The third European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) workshop in Belgium

When: 8 July 2021
Where: Virtual event (The link will be emailed to registered participants.)

•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium

•    LT3 Language and Translation Technology Team, Ghent University

Language Technology is shaping our multilingual future. It has already been transforming the way we interact with our devices and with each other, the way we shop, work and travel. More and more it reshapes our interaction with service providers, either public or private. Programs that automatically correct spelling errors and aid sophisticated writing, digital assistants that transform our voices to text messages on mobile phones, bots that answer our calls to the bank or to our social security organisation, systems that automatically translate from a foreign language, and much more, are already empowering our everyday lives, our businesses and our administrations. But can we fully use our own language in our digital interactions? Is our language adequately supported and ready to keep pace with the technological advancements of the AI era?

The third Belgian European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) workshop will address these questions and it will seek to engage participants in a fruitful discussion on the status and prospects of Language Technology for our language. Developers, integrators and users of Language Technology, both from the private and public sector will share experiences, requirements and ways for transforming digital interaction in our multilingual Europe with Language Technologies. Finally, we will discuss how language data, i.e. texts and speech, can fuel development in Artificial Intelligence.

The ELRC workshop is a free event, but registration is required. Please register here.

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Workshop programme 

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome and introduction

09:40 – 10:00

The potential of Language Technology and AI – where we are, where we should be heading

10:00 – 10:30

Language Technologies in Belgium

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15

The CEF AT Platform

11:15 – 11:45

Language technologies by/for the public sector

11.45 – 12:15

Language data creation, management and sharing: existing practices and challenges - Panel session

12:15 – 12:30