4th ELRC Conference

4th ELRC Conference 

Share your language data, 

Shape Europe's multilingual future!


26/27 November 2019


Radisson Blue Seaside, Ruoholahdenranta 3, FIN-00180 Helsinki, Finland

The main goal of the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) is to overcome one of the biggest/most difficult challenges that European and national public services are facing today in their interaction with both citizens and other organisations: the exchange of information across language barriers. This goal is achieved through the identification and collection of language resources, which are needed to better adapt eTranslation to the needs of national administrations and public services. However, several obstacles exist that hinder the free sharing of relevant language data in a sustainable way in Europe.

The 4th ELRC Conference will focus on shaping Europe’s multilingual future through the sharing of language data. It will include a variety of interesting talks and panel discussions that provide a critical analysis of challenges the CEF affiliated countries are currently facing with regard to sharing and using language data. To start with, methods for determining the ROI (return on investment) of machine translation will be shown. Also, dedicated experts from the European Commission and the European Parliament, senior representatives from different public administrations and governments across Europe, language technologists, and language service providers, will critically discuss existing challenges to sharing language resources and present corresponding actions and solutions.

Most importantly, there will be an ELRC country expo, where you will have the chance to discover the current state of play with regard to language data sharing in each EU Member State, Norway and Iceland. The expo will provide you with an insightful overview on each country’s major stakeholders, infrastructures, barriers and solution providers. You will also have the unique opportunity to discuss potential solutions in an open and direct dialogue with European Commission representatives.

If you are interested in attending the 4th ELRC Conference, please register here. The full conference programme will be available soon. Also, if you require any further information or if you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the ELRC Secretariat by email (elrc-conference@dfki.de ) or by phone (+49 681 85775 5285).