TraMOOC was present at the 11th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP 2016) which was held at Thessaloniki, Greece from the 20th till the 21st of October 2016. The paper entitled "Social Media and NLP tasks: Challenges in Crowdsourcing Linguistic Information" was presented, which focused on the description of the human translation crowdsourcing tasks, the challenges involved in implementing them, the trial experiments run for the EN-EL and EN-NL language pairs that led to their optimal parameterization, their results and the interesting findings they revealed. Unlike previous related work, domain-specific (educational content text), genre-specific (subtitle text, presentation slides text, quiz text, forum text), platform-related, quality-assurance-related, and language-specific challenges were presented and the corresponding solutions were discussed. This event was a great opportunity for increasing awareness about the progress of the project. Prof. Katia Kermanidi (Ionian University) represented the TraMOOC consortium in this event and provided information about the project and its significant results.
More information about the progress of the project may be accessed via the related section of the multilingual project website at http://tramooc.eu/content/progress-and-latest-results.