Friday, March 12, 2004

Research on English and Foreign Language Exploitation - REFLEX

The Department of the Interior, National Business Center (NBC), Acquisition and Property Management Division, Southwest Branch, Fort Huachuca AZ, acting as the contracting agent for the Intelligence Technology Innovation Center (ITIC) and other Intelligence Community, Defense, and Homeland Security agencies, invites the submission of research proposals for developing technology that partially or fully automates aspects of the process of acquiring information from text documents and other natural language-based sources. Government information analysts need dramatic improvements over today's capabilities in order to be able to accomplish their analytic tasks in the future.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Robo-talk helps pocket translator

Small robots with friendly faces have helped out in the development of handheld translation gadgets to be tried out by travellers in Japan.

Monday, March 01, 2004

Translation in the Age of Terror

A new U.S. government center will connect linguists on the front lines of the war against terror with translation assistance technologies that can digitize, parse, and digest raw intelligence material.