Four major institutions in the European Union have developed a new machine translation (MT) engine that will be released worldwide. The source code was also made available to the developer community on GitHub.

The open source project, called ModernMT, received a EUR 3m grant from Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework program for research and innovation, and was released in beta in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Built as a ready-to-install application, the software seeks to address the remaining hurdles that still hinder the adoption of MT technology by end-users, notably language service providers (LSPs) and enterprises.

Currently, it is available as a plug-in for various computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools, including SDL Trados Studio. The full version of the enterprise-grade software is set for release in the fourth quarter of 2017.

See more >>