When? 20 October 2021
Where? Virtual event (The link will be emailed to registered participants.)

•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium
•    Ministère de la Culture, DGLF-LF, France
•    LISN-CNRS, France

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 French 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: Thibault Grouas, DGLF-LF, Ministère de la Culture, e-mail: thibault.grouas@culture.gouv.fr

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Troisième Atelier France

14:00 – 14:15

ELRC Introduction    

Khalid Choukri, ELRA/ELRC


14:15 – 14:30

Welcome address    

Paul de Sinety, Délégué DGLF-LF

14:30 – 14:50

A Language Data Space for Europe: from vision to implementation   

Philippe Gelin, DG CNECT, Europan Commission


14:50 – 15:20

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

Nicholas Asher, IRIT

15:20 – 15:50

Language Technology in France    

François Yvon, LISN-CNRS, T-NAP ELRC, Victoria Arranz, ELDA


15:50 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:30

The CEF AT Platform Presentation/Demo    

Markus Foti, DGT, European Commission


16:30 – 16:45

National Programme for AI    

Renaud Vedel, National coordinator for AI

16:45 – 17:45

Creating, managing and sharing language data; the value of data for developing leading language technologies: Existing practices and challenges - Panel and discussion    

Paul-Antoine Chevalier, ETALAB
M. Betting, Finances
M. Conraux, AMD délégué, Culture
JC Bonnissent, DGLFLF
Moderator : Thibault Grouas, DGLFLF, P-NAP ELRC 


17:45 – 18:00 Conclusions