When? 16 November 2021
Where? University of Copenhagen, Søndre Campus, room 4A.0.69, Copenhagen

•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium
•    Center for Language Technology, University of Copenhagen and Agency for Digitisation, Ministry of Finance Denmark

The Centre for Language Technology at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, UCPH, and the Danish Agency for Digitisation, are hosting this conference on language technology as it is currently being developed in Denmark and in the European community.  

While the morning focuses on research and development in Denmark, the afternoon consists of two workshops on the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) with a focus on EU machine translation (eTranslation), which can be used completely free of charge by all public institutions as well as by small and medium-sized enterprises, and finally the European Language Grid (ELG), which develops a pan-European language technology portal. The conference also includes two poster sessions where there will be an opportunity to discuss people's ongoing projects.

For further information, please contact the local workshop managers:

Bolette Sandford Pedersen
       Centre for Language Technology University of Copenhagen

Sussi Olsen
       Centre for Language Technology University of Copenhagen

Carl Frederik Bach Kirchmeier
      Danish Agency for Digitisation

Please read ELRC Data Protection Notice 

Workshop programme

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome and introduction
Bolette S. Pedersen, Centre for Language Technology, UCPH, and Christian Plaschke, The Danish Agency for Digitisation

09:10 – 09:40

On Danish chat bots and a Danish open source initiative
Henrik Fabrin, Certainly


09:40 – 10:10

Natural language processing: Recent advances and challenges
Barbara Planck, IT University of Copenhagen


10:00 – 10:20

What eye movements can teach us about language processing
Nora Hollenstein, Centre for Language Technology, University of Copenhagen


10:20 – 10:30

Discussion/questions: Speakers from the first morning session in the panel

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30

Speech Recognition for Digital Inclusion and Support
Klaus Bjørn Larsen, Roskilde Kommune


11:30 – 11:50

Sprogteknologi.dk – A Common Danish Language Resource
Danish Agency for Digitisation


11:50 – 12:10

COR – Central Word Register for Danish for Language Technology purposes
Peter Juel-Henrichsen, The Danish Language Council
Sanni Nimb, Det Danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab
Bolette Sandford Pedersen, Centre for Language Technology University of Copenhagen

Presentation pt. 1  Presentation pt. 2

12:10 – 12:20 Discussion/questions. Speakers from the second morning session in the panel
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch Break


13:20 – 13:45

Claus Thornby Larsen, the European Commission


13.45 – 14:10

Update from the ELRC and new tools on the CEF platform
Andrea Lösch, European Language Resource Coordination

14:10 – 14:30 Panel on ELRC and eTranslation seen in the Danish Context
14:30 – 15:00 Break


15:00 – 15:30

The European Language Grid and European Language Equality Projects
Georg Rehm, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany

15:30 – 15:50

Panel on ELG and Synergies with the Danish LT community as presented in the morning sessions

15:50 – 16:00