European Language Resource Coordination — supporting Multilingual Europe

 

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ELRC Network

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.

ELRC Data

Implements the acquisition of additional language resources and related language processing services, as well as their provision to the language resource repository of the CEF eTranslation platform.

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.

 

 

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The impact of open language data

On 25 February, the European Data Portal has published its latest study on “The Economic Impact of Open Data : Opportunities for value creation in Europe”.

AI-powered language technology helping to shape EUROPE’S MULTILINGUAL FUTURE

An excellent example of how EU Council Presidency staff members and public administration translators can utilize AI-powered neural machine translation to facilitate and speed up multilingual communication is demonstrated by Finland. During its 2019 Presidency of the EU Council, Finland set a record for the EU Presidency Translator usage: more than 740 thousand translations containing over 12.7 million words.

Natural language processing in African and Asian languages for sustainable development: The FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for All initiative

“FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for All” aims to improve the conditions for local artificial intelligence (AI) innovation to solve local problems in Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa and India.

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Multilingual Europe

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.