History of the NCLT
In 1988 the EU nominated DCU as the Irish research base for the Eurotra Machine Translation R&D project.
DCU set up Eurotra Ireland within what was then the School of Applied Languages. The centre evolved
and was awarded the National Centre for Language Technology by the Irish Government in 1990
with Dr. Jennifer Pearson as its first director (1990 - 1995).
Dr. Alex Monaghan became the NCLT director in 1995 and Prof. Josef van Genabith
took over in 2001. In 2008, Dr. Jennifer Foster became the director.
In addition to fulfilling its contractual requirements for the Eurotra project, the National Centre for Language Technology became involved in, and promoted, a number of activities which contributed to the following achievements:
Today, Dublin City University is still reaping the benefits of its decision to participate in the Eurotra project in 1988. There is a thriving NLP community within the University in the School of Computing, the School of Electronic Engineering, the School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies and the Centre for Next Generation Localisation.
|Last update: 1st October 2010|