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Academic Year 2014/2015

Recognition fo Numerical Expression

Recognition of Numerical Expression in Parallel Corpus in SMT

In this project, we realize a Chinese to English statistical machine translation system using the Moses decoder, which is a part of a statistical machine translation toolkit. In the current model, the translation quality is not satisfactory. One of the reasons is the poor translation of the numerical expressions embedded in the text to be translated. The main objective of this project is to recognize those expressions and generalize it by replacing them with placeholders. It aims to reduce the interference of the numerical values during the translation, and hence to improve the performance of the system.

Members:

Li Xun

Academic Year 2013/2014

iFinger

iFinger - Study of Gesture Recognition Technologies & Its Applications

This system can extract the hand features from images using common digital camera. So that we can calculate the human hands shape, motion, moving direction, moving speed, etc. In addition, we added some anti-shaking algorithms to stable the result. Hence, it can control computer to do some tasks only with human hands and show the result in real time.

Members:

Ao Chi Hong (Ben) and Choi Chi Ian (Anika)

Prizes awarded:

  • IEEE Student Branch Project Competition (2014): First Prize
  • The Dean’s Final Year Project List, FST-UM (2014)

Academic Year 2011/2012

iInteract

(1) iINTERACT - Study of Eye Tracking Technologies and Its Applications

iINTERACT, a video-based Eye-tracking system that monitors and captures the details of the fast movement of subject’s pupil. The system employs an inexpensive solution by using convention digital video camera to keep track of eye’s movement and control for human-computer interaction. It allows users to play computer games, input text and draw pictures with eye control instead of keyboard and mouse. In addition, the gaze motion can be analyzed and displayed in form of gaze plot and heat map.

Members:

Lei I Kei (Wendy) and Wong Wong (Jacky)

Prizes awarded:

  • Amway Cup University Student Computer Works in Pan-Pearl River Delta (2012): First Prize and Creativity Prize
  • Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards (APICTA) (2012): Merit of Tertiary Student Project Category
  • Macau Information and Communications Technology Awards (MICTA) (2012): Merit Award
  • IEEE Student Branch Project Competition (2012): First Prize
  • The Dean’s Final Year Project List, FST-UM (2012)
canspeak

(2) CanSpeak: Cantonese-to-English Real-Time Speech Translation System

CanSpeak is a Cantonese Text to Speech application over Web environment. The system accepts Traditional Chinese text input and produces corresponding Cantonese pronunciations. User can easily rewind and listen to the synthesized voices.

Members:

Lei Sio Meng (Vincent), Tang Kam Wa (Roy) and Ng Ka Long (Ronald)

Prizes awarded:

  • IEEE Student Branch Project Competition (2012): Second Prize
  • The Dean’s Final Year Project List, FST-UM (2012)
cyclopsii

(3) Cyclops II: Snapshot Mobile Translation System Based on Thin Client-Server Architecture

Smartphone and wireless network is popular today. People can use their device to access Internet easily. Therefore, we have an idea to make an application to do snapshot translation via smartphone and Internet. The advantage of this application is the user can do the translation without input the text. This project is an extension of Cyclops, the mobile-based snapshot translation. The recognition of text and machine translation is carried out at a backend server, through the use of mobile device.

Members:

Wong Cheok Meng (Jack) and Chan In Wa (Edward)

Prizes awarded:

  • The Dean’s Final Year Project List, FST-UM (2012)

Academic Year 2010/2011

kerst

"KERST!" is a Cantonese-to-English Real-Time Speech Translation System.

The system aims to provide a convenient translation system for users who speak Cantonese and would like to translate their spoken words into English. The system targeted for users who can speak Cantonese and especially those users who cannot speak English and this will be a great tool for them to communicate to others who speak English.KERST comprises three sub-systems: Cantonese Speech Recognition System, Chinese-to-English Text Translation System and English Text-to-Speech Conversion System. The user just needs to speak to the system using microphone and the corresponding English speech will be read out.

Members:

Lei Ka Man(Kobi), Lao Hou Wang(Van) and Yung Weng Hong

Prizes awarded:

  • Recipient of the Ocean Tech Award for the best final project in the Department of Computer and Information Science in the 2010/2011 academic year

Academic Year 2009/2010

iTag

"iTagIt!" Automatic Image Tagging System

"iTagIT!" is a automatic image tagging system. Users selects an image they would like to tag and input some parameters to help software segment the image, then it extracts predefined features from the segmented regions and uses the pre-trained classifier to assign keyword to the regions. Then users can manage their pictures based on these keywords.

