5th ELRC Conference
… because Language Data Matters!

Fifth ELRC Conference,

Date: 10 March 2021 (09:30 am to 3:30 pm)

Location: Zoom

At the Fifth ELRC Conference, we will put a spotlight on data quality, highlighting technical possibilities and legal restrictions when it comes to reusing language data. We will also give you a sneak peak on the new Digital Europe Programme and provide you with exclusive insights about the latest achievements of the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC).


Don’t miss this free online event and reserve your virtual seat here .


… because Language Data Matters!


5th ELRC Conference Agenda

09:30 – 09:45

Welcome by the EC

June Lowery-Kingston, Head of Unit "Accessibility, Multilingualism & Safer Internet”, European Commission

09:45 – 10:00

Welcome and Introduction

Andrea Lösch, DFKI

10:00 – 11:00

Inside ELRC and Digital Europe

10:00 – 10:15: ELRC Update

Andrea Lösch, ELRC Project Manager, DFKI

10:15 – 10:30: European Language Industry Survey: Tech Tools – Initial Findings and Outlook

John Anthony O’Shea, Legal Translation Practitioner, Board Member FIT Europe

10:30 – 11:00: Inside Digital Europe: LT Funding Opportunities

Philippe Gelin, Head of Sector Multilingualism, European Commission

11:00 – 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 – 12:20

Spotlight: Quality of Data

11:20 – 11:40: Judging the quality of translations – a practical guide

Renate Müller, Quality and Language Coordinator, DGT, European Commission

11:40 – 12:00: Using crawled data for MT development – promises and pitfalls

Marcis Pinnis, Chief AI Officer, Tilde

12:00 – 12:20: Language data collection and LT development for low-resourced languages

Andrew Bredenkamp, Chair, Translators without Borders

12:20 – 12:30

Wrap-up and outlook

Andrea Lösch, ELRC Project Manager, DFKI

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30

Re-using Language Data: Technical Possibilities and legal constraints

13:30 – 13:50: Language Data Validation and Curation in ELRC

Victoria Arranz, Head of Language Resources Projects - R&D, ELDA and Mickael Rigault, Junior Project Manager & Legal Counsel, ELDA

13:50 – 14:10: Anonymising language data within the CEF Data Marketplace

Amir Kamran, Head of NLP, TAUS

14:10 – 14:30: How much anonymisation is needed – a legal perspective

Andreas Sesing, Research Assistant, Manager of the Institute of Legal Informatics, Saarland University 

Jonas Baumann, Research Associate, University of Johannesburg

14:30 – 15:15

Data Creation and Sharing in CEF Generic Services Resource Projects

14:30 – 14:45: Massive collection and curation of monolingual and bilingual data: focus on underresourced languages

Miquel Esplà Gomis, Research Assistant, University of Alicante

14:45 – 15:00: Federated Termbank

Gabriele Sauberer, Leader of Dissemination Work package TermNet, and Artūrs Vasiļevskis, Head of Machine Translation solutions, Tilde

15:00 – 15:15: PRINCIPLE

Jane Dunne, EU Research Project Coordinator, and Andy Way, Deputy Director, ADAPT Centre

15:15 – 15:30

Summary and Conclusions

Andrea Lösch, ELRC Project Manager, DFKI