When? 1 December 2021
Where? Virtual (Zoom)

•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium
•    Tilde informacinės technologijos, UAB

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 Lithuanian 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 Lithuanian Language Technology. 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: Renata Špukienė renata.spukiene@tilde.lt 

Please read ELRC Data Protection Notice 


09:30 – 09:40

Welcome and introduction

Renata Špukienė, Tilde IT, ELRC event organizer

Arūnas Butkevičius, Head of the Lithuanian Language Department, Directorate-General for Translation, European Commission

09:40 – 10:00

Language Technologies and Artificial Intelligence: Are We There Yet? 

Prof. Tomas Krilavičius, Dean of Faculty of Informatics, Vytautas Magnus University

10:00 – 10:20

State of play of the Lithuanian Language Technology Development - where we are, where we should be heading

Audrys Antanaitis, Chairman of The State Commission of the Lithuanian Language

10:20 – 10:40

Language Technologies in Lithuania

Andrius Utka, Vytautas Magnus University, The State Commission of the Lithuanian Language / ELRC National Anchor Point

10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:20

Creating, managing and sharing language data: existing practices and challenges

Gediminas Navickas, Vilnius University,  Institute of Data Science and Digital Technologies

11:20 – 11:40

The CEF AT Platform

Vilmantas Liubinas, Directorate-General for Translation, European Commission

11:40 – 12:10

Language technologies for the public sector in Lithuania

State Tax Inspection / Vilnius University / Tilde

12:10 – 12:30

Federated Terminology Network

Asta Mitkevičienė, Head of the Terminology Center of the Institute of the Lithuanian Language

12:30 – 13:00

The value of data for developing leading language technologies. (Round-table discussion)

Moderator: prof. Tomas Krilavičius
Participants: Audrys Antanaitis, Andrius Utka, Asta Mitkevičienė, Gediminas Navickas, Virginijus Dadurkevičius

13:00 – 13:10 Wrap-up