Members:

Zhu Hongyuan (Ballman, D-A6-2857-2) and Cui Chi (D-A6-2870-6)

Prizes awarded:

  • First Prize Winner of the IEEE Macau Project Competition

Academic Year 2008/2009

iTag

(1)Compact OCR Based on Peripheral Direction Contributivity and Its Application in Pocket Based Snapshot(Chinese) Translation(Cyclops)

Cyclops system allows users to capture a photo of Chinese characters as the source input of the translation. The system gets the features of the input Chinese characters based on Peripheral Direction Contributivity (PDC). It transforms the features into a vector by using K-L transform, and searches in the features database to find out the most suitable one by calculating the Euclidean distance. Finally, it translates the Chinese into English and Portuguese.

Members:

Chan Wai Kit (Sam, D-A5-2721-5), Leong San Weng (Brandon, D-A5-2714-3)

Prizes awarded:

  • Second Prize (銀奬) of the Amway Cup University Student Computer Works in Pan-Pearl River Delta (泛珠三角安利杯大學生電腦作品賽)
  • First Prize Award (一等奬) of the 11th "Challenge Cup" (第十一屆挑戰杯) - National Contest of College Students' Extracurricular Scientific and Technological Achievements
  • Recipient of the Ocean Tech Award for the best final project in the Department of Computer and Information Science in the 2008/2009 academic year
  • Winner of the Macau Information and Communications Technology Awards 2009 (澳門資訊及通訊科技大奬二○○九)
iTag

(2)Translation Knowledge Sharing System, Based on Liferay Environment

This project is a system combining two influential topics (Machine translation and Web 2.0), and our objective is to provide a web based platform for users to translate and share their translation knowledge. Although we are not dedicated to implement the translation algorithm, our goal is to bring the existed system, PCT to an online platform.

Members:

Ma Cheng Man (Emmy), Au Ka Heng (Kyle)

Academic Year 2005/2006

iTag

English to Chinese Machine Translation based on Constraint Synchronous Grammar (CSG)

English to Chinese Translation System based on Constraint Synchronous Grammar catches the meaning of the English sentence, then performs the meaning in Chinese. It will not be a word by word translation system because we are using a method based on linguistic rules, which means that words will be translated in a linguistic way - the most suitable (orally speaking) words of the target language will replace the ones in the source language. The system performs translation through the user-friendly interface in the most popular office application - Microsoft Word, it also provides mouse tracking translation function which gives the most convenient to users.

Members:

Hong Iok Sai (Su), Chio Kin Tong (Tony), Choi Wa Seong (Nelson), Wong Kuok Chu (Barry)

Prizes Awarded:

  • Second Prize (二等獎) of the Amway Cup University Student Computer Works in Pan-Pearl River Delta (泛珠三角安利杯大學生電腦作品賽)
  • Recipient of the Ocean Tech Award for the best final project in the Department of Computer and Information Science in the 2005/2006 academic year
  • Practicability Prize (最佳實用獎) of the 2006 University of Macau IEEE Student Branch Project Competition
  • Third prize (三等奬) of the Macau Information and Communications Technology Awards 2006 (澳門資訊及通訊科技大奬二○○六)
  • Merit of Tertiary Student Project Category (大專組優異奬) in the Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards (APICTA) 2006 (亞太資訊通訊科技大奬賽二○○六)

Academic Year 2004/2005

pak

(1)Pak Pak serves you - Application on Interactive Dialogue and Answering (IDQA) System

Members:

Leong Pok Man (Luis), Pun Ka I (Violet), Mak Hoi Fong (Leo)

Prizes Awarded:

  • Best Performance Prize of the 2005 University of Macau IEEE Student Branch Project Competition
  • Second prize winner of the 2005 University of Macau IEEE Student Branch Project Competition
  • Third Prize Award (三等奬) of the 9th "Challenge Cup" (第九屆挑戰杯) - National Contest of College Students' Extracurricular Scientific and Technological Achievements

(2)Netrans - Network based Translation System

pak

Netrans provides an Intranet based translation environment, in order to provide knowledge sharing. Multiple translation modes are provided for document translation. Users can share and reuse the translation resources in a working space.

Members:

Hao Cheong Cheong, Leung Kwok Kit, Tou Hoi Wai