The University of Edinburgh is one of the largest and most successful universities in the UK with an international reputation as a centre of academic excellence. Its international character is reflected in its international student population, international staff and in its joint research and other links with overseas universities, institutes, companies and governments. The University is the leading research university in Scotland and is amongst the top ten in the United Kingdom. According to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework some 83% of the University’s research activity is in the highest categories (4* and 3*), - which are classified as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Edinburgh research in Computer Science and Informatics was rated the best in the UK, based on breadth and quality of research.
The Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) group in Edinburgh is one of the leading research groups in this field, currently consisting of around 15 faculty, researchers, students and programmers. It is perhaps best known for Moses, the leading open-source MT system, but it is also well known as one of the main organisers of the annual Machine Translation Marathon (MTM) and Workshop in Machine Translation (WMT) as well as, of course, high quality research output.
Role in the project
The main contribution of the University of Edinburgh is the development of high quality machine translation systems for the project (WP4) and work on the integration of these systems into the workflow of the use cases (WP7). Given its role in the co-ordination of the development of the Moses machine translation system, UEDIN is well prepared to take on this role.