CSET Thesis in Three

The CSET Thesis in Three Final takes place this evening in the Sugar Club, Dublin 2 at 7.30pm (

Innovation DublinAs part of Innovation Dublin, CLARITY and the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) are co-ordinating a "CSET Thesis in Three" event, on Wednesday 17th November 2010 in the Sugar Club, at 7.30pm.

This event, ( will feature students from six SFI-funded Centres for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSETs) Clarity, CNGL, LERO, BDI, SBI and CRANN presenting their doctoral research in a series of concise, rapidly paced talks consisting of 3 slides of precisely one minute each. The presentations will cover the broad range of science, engineering and technology disciplines the CSETs are currently exploring in Ireland today. Essentially, each presentation is a PhD elevator pitch, and will open up current Irish research to a wider audience. There will be prizes for first, second and third.

CNGL signs MOU for research collaboration with Japan's NICT Institute

DCU, on behalf of the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for research collaboration with Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technologies (NICT) in Tokyo.

CNGL-NICT signingThis Memorandum of Understanding for research collaboration with NICT is part of CNGL's strategic objective to strengthen relationships with international partners and to develop new opportunities for research collaboration in areas underpinning Next Generation Localisation.

Professor Josef van Genabith, Director of the CNGL at DCU's School of Computing, led the CNGL delegation which included Dr. Páraic Sheridan, CNGL Operations Director, Mr. Richard Stokes, CEO of DCU INVENT and Mr. Takeshi Fukunaga head of the Global Meta Media Division of Dai Nippon Printing (DNP), an industrial partner of CNGL based in Tokyo.

Prof. van Genabith said, "We are particularly pleased to sign this agreement to deepen the relationship between Ireland and Japan in the research and development of computing technologies in areas such as language, speech, and digital content personalisation which are becoming increasingly important."

CNGL launch World Cup 'Twanslation' Service

John, Riona, Maria using CNGL's 'Twanslation' Service

CNGL researchers have developed a system to allow football fans follow World Cup tweets on Twitter in their own language. The CNGL Twanslator:World Cup 2010 project is being coordinated by Prof. Andy Way from the School of Computing in DCU (Track leader for Integrated Language Technologies / Machine Translation CNGL - DCU) and Dr Declan Dagger (CNGL TCD).

Natural boundaries exist within Twitter based on spoken languages - typically you are only connected to people who communicate in a language you understand. Twanslator WC 2010 is an attempt to filter the information streams on Twitter during the world cup into a number of different languages and create match summaries. CNGL is collaborating with the SFI CLARITY centre on aspects on this work.

All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad 2010

AILO 2010

Over 250 second level students all over Ireland are taking the first round paper of the CNGL All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) in their own schools this week.

Following the success of last year's inaugural AILO competition, CNGL invited transition-year, 5th- and 6th-year students in Ireland and Northern Ireland with an interest in languages and good analytical skills to put them together, learn about linguistics, and participate in this fun competition. The winners of the overall AILO individual competition will represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Sweden in July 2010.
Many disciplines such as science, maths, creative writing, and music run competitions to find the most promising young students. A Linguistics Olympiad involves face-to-face competition where teams or individuals have to use their ingenuity, creativity and skill to solve language-related problems. No specialist linguistics knowledge is assumed.

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