User Event 2021

On 18.11.2021 we had our final GoURMET user event focussing on prototypes and results for journalists and the media industry! If you watch our recording (see below) you can find out about our learnings. You get insights about machine translation in low-resource language domains from the research partners (University of Edinburgh, Universitat d’Alacant, University of Amsterdam) and we showcased our output including live demos from BBC and Deutsche Welle. You are more than welcome to watch the video of the Final User Event.

Recording (1,5 hours) of the user event. Please watch here.

Program & Presentation Slides

10am Welcome & Greeting

Keynote: Low Resource Machine Translation - A bird's-eye view

Alexandra Birch
University of Edinburgh
10:15Main research takeaways

Including learnings from building a new low-ressource model in 8 weeks
("Surprise language challenge")

Felipe Sánchez-Martínez
University of Alicante

10:30Showcasing prototypes

Including DW's transcription & translation tool (plain X) and BBC's multilingual content detection tool (Frank)

Slides DW
Slides BBC
Peggy van der Kreeft
DW Innovation

Sevi Sariisik, Lei He, Anna Blaziak
BBC NewsLabs
11:10Round of questionsKsenia Skriptchenko
DW Innovation
11:25Wrap up, Take away and Spread the word

You are welcome to use GoURMET's Data, Models and Software releases.
Kay Macquarrie
DW Innovation

Take away

As part of GoURMET’s efforts to increase resources and tools available for low-resource machine translation, we have released many of the corpora, models and software created during the project.

You find them here: or directly on GitHub.

Please make use of it and spread the word!

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Credits: Photo by Daryan Shamkhali on Unsplash