12th LRB Meeting

When? 9 November, 9:30 – 17:30
Where? Panorama Hotel Prague (Czech Republic)


With the advent of the DIGITAL Europe Programme and the emergence of a European Language Data Space (LDS), the importance of language data and language models has significantly increased. Chaired by the European Commission, the meeting of the Language Resource Board is dedicated to paving the way into this new era. In particular, it will cover the following topics/pursue the following objectives:

  • Present the latest findings in the frame of the ELRC White Paper "AI for multilingual Europe - Why language data matters"
  • Illustrate the vision of the Language Data Space (LDS)
  • Critically assess and discuss the opportunities and challenges of the LDS
  • Investigate the role of the LRB in the Language Data Space and beyond, particularly its transformation into the Centre of Excellence for Language Technologies (CELT)
  • Present and evaluate latest ELRC Language Technology Specifications, including
    • Multilingual Fake News Processing Tool
    • Tool for estimating document complexity, quality and readability
    • Website Translation Tool


Travel Grants

ELRC will reimburse your travel costs to the 12th LRB Meeting up to a maximum of 900 EUR. For further details about the travel grants and the reimbursement of your travel costs, please have a look below:

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12th LRB Meeting agenda

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and Coffee
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome Address by the European Commission (Philippe Gelin, Head of Sector Multilingualism, EC) (Presentation)
09:45 – 10:00 Welcome & Introduction (Simon Ostermann, ELRC Coordinator, DFKI) (Presentation)
10:00 – 10:30 ELRC Progress and Achievements (Thierry Declerck, Senior Consultant, DFKI) (Presentation)
10:30 – 11:00 ELRC White Paper (Stefania Racioppa, ELRC Communication and Dissemination, DFKI) (Presentation)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:30


11:30 – 11:45    Vision: The European Language Data Space (Philippe Gelin, Head of Sector Multilingualism, EC) (Presentation)
11:45 – 12:00    Findings from the Language Data Space Workshop Series (Dhafer Lhabib, Programme Officer Unit G.3, EC) (Presentation)
12:00 – 12:30    Implementation of the Language Data Space (Monica Pretti, Programme Officer Unit G.3, EC) (Presentation)
12:30 – 13:30    Discussion Round: Language Data Space Opportunities and Challenges (Moderator: Philippe Gelin, Head of Sector Multilingualism, EC)

13:30– 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:30


14:30 – 15:00    From CELT to EDIC and its Multi Country Project (Philippe Gelin, Head of Sector Multilingualism, EC) (Presentation)
15:00 – 15:30    Discussion Round: Governance of the Language Data Space (Moderator: Philippe Gelin, Head of Sector Multilingualism, EC)

15:30 – 17:00


15:30 – 16:00    ELRC Multilingual Fake News Processing Tool (Tom Vanallemeersch, Language AI Advisor, CrossLang) (Presentation)
16:00 – 16:30    ELRC WordPress Website Translation Tool (Andrejs Vasiļjevs, CEO, Tilde) (Presentation)

16:30 – 17:00   Estimation of document complexity, quality and readability (Arne Defauw, Machine Learning Engineer, CrossLang) (Presentation)

17:00 – 17:30  Closing Statement (Simon Ostermann, ELRC Coordinator, DFKI) (Presentation)