18th September, 2012, Amsterdam – TAUS, the translation innovation think tank and platform for shared industry services, announces the launch of an online tutorial for the open source statistical machine translation toolkit, Moses. The free tutorial is funded through the MosesCore project.

Moses is rapidly becoming an indispensable tool for coping with globalization’s linguistic diversity. It is the de facto tool for leading-edge experimentation among academia and rapidly becoming a mainstream tool in the translation industry. However, Moses and machine translation systems in general are still relatively complex software applications.

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions and demonstrations to help people get up and running with a Moses system. It covers the full cycle from data preparation to tuning engines to integration with localization workflows.

Along with TAUS Open Source MT Showcase events, the tutorial serves an important educative function for students and software developers, both in and outside the translation industry. Industry and academia are brought together to create high quality and practical learning material, lowering the barriers to using Moses.

“This is an important addition to the TAUS range of open tools and services. It demonstrates our commitment to providing a shared industry platform and ensuring informed decisions about translation automation. Thanks to Barry Haddow, Achim Ruopp and Maxim Khalilov for their hard work to put the tutorial together,” says Rahzeb Choudhury, TAUS operations director. “We look forward to creating more advanced modules in the months and years ahead.”

To access the Moses Tutorial, please visit:

https://translate.taus.net/translate/mosescore/machine-translation-and-moses-tutorial

About MosesCore

The MosesCore consortium is a powerful academia-industry partnership to promote open source machine translation globally. MosesCore is supported by the European Commission Grant Number 288487 under the 7th Framework Programme. For more information, please visit:

http://www.statmt.org/mosescore

About TAUS

TAUS is an innovation think tank and platform for shared services for the translation industry. TAUS supports entrepreneurs and principals in the translation industry to share and define new strategies through a comprehensive range of events, publications and knowledge tools.

For more information about TAUS, please visit:

http://www.taus.net