Manuel Herranz, Pangeanic’s CEO and PangeaMT’s chief strategist, has been invited to speak at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation in Brussels later on today. He will be offering the language industry’s current perspective on Machine Translation. The conference itself, entitled Translators and Machine Translation, is geared at raising further awareness on translation automation technologies and best practices.

We append the conference programme below. Please contact us if you need further details or would like to receive a copy of Manuel’s presentation later.


Directorate-General for Translation

Directorate R – Resources,

R.3 – Informatics


DGT CONFERENCE, 6 APRIL 2011, G-12 3/21– JMO M6


14.15 Welcome and introduction

by Mr Piet Verleysen, Director for Resources, DGT

14.30 Machine translation technology – introduction

by Dr Andreas Eisele, Machine Translation Project Manager, Informatics unit, DGT

15.10 Machine Translation and translators: evidence from research

by Dr Sharon O’Brien, Lecturer in Translation Studies, School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University, Ireland

15.50 Machine translation: the perspective of the language industry

by Mr Manuel Herranz, owner & senior strategy officer of the “Pangeanic” translation company, Spain

16.30 Using machine translation in DGT: the experience and the perspective of a language department

by Mr Hilário Leal Fontes, translator, Portuguese Language Department, DGT

17.00 Discussion

17.30 Closing

by Mr Josep Bonet, Head of the Informatics Unit, DGT.

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