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Université de Genève

Created in 1559, the University of Geneva is now the second biggest HES in Switzerland. It currently has a student body of 14 500 students. More than one-third of all students come from abroad, attracted by the University's location in the heart of an international city which is home to many international organizations. Renowned for its high level of excellence, the University of Geneva offers a wide spectrum of academic courses in divers fields of study such as the exact and natural sciences, medicine, social sciences and the arts. The University finances and hosts research teams in a variety of areas, and works on the widening of international relationships with other Universities and Institutes.

Faculty of Translation and Interpreting

The School of Translation and Interpreting, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest translation and interpreting schools in the world. It is currently a Faculty of the University of Geneva, and is internationally renowned for its excellence and expertise in the key contemporary fields of translation, interpreting and multilingual communication.


The Department of Multilingual Information Processing (TIM) is part of the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation (formerly, the of School Translation and Interpretation) at the University of Geneva. ETI/TIM/ISSCO has been active in various areas connected with natural language processing for twenty years. Current and previous research at TIM/ISSCO put the emphasis on multilingual language processing. In recent years ETI/TIM/ISSCO has specialised in the evaluation of NLP systems, multimodal dialogue management and machine speech translation.

Role in the project

ETI/TIM/ISSCO members will leverage their long term, experience in languages, evaluation and translation in the work package WP9: MT evaluation. They will also provide their expertise in development of French linguistic resources (lexicon, terminology and rules) in WP2 and in machine learning methods in WP4. Finally, they will ensure the administrative project coordination and management (WP1).