ELRC Ireland Workshop

ELRC Ireland Workshop


28 January 2016


Europe House, 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2


Dear Sir/Madam,

herewith we would like to invite you to the Irish European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) workshop which will take place in Europe House, 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2, on January 28th 2016. More information and registration is at http://lr-coordination.eu/Ireland.

Languages and linguistic diversity are at the heart of European culture, commerce, trade and collaboration. In order to facilitate multilingual communication and the exchange of documents between and with national public administrations in Europe, the European Commission provides an Automated Translation platform within the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF AT). The platform is free of charge for all public institutions. It builds upon the MT@EC machine translation system that was developed by DG Translation of the European Commission and has been offered to the public administrations of the Member States. The CEF programme will improve the coverage and quality of the translation system, and will make it ready to be fully integrated to pan-European public online services, as those foreseen in the CEF programme.

Within the frame of the ELRC workshop in Dublin, we would like to engage in an open dialogue with you to better understand your day-to-day needs of the Irish public administrations with in today’s multilingual working environment and to make CEF AT fit for these needs. The detailed agenda is attached to this email. Dedicated experts from the European Commission, language technologists, language service providers and national public administrations and government bodies will work together to identify your requirements with regard to automated translation, jointly identify relevant sources of multi-lingual language resources, and discuss any technical and legal issues involved in the use of data for automated translations. So your feedback and your participation are crucial to make CEF AT fit for you.

If you are interested in using CEF AT or if you would like to get updated on current developments and possibilities with regard to automated translation, we are very happy to welcome you personally within the frame of our workshop. For further questions or – if you haven’t done so already - for confirmation of your participation, please get directly in touch with the local workshop manager, Professor Andy Way (elrc.ireland@adaptcentre.ie, +353 1 700 6700). We look very much forward to hearing from you.