With the help of the EU Council Presidency Translator, not only the German website of the Council Presidency can be translated into all EU languages with one click. The MT system can also translate texts that are entered directly on the Presidency website, complete documents and entire websites into all 24 official EU languages. The special feature of this system is that it is a purely European solution: All servers are located in the EU, transmissions are securely encrypted and all data is deleted immediately once the translation has been generated. The Translator is based on high-tech AI and supported by a combination of industry, research and public authorities in Europe. It shows that European language technology can lead the international competition in this field. A special contribution is made by Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, which supports the development of the translator through grants, and by translators from the German ministries, who have provided training data and evaluate the MT output so that the Presidency Translator can be continuously improved. Press coverage at national and international level has been consistently positive. An overview of all publications to date can be found in the Presidency Translator Media Review.
Further information on the German EU Council Presidency Translator is available on the Website of the MT Tool and in the recently published interview on the occasion of this major milestone with project leader Prof. Josef van Genabith (DFKI). Thanks to the German EU Council Presidency Translator, the interview is also available in English, Spanish, French and Italian.