Dublin City University is to lead a €30m research partnership which hopes to develop the next generation of high-tech automatic language translation.
DCU will work in tandem with other Irish colleges in the five-year research project, which is being funded by Science Foundation Ireland.
SFI will contribute €16.8m in funding to the project, with international and domestic industry partners ploughing €13.6m into the venture.
The plan is that the research will transform the localisation sector of Ireland’s global software business. Localisation is the process of adapting things like digital content, download manuals and software to other languages and cultures.