What is ELRC?
The objective of the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) action, launched by the European Commission, is to identify and gather language and translation data relevant to national public services, administrations, and governmental institutions across all 30 European countries participating in the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme.
All data resources gathered in the ELRC initiative will be used to develop high-quality automated translation systems for EU languages in the CEF eTranslation platform. The platform will enable multilingualism in EU cross-border public services.
The ELRC action consists of several principal activities, including:
Manages, maintains and coordinates the relevant language resources in all official languages of the EU and CEF associated countries. These activities will help to improve the quality, coverage and performance of automated translation solutions in the context of current and future CEF digital services.
Fundamentally, ELRC Network will raise awareness and promote the acquisition and continued identification and collection of language resources.
The objectives are to acquire high-quality IPR-cleared language resources in all CEF languages in areas relevant to CEF DSIs, as well as to contribute and complement language resource collection in the Member States. The aim is to reach an acceptable level of automated translation quality in key areas of CEF DSIs where multilingual functionalities are needed.
|7-8 November 2017||
ELRC Conference (co-located with Translating Europe Forum)
|Fall 2017 - Winter 2018||ELRC workshops||EU Member States and CEF-affilliated countries|
Multilingualism is a core value for Europe, home to 24 official languages. Though linguistic diversity is a cherished feature of European identity, multilingualism can also lead to barriers in the digital world. Fortunately, language technologies such as automated translation can help to crack language barriers between people and nations, enabling a truly Multilingual Europe.