The EuroMatrix projects called for proposals from developers of machine translation systems to extend and augment current open source tools for statistical machine translation. Such projects which roughly involve 6 months of work, carried out as student projects at universities, development activities at companies, or hobbyist projects, add to the freely available open source tool set for machine translation.
Project Proposal Comittee
During the Open Source Day of the Second MT Marathon, on May 17, 2008, several proposals were presented. The committee recommended the work on the following proposals as valuable contribution to open source machine translation (in alphabetical order):
The committee also awarded one of the proposals "Development of an open source word alignment framework" by Alexander Fraser as "Best Project Proposal at the Second MT Marathon", and provided a development grant to work on the project.