The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will hold a proposers’ day conference on Sept. 27 in Washington to brief interested organizationsÂ on aÂ multilingual data collection system development program.
IARPA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Aug. 1Â it willÂ discuss the objectives of the agency’s Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any LanguageÂ initiativeÂ and field questions fromÂ potential proposers during the event.
The MATERIAL program looks to create an information system that will work to extract and displayÂ collected dataÂ as query-biased summaries that will consist of aÂ domain specification and an English word.
“A goal of this program is to drastically decrease the time and data needed to field systems capable of fulfilling an English-in, English out task,” the notice states.
IARPA expectsÂ universities and companies from around the world to participate in the research program and share their ideas onÂ natural language processing, speech recognition, language identification, semantics, summarization, information retrieval and machine learning.