Dublin City University (DCU) Renews Ongoing Education Partnership with KantanMT

The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies in Dublin City University continues the integration of the KantanMT platform in postgraduate curriculum.

Dublin, Ireland, November 18, 2015 --(PR.com)-- KantanMT is very pleased to welcome a new cohort of Dublin City University (DCU) students to its University Partner program, which now includes 10 universities and colleges from around the world. Partnered with DCU since 2013, KantanMT provides access to its Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) platform to postgraduate students in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, giving them the experience of entire SMT workflows.

Led by Prof Dorothy Kenny, 27 postgraduate students on DCU’sMA in Translation Studies and MSc in Translation Technology will use the latest KantanMT technology this semester to build and deploy customised SMT engines. KantanMT.com is fully integrated into a translation technology module that covers principles and practice in translation memory and machine translation technology. “We are delighted to be using KantanMT again this semester,” said Prof Kenny. “Because it is such a complete platform, our students get to experience every facet of real-world, high-volume machine translation workflows, from building and testing their own SMT engines, to using sophisticated automatic metrics to track quality and productivity, to post-editing using dedicated tools. Not only do our students develop as translation professionals, our partnership with KantanMT helps us respond to industry needs, and even to anticipate industry needs.”

The KantanMT University Program offers universities and colleges access to its cloud-based platform for student learning and research purposes. “We are very excited about DCU renewing our academic partnership,” said Tony O’Dowd, Founder and Chief Architect, KantanMT. “We believe that the students from the University Partner Programmes will go on to contribute in a very meaningful way to the localization and language industry, and we are very proud to be able to be a part of the learning process for them.”

For more information about translation studies at DCU, please see the DCU website. For more information on the KantanMT University Partner Program, please mail info@kantanmt.com.

About DCU
DCU’s School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) has a proud history of offering cutting-edge taught programmes in languages, translation, intercultural studies and related areas. It also offers a dynamic research environment for some 40 doctoral students, many of whom specialise in translation technology. Its taught postgraduate programmes in translation studies and translation technology are members of the prestigious European Master’s in Translation (EMT) Network.

About KantanMT
KantanMT.com is a leading SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customised machine translation engines in the cloud. The innovative technologies offered on the KantanMT.com platform enable users to easily build MT engines in over 750 language combinations, seamlessly integrating into localization workflows and web applications. KantanMT is based in the INVENT Building, DCU Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Louise Irwin