLES UNIVERSITY

The Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (IFAL) at Prague's Charles University and the EUATC's Association of Czech Translation Agencies (ACTA) have signed a Letter of Intent concerning to cooperation on aspects of machine translation. It is planned that this initiative will start this month.

 

IFAL and research infrastructure LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ, led by Professor Jan Hajič and chairperson of ACTA.

Radka Vegrichtová, acting together with other representatives of the association, agreed to cooperate in four areas:

  • Neural machine translation
  • International conferences and training
  • Sharing translation memories and know-how
  • Internships and help with diploma theses

Neural Machine Translation
ACTA members wish to utilize machine translation services that were developed by a group of professors and students at IFAL. The initial 6-month testing period will be followed by the commercial use of this service by ACTA members.

International Conferences and Training
In October 2019, ACTA and the national translation associations of Slovakia, Hungary and Austria will organize an international translation conference in Prague – Meet Central Europe 2019. ACTA has expressed interest in having IFAL researchers among the conference speakers.

Sharing Translation Memories and Know-How
IFAL will present ACTA members with a proposal for sharing translation memories that are not subject to privacy, such as texts translated for state and municipal authorities, and contract templates.

Internships and Help with Diploma Theses
Both parties have agreed that the cooperation in this area will be coordinated with the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the Charles University.