Currently there are no machine translation systems offering direct translation between Romanian and Catalan available to the general public. English is commonly used as a pivot language, and the results are sometimes worse than what could be achievable with direct translation, because the two languages have a lot of common (both being Romance languages). In addition, many of Apertium's pairs (including an alpha Romanian-Catalan pair) have not been upgraded to current project standards, which makes present and future development or updated harder.

This proposal covers the creation of a ready-for-release direct Romanian-Catalan pair from existing linguistic data and documentation, as well as the upgrade and general cleanup of several other Apertium pairs.



Marc Riera Irigoyen


  • Hèctor Alòs i Font
  • Xavi Ivars