Supporting language diversity of European MOOCs with the EMMA platform

Francis Brouns, Nicolás Serrano Martínez-Santos, Jorge Civera, Marco Kalz, Alfons Juan

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    This paper introduces the cross-language support of the EMMA MOOC platform. Based on a discussion of language diversity in Europe we introduce the development and evaluation of automated translation of texts and subtitling of videos from Dutch into English. The development of an Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) system and a Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) system is described. The resources employed and evaluation approach is introduced. Initial evaluation results are presented. Finally, we provide an outlook into future research and development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the European MOOC Stakeholder Summit 2015
    EditorsM. Lebrun, M. Ebner, I. de Waard, M. Gaebel
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - May 2015
    EventeMOOCs 2015 : European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit - Université catholique de Louvain, Mons, Belgium
    Duration: 18 May 201520 May 2015
    Conference number: 3


    ConferenceeMOOCs 2015 : European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit
    Abbreviated titleeMOOCs 2015


    • moocs
    • culture
    • language-technology
    • automated translation
    • automatic speech recognition
    • statistical machine translation


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