Breaking down language barriers with EMM’s new translation system
In today’s globalised world, keeping aware and staying ahead on all sorts of issues from health, environment and energy to political affairs, security and the financial crisis has become a mammoth task. Breaking down language barriers means first-hand access to relevant information that helps to keep the citizen, the policy maker, governmental authorities, the private sector, industry, etc. better informed, especially on fast changing and impacting issues.
The JRC’s Europe Media Monitor (EMM) now offers the possibility to understand at a glance the content of articles even if written in a foreign language. The "Optima News Translation System" (ONTS), developed in-house by researchers of the JRC’s Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), automatically translates news from ten languages into English.