Under this agreement, signed on October 2016, the MLLP research group will provide automatic transcription and translation services for the Jožef Stefan Institute’s award-winning VideoLectures.NET free and open access educational video lecture repository.
The Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS) is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, having over 900 researchers within 25 departments working in the areas of computer science, physics, and chemistry and biology, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The IJS operates the award-winning VideoLectures.NET, one of the biggest academic online video repositories in the world, which offers free and open access to over 19,000 video lectures.
The Universitat Politècnica de València’s Machine Learning and Language Processing (MLLP) group is a research group based at the UPV’s Dept. of Computer Systems and Computation (DSIC), its main research areas being Machine Learning and Applications, Natural Language Processing, and Educational Technologies and Big Data. During its most recent projects (such as the EU projects transLectures and EMMA), the MLLP has had a strong focus on developing and deploying state-of-the-art systems for automatic transcription and translation of media and text in several languages, based on self-developed technology (which can be tried with your own media files at http://ttp.mllp.upv.es/).
Under the newly signed technological support agreement, the MLLP group will provide online video transcription and translation services for the IJS’ VideoLectures.NET. The IJS and the MLLP have worked together on this topic in the past within the EU project transLectures, and we look forward to continue our joint efforts in improving multilingual accessibility to educational resources.