11 December 2020


Virtual event (The link will be emailed to registered participants.)


The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Wokshop Language: English, French, German

Language Technology is shaping our multilingual future. It has already been transforming the way we interact with each other, the way we shop, work and travel. More and more it reshapes our interaction with digital services, 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 do the existing solutions allow us to use our own language in all digital interactions? Are they really ready for use yet? And is our language adequately supported and ready to keep pace with the technological advancements of the AI era?

The second Luxembourgish 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 Luxembourgish. 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 here.


09:30 – 09:40

Welcome and introduction (Presentation)

Dimitra Anastasiou, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

09:40 – 10:00

The Public Services Ecosystem in Luxembourg (Presentation)

Pit Schneider, Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg

10:00 – 10:20

The potential of Language Technology and AI (Presentation)

Christoph Schommer, University of Luxembourg

10:20 – 10:50

Demo Session: The CEF AT platform (Presentation)

Andreas Eisele, European Commission

10:50 – 11:00

Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45

Language technologies for the Luxemburgish public sector with sub-sequent live poll (Presentation I) (Presentation II)

Thomas Vavra, IDC; Alexandros Poulis, Multilingual AI Advisor and Enrico Santus, MIT/Bayer

11:45 – 12:30

Language data creation, management and sharing: Existing practices and challenges (Presentation I) (Presentation II)

Anita Sempels and Andrea Benedetti, Wordbee and Andrea Lösch, DFKI GmbH

12:30 – 12:45

Summary and conclusions (Presentation)

Dimitra Anastasiou, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

For further information, please contact Dimitra Anastasiou (dimitra.anastasiou@list.lu).