European Language Resource Coordination — supporting Multilingual Europe

 

What is ELRC?

 

 

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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Latvia contributes language data to for eTranslation

During a formal ceremony at the second European Language Resources Coordination Activities (ELRC) seminar in Latvia, the parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Eva Juhņēviča, contributed the open language data generated by the Latvian state administration language technology platform Hugo.lv to the representative of the European Commission, Ainārs Freimanis. Seminar was held on September 26.

Fourth ELRC Conference – 26/27 November 2019, Helsinki – Programme and Event App are now available!

How can we shape Europe’s multilingual future through the sharing of language data and how do Artificial Intelligence and Language Technologies affect the Digitalisation of Public Services?

These are just two of the questions we want to discuss with you at the Fourth ELRC Conference in Helsinki on 26 and 27 November.

European Commission invites citizens to participate in open consultations

The European Commission has recently opened two public consultations regarding the strategic orientations of Horizon Europe and the Digital Europe Programme in the next long-term EU budget (2021-2027).

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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.