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Broad Operational Language Technology Program

SRI Receives Contract for Language Translation Technology

October 26, 2011
By George Seffers

SRI International, Menlo Park, California, is being awarded a $7,147,416 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Broad Operational Language Technology Program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for activities a), genre-independent translation and information retrieval system; b), human-machine communication system; c), human-human dialogue system; and d), Arabic dialect components. Work will be performed at several U.S. locations; Hong Kong; Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Marseille, France. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Receives Language Translation Contract

October 17, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon BBN Technologies Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8,448,523 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Broad Operational Language Technology Program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for activity A, "Genre-Independent Translation and Information Retrieval System"; activity B, "Human-Machine Communication System"; Activity C, "Human-Human Dialogue System"; and Activity D, "Arabic Dialect Components." The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

DARPA Awards Language Translation Contract to IBM

October 14, 2011
By George Seffers

International Business Machines Corporation, Yorktown Heights, New York, is being awarded a $6,576,024 cost contract for the Broad Operational Language Technology Program. The program has a goal of creating technology capable of translating multiple foreign languages in all genres, retrieving information from the translated material, and enabling bilingual communication via speech or text. Specifically, this contractor will conduct work for activity A, "Genre-Independent Translation and Information Retrieval System," and activity C, "Human-Human Dialogue System." The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

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