Google Summer of Code/Application 2008

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Describe your organization.

Apertium is a rule-based machine translation platform. The project started in 2005 with three pairs for the Romance languages of Spain, and has since expanded to include 7 other language pairs (with more in development). Unlike many big machine translation efforts, Apertium tries to focus on: 1) Languages which are related, 2) Languages which are not well served by current systems, and for which there are few resources (e.g. no parallel corpora).

Development in the project is supported by a number of research groups: Transducens Grup at the Universitat d'Alacant, ... and a number of companies: Prompsit Language Engineering S.L., ...

Why is your organization applying to participate in GSoC 2008? What do you hope to gain by participating?

Did your organization participate in past GSoCs? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation.


If your organization has not previously participated in GSoC, have you applied in the past? If so, for what year(s)?


Who will your organization administrator be? Please include Google Account information.

Francis Tyers <francis.tyers at>

What license(s) does your project use?


What is the URL for your ideas page?

What is the main development mailing list or forum for your organization?
What is the main IRC channel for your organization?
  • #apertium on
Does your organization have an application template you would like to see students use? If so, please provide it now.


Who will be your backup organization administrator? Please include Google Account information.
Who will your mentors be? Please include Google Account information.
  • Francis Tyers <francis.tyers at>
  • ...
What criteria did you use to select these individuals as mentors? Please be as specific as possible.
What is your plan for dealing with disappearing students?
What is your plan for dealing with disappearing mentors?
What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your project's community before, during and after the program?
What will you do to ensure that your accepted students stick with the project after GSoC concludes?