We conducted several experiments to support
Asia-Wide projects with machine translation.
We conducted the first experiment named ICE2002. In
ICE2002, more than 40 people participated in this project : 32 students from
Shanghai Jiaotong University (China), Kyoto University (Japan), Seoul National
University and Handong University (Korea) and University of Malaya (Malaysia)
developed open source software as a common task over the Internet.
We conducted the second experiment named ICE2003 (Ministry of Internal Affairs
and Communications Asia Broadband). In ICE2003, students and researchers from
Kyoto University(Japan), Wakayama Universtity(Japan), Chinese Academy of
Sciences(China), Beijing University(China), NTT and JST developed digital
contents in their first language using machine translation.
In the next year, we conduct the third experiment - ICE2005. In ICE2005, we
apply and evaluate the tools which are under development at the university and
laboratory of each country. Unlike grand-scale experiments such as ICE2002 and
ABB, ICE2005 is composed of many small experiments. ICE2005 is supported by
Ministry of Education, NTT and NICT.
1. Industrial Track
We introduce some tools(such as Project
SPARK ) which are under development at Kyoto University
and Wakayama University to Japanese campanies(Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., IBM, and so on) which practice offshoring
in China. Through a use of tools, we will grasp the problem
and improve tools. In principle, each university and company
incurs the cost of development and introduction.
2. Academic Track
The purpose of this track is to evaluate the result of research
at each university and create places in which we can conduct
an international experiment. Moreover, universities and research
institutes in Japan, China, Korea and Malaysia are connected
to each other and extend
a network. ICE2005 Workshop was held
in Kyoto University on March 8th and 9th, 2005. The workshop
program is here.