Towards the Primary Platform for
Language Technologies in Europe

Browser-based Multilingual Translation

Short Name: Bergamot
Name: Browser-based Multilingual Translation
Coordinator: Dr. Kenneth Heafield, University of Edinburgh
Consortium: University of Edinburgh, Charles University Prague, University of Sheffield, University of Tartu, Mozilla
Project Runtime: 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021
Funded by: European Commission
The Bergamot project provides browser-based, client-side machine translation (MT) in Mozilla Firefox. Running MT directly on the users’ machines instead of translating in the cloud empowers them to preserve their privacy and increases the uptake of language technologies in Europe in various sectors that require confidentiality. Free software integrated with Mozilla Firefox will enable bottom-up adoption by non-experts, resulting in cost savings for private and public sector users who would otherwise procure translation or operate monolingually.
In addition to in-bound translation, Bergamot also offers outbound translation, helping users to produce text in foreign languages, for example for filling in forms on web sites without exposing their information to third parties.