Project Name: Pidgin: Self-learning Cross Lingual Interface

Abbreviation: Pidgin

Start date: April 1, 2002

End date: September 30, 2004

Project Description:
The aim of the Pidgin project is to develop a cross lingual interface that is capable of improving itself using machine learning techniques. The various partners in the project are each developing modules (reflecting their own specialties) ready for integration. With the finished Pidgin interface it will be possible for a user to type in their part of a dialogue (with either the system, in a man-machine dialogue, or with another user, in a person-to-person dialogue via a chat environment) in their own language. The Pidgin interface will appear to the user as a blackbox acting as interpreter between them and their foreign discussion partner. It must give a correct translation as far as meaning and register are concerned but this does not necessarily mean that it has to be a grammatically correct translation: precision above prettiness!


The following HMI-member(s) is/are coordinator of this Project

Dirk Heylen


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