KantanMT Welcomes First Polish University, the Institute of Applied Linguistics (ILS), University of Warsaw to Its Academic Programme

KantanMT increases its presence in European localization and language technology education to welcome the Institute of Applied Linguistics (ILS), University of Warsaw in Poland to its rapidly expanding partnerhship programme.

Dublin, Ireland, January 13, 2017 --(PR.com)-- KantanMT is pleased to announce a new academic partnership with the The Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, Poland. The new academic partnership will see students in the course ‘Machine translation and post-editing’ learn necessary skills in building, managing and customising highly scalable, cloud-based Machine Translation systems for Polish to/from English, German, French, Spanish and Russian languages.

Starting in the summer semester from February until June of the 2016/2017 academic year the Institute of Applied Linguistics will offer a new MA-level course on machine translation (MT) and post-editing - major technological trends in the modern language industry. As a member of the KantanMT University Partner Programme, the university will be able to include hands-on activities with the KantanMT cloud-based MT platform in the syllabus.

"We’re teaching translation to our students, and we’re good at it. But if they are to stand a chance in the modern, competitive market, we have to give them something more; an opportunity to learn the cutting-edge technology that supports the translation process,” says Witold Woicki, Lecturer and IT Specialist. “Machine translation and post-editing are growing trends in this business, and we want students to be ready for the changes these technologies have already brought to the field as well as for the new models of work they will surely bring."

KantanMT.com is fully integrated into the university’s translation technology module and covers principles and practice in Translation Memory (TM) and Machine Translation (MT) technology. The unique customisation features of KantanMT enables students to gain a thorough understanding of Statistical Machine Translation to prepare them for future careers in the language industry.

For more information on the Institute of Applied Linguistics (ILS), University of Warsaw contact Witold Woicki (witold.woicki@uw.edu.pl). To join the KantanMT Academic programme, contact Carlos Collantes (carlosc@kantanmt.com).

About the Institute of Applied Linguistics (ILS)

The Institute of Applied Linguistics (ILS), University of Warsaw, is an independent research and training unit, educating translators, linguists and foreign language teachers. The Institute functions as a part of the Faculty of Applied Linguistics. The Institute offers a BA programme (full-time studies), MA programmes (full-time and extramural studies) as well as PhD and post-graduate programmes.

About KantanMT

KantanMT.com is a leading SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage Custom Machine Translation engines in the cloud. The innovative technologies offered on the KantanMT.com platform enable users to easily build MT engines in over 760 language combinations, seamlessly integrating into localization workflows and web applications. KantanMT is based in the INVENT Building, DCU Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Louise Irwin