10 Cambodian Students Recognised for Contribution to Microsoft’s Translator Hub-Khmer Project

The Ministry of Commerce conferred certificates on ten students from American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP), in recognition of their efforts and contributions to the implementation of the Translator Hub-Khmer project, according to the ministry's news release.

The Certificate Award Ceremony was held here on Monday under the presidency of H.E. Sok Sopheak, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Commerce.

The Khmer Translator Hub, a cooperation project undertaken by the Ministry of Commerce, Microsoft and AUPP, is an artificial intelligence. This project is envisioned to bridge the language gap that still exists in today's society as it provides direct translation from one language to another in a seamless manner.

In September last year, the Ministry of Commerce signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the AUPP to implement Microsoft's Translator Hub-Khmer project.

According to the MoU, the AUPP is tasked to provide human resources, expertise, and other resources to input data in the form of words and sentences of at least 100,000 phrases (in Khmer and English), which will be used for translation in computer systems and other Microsoft programmes. It then has to collaborate with the Ministry of Commerce to design and conduct training programmes to officials of the ministry and other relevant institutions.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press