First Release of the CEF Digital Single Web Portal

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Today, the European Commission Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT) has released the CEF Digital Single Web Portal.
The Single Web Portal is more than just a website. The Portal will be the central online hub for information and tools related to the CEF building blocks and provide information on the Sector Specific Digital Service Infrastructures (DSI). CEF building blocks offer basic capabilities that can be used in any European project to facilitate the delivery of digital public services across borders, while the Sector Specific DSI are projects that are supported by the CEF building blocks across policy domains. These are known collectively as CEF Digital.

ELRC Workshop in Romania

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Romanian ELRC Workshop took place in Bucharest, on the 23rd of March 2016 at the premises of the EC Representation in Romania. The event was attended by more than 60 participants spanning a wide range of decision makers and professionals from major ministries and public organisations.

Stockholm hosts ELRC workshop

Stockholm hosts ELRC workshopThursday, March 10, 2016

The ELRC workshop in Stockholm, Sweden, was held on March 10, 2016, at the Europe House. The event was hosted by Lars Bolin from the Swedish Langage Bank and Rickard Domeij of the Swedish Language Council.

At the workshop, the head of the European Commission in Sweden, Catherine Areskoug Mascharenhas, made the opening remarks. Andrejs Vasiļjevs of the ELRC consortium introduced the guests, who numbered more than 50, to the aims and goals of the ELRC action. 

ELRC as Best Practice Example for Enabling On-demand Machine Translation

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Saarbrücken, Germany


In his recent post, Common Sense Advisory (CSA Research) analyst Arle Lommel stresses that “the path to statistical MT success is paved with big data”. Organisations wanting to develop good machine translation (MT) engines hence need to collect enough language resources to train their systems. According to CSA Research, two general approaches can be used for collecting such data: Harvesting open data sources and mining one’s own translations.