Yesterday, Mikel Artetxe was awarded in Barcelona with the second prize in the First Hackaton on Language Technologies organized by Red.es in collaboration with the Spanish Plan to promote Language Technology managed by the Spanish Government’s SESIAD agency.
This hackathon was organized in the context of “4 Years From Now” (4YFN), the bussines platform created by Mobile World Capital Barcelona to promote technological startups. Several IXA members participated as organizers (German Rigau, Iñaki Alegria and Rodrigo Agerri).
Eight projects participated in the final session yesterday in Barcelona. Mikel developed a free alternative that allows the automatic creation of bilingual dictionaries offering examples with real uses of words (an application similar to Linguee).