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Notice for changes or additional information
(Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, 2019/S 150-368516)
In accordance with Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the European Union, the European Parliament has decided to issue this invitation to tender to acquire a licence for a tool that is able to automatically transcribe and translate parliamentary multilingual debates in real time for 24 languages and the IT services for implementing that tool. The tool should include the following components: ASR technology component (language identification + Automatic Speech Recognition), machine translation, machine learning and human-machine interaction, user interface.
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
Live Speech to Text and Machine Translation Tool for 24 Languages
The European Parliament wishes to support multilingual innovation and the digitalisation of all EU official languages through targeted developments. It is therefore aiming to enter into an innovation partnership in order to acquire a licence for a tool that is able to automatically transcribe and translate parliamentary multilingual debates in real time.
The tool will also be able to learn from corrections and supporting data as well as from user feedback, so as to enhance quality levels over time. The objective is to provide a useful service for members of the European Parliament in accessing debates on screen as well as to provide accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people who currently have no direct access to the debates of the European Parliament. The ultimate goal is to provide an automatic transcription and translation service for parliamentary debates covering the 24 official languages used by the institution.
Section VI: Complementary information
Section VII: Changes
Deadline for submission of candidatures: 14.10.2019 — 12.00 if handed in to the European Parliament Official Mail Unit.
Deadline for receiving requests for additional information: 7.10.2019.
Deadline for sending replies to request for additional information: 11.10.2019.