Guest Speakers

Jeff Beatty

Jeff Beatty

Location: Utah, USA

Jeff Beatty is a Localization Engineer at Mozilla, the makers of the popular open source web browser, Firefox. He holds a BA in Spanish Translation from Brigham Young University in Utah, USA and a MSc in Multilingual Computing and Localisation from the University of Limerick, Ireland. Jeff has also been featured in prominent global publications, such as The Economist, El Universal, Multilingual Magazine and others as a localization expert.


Kepa Sarasola

kepa sarasola

Ardal: The Basque Country

Kepa Sarasola works in the field of natural language processing at the University of the Basque Country. As part of the IXA research group, he has experience in applying computational linguistics techniques to a lesser resourced language in the form of Basque. From the IXA website:
“Our research has resulted in state-of-the-art technology for robust, broad-coverage natural-language processing for Basque. These technologies include a spelling checker (Xuxen), a machine translation system (OpenTrad), Basque wordnet (BasWN), the corpus of Science and Technology (ZT corpus) and a syntactically annotated corpus (EPEC)”.

John Judge

john judge

Location: Ireland

John Judge is a computational linguist and a Research Fellow at the School of Computing at Dublin City University, working as part of the CNGL (Centre for Global Intelligent Content). He is involved in multiple language technology projects relating to Irish, including Falcon, MLi, QT LaunchPad, Multilingual Web LT and META-NET.
“My interests are in various areas of Language Technology, LT resources and related applications and solutions.”