Language Technologies Research results presented at UNESCO

Dr. Victoria BOBICEV, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Computers, Informatics and Microelectronics, presented the results of her research in the field of language technologies at the international conference “Language Technologies for All (LT4All): Enabling Linguistic Diversity and Multilingualism Worldwide”, held at UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France.

The conference focused particularly on the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all language users in order to be able to access information and knowledge in the most widely used languages. An important objective in this regard lies in encouraging stakeholders to take relevant, concrete measures to promote linguistic diversity, a truly multilingual Internet and language technologies, focusing on native languages.

Dr. Victoria BOBICEV presented at this important forum the results of her research. Her work, “Contribution to the Universal Dependencies Treebank of Non-Standard Romanian Texts” (co-authored with Cătălina Maranduc, Tudor Bumbu, Ludmila Malahov, Alexandru Colesnicov, Svetlana Cojocaru), reflected the results obtained in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences within the project of digitizing cultural heritage. The professor pointed out that old books from the national library are scanned, subjected to OCR (Optical Character Recognition) procedure and then transliterated into the contemporary Romanian language. In the future, the researchers intend to develop the methodologies and tools necessary for the automatic morphological and syntactic marking of the given texts.

We are proud of our colleague’s successes, we congratulate her and wish her good luck!

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