New record: More than 1.000 LR collected through ELRC!

2019-04-04

New record: More than 1.000 LR collected through ELRC!

Last week, ELRC set a new record: For the first time ever, more than 1.000 language resources were available in the ELRC-SHARE repository. This corresponds to more than 135 million TUs/segments, more than 2 million terms/entries and more than 500 million words/tokens! In this respect, ELRC continues an upward journey that started in spring 2016 with the donation of the very first language resource to the ELRC by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community of Germany (see below, figure 1)

As shown in figure 2, the vast majority of ELRC resources (i.e. more than 900 LR) are bi- or multilingual resources, including more than 600 bi- or multilingual corpora and almost 300 bi- or multilingal lexical resources.

Overall, the latest achievements of ELRC are not only of great benefit for the adaptation of eTranslation according to the needs of public services across Europe. They also represent an incredible value to the entire community of language experts, translators and users of language resources because more than 80% of all language resources have open licenses and as such are reusable by anyone (see below, figure 3: Reusability of language resources).