When? 3 May 2022
Where? Online event (Zoom link will be sent to registered participants)

•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium
•    Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague

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 Czech 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

For further information, please contact the local workshop manager: Stanislava Gráf, UFAL, MFF UK, graf@ufal.mff.cuni.cz

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Workshop programme

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome and introduction

Prof. Jan Hajič, UFAL, MFF UK ( https://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/)


09:40 – 10:00

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

Ing. Jan Kleindienst, Ph.D., The MAMA AI (https://themama.ai/


10:00 – 10:30

Language Technologies in Czech Republic / for Czech language

Prof. Jan Černocký, Speech@FIT, VÚT Brno (https://speech.fit.vutbr.cz/)


10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:15

The CEF AT Platform

Francois Thunus, DGT


11:15 – 11:35

The new Digital Europe Programme and the Language Data Space

Philippe Gelin, DG CONNECT


11:35 – 12:05

The use of the language technologies at the Czech Republic Supreme Audit Office

Jaroslav Rucký, NKÚ ( https://www.nku.cz/)


12:05 – 12:30

Final discussion and workshop conclusion

Prof. Jan Hajič, UFAL, MFF UK (moderator)