When? 7 February 2022
Where? Zoom

•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium
•    Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics

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 Hungarian 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 Hungarian. 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: Kinga Jelencsik-Mátyus matyus.kinga@nytud.hu

Please read ELRC Data Protection Notice 


The language of the event is Hungarian, with one English presentation, with simultaneous interpretation for the Hungarian - English language pair all along the workshop via Zoom. 

Workshop programme

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome and introduction

Tamás Váradi, NYTK


09:15 – 09:40

The new Digital Europe Programme and the Language Data Space

Philippe Gelin, DG-CONNECT


09:40 – 10:05

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

Gábor Prószéky, NYTK


10:05 – 11:05

Language Technologies in Hungary - Panel session

Invited speakers: 
Gábor Bessenyei  - MorphoLogic Lokalizáció Ltd.
János Horváth-Varga - T-Systems
György Körmendi  - Clementine
Péter Szekeres - Neticle
Pál Vadász - Montana
Gábor Varga - Microsoft Hungary

Moderator: Tamás Váradi 

11:05 – 11:25 Coffee Break
11:25 – 11:50

The CEF AT Platform 

Ágnes Farkas, DG-Translation

Presentation I   Presentation II

11:50 – 12:35

Language technologies by/for the public sector - Panel session

Invited speakers: 
László Boa - Artificial Intelligence Coalition 
László Jobbágy - Digitális Jólét NP Kft. 
István Szviridov - Idomsoft
Ádám Tarcsi - NATUK (ITM-DJP)

Moderator: Zoltán Bódi

12:35 – 13:35 Lunch Break
13:35 – 13:50

The value of data for the development of top quality LT

Ádám Feldmann, University of Pécs


13:50 – 14:50

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

Invited speakers: 
Gergely Csősz - Council of Copyright Experts
Richárd Farkas - Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory
Ádám Feldmann - University of Pécs
Lotár Csaba Schin - OTP Bank
Miklós Sebők - Centre for Social Sciences

Moderators: Tamás Váradi and Zoltán Bódi 

14:50 – 15:50

Language technologies demonstrations and networking

ELE project - and the roadmap of Hungarian NLP resources
MorphoLogic Lokalizáció Ltd.

15:50 – 16:00


Tamás Váradi, NYTK