When? 10 June 2021
Where? via Zoom

•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium
•    Marina Omiccioli, ELRC PA-NAP
•    Claudia Soria, ELRC T-NAP

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 Italian 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 Italian. 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 managers: Marina Omiccioli, Claudia Soria elrc-italy@lr-coordination.eu

Workshop Programme

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome and introduction

Claudia Soria, ELRC Technology NAP

09:10 – 09:30

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

Malvina Nissim, Groningen University, Netherlands

09:30 – 10:30

Language Technologies for Italian - Panel session

Bernardo Magnini, AILC and FBK (Moderator)
Marco Turchi, FBK
Andrea Bolioli, CELI - H-FARM Innovation
Maria Palmerini, Cedat85
Guido Vetere, G. Marconi University

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

The CEF AT Platform

Markus Foti, European Commission, DG Translation

11:15 – 11:45

Language technologies by/for the public sector and the SMEs - Panel session

Marina Omiccioli, ELRC Public Services -NAP (Moderator)
Mauro Draoli, AgID (Agency for Digital Italy)
Barbara Altomonte, Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Paolo Cappelli, Ministry of Defence
Fiorenza Manfroi, PromoFalcade - Dolomiti

11:45 – 12:15

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

Simonetta Montemagni, ILC-CNR (Moderator)
Fabrizio Calabrese, Bank of Italy
Gabriele Ciasullo, AgID (Agency for Digital Italy)
Monica Monachini, ILC-CNR and CLARIN-IT

12:15 – 12:25 Q&A
12:25 – 12:30 Conclusions
12:30 – 13:00 Networking and demo