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Bangor University Machine Translation KTP graded as Outstanding by Innovate UK

Bangor University and Cymen Cyf have been awarded an A (Outstanding) rating for their recently completed Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). Cymen is a translation company located in Caernarfon, and is one of the largest private sector employers of graduates in Gwynedd. The KTP focused on developing domain-specific machine translation between English and Welsh, using Cymen’s large archive of translated documents as training data.

Publication date: 8 November 2019

Language Technologies Symposium, Bangor University, 18 September, 2020

It’s a pleasure to announce the first call for papers for our Language Technologies Symposium, Bangor University, 18 September, 2020. This is the first academic symposium in its field for researchers in Wales. A warm welcome all researchers, academics and students.

Publication date: 31 October 2019

Celebrating staff and student success on Shwmae Su’mae Day 2019

With Shwmae Su’mae Day now an annual celebration in numerous institutions across Wales, members of University staff who have been following Welsh language courses received certificates for their efforts today (October 15).

Shwmae Su’mae Day aims to promote the use of Welsh by encouraging everyone to start a conversation with a greeting in the language. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the numerous achievements of our staff and students who have either actively learned the language or increased their proficiency in Welsh.

Publication date: 15 October 2019

KESS MRes Scholarship - Welsh Ontology of Family Law

This is a second advertisment for an MRes scholarship for a Welsh Ontology of Family Law, for which the ability to speak Welsh is essential

Publication date: 15 October 2019

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists honour three researchers from Bangor University

In a special award ceremony hosted by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) at Nottingham during their annual conference this year, Delyth Prys, Dewi Bryn Jones a Stefan Ghazzali from the Language Technologies Unit, Canolfan Bedwyr, were presented with a Giving Voice Award.  The three, through their Lleisiwr project, funded by the Welsh Government, had developed software to create personalized synthetic voices to help patients about to lose their own voices. The project enabled voice banking in Welsh and English so that a digital version of the voices could be built.

Publication date: 2 October 2019