language translation software

January 24, 2017

U.S. intelligence community researchers need technology capable of retrieving information from a multilingual repository and converting the data into English.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) released a broad agency announcement late last week for the Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any Language (MATERIAL) program. The program aims to develop an English-in, English-out capability in which questions asked in English are answered the same way. Proposals are due March 20.

April 5, 2016

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Yorktown Heights, New York, has been issued a ceiling decrease modification in the amount of $7,397,671 (P00017) to previously awarded HR0011-12-C-0015, for research under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) I20 Broad Operational Language Translation (BOLT) program. The modification decreases the total cumulative face value of the contract from $32,761,127 to $25,363,456.

September 28, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

To manage the overwhelming amount of patent data it must process, the European Patent Office (EPO) in Vienna, Austria, has partnered with California-based Google in a no-cost collaboration. The partnership calls for Google to help process patents into 28 European languages, as well as into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian. European Union members ratified and signed the formal agreement this past spring.