Let’s keep it simple: Towards digital inclusion and improved information accessibility with the help of LT

2021-10-13 12:00
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“English is tough… but it can be taught through thorough thought though”– Did you understand that at first sight? Neither did we! On 24 September, the ELRC Technology Workshop “Simplify Language – Capture Audience” put a spotlight on how to achieve text simplification and create easy-to-understand language in order to support social inclusion and improve accessibility of information. The record number of more than 170 registrations proved that this topic matters to many of us.

AI Watch: The importance of LT in national AI Strategies in Europe

2021-09-08 12:00
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AI Watch: The importance of LT in national AI Strategies in Europe

In 2018, the European Commission adopted the Coordinated Plan on Artificial Intelligence that was developed together with the Member States to maximise the impact of investments at European Union (EU) and national levels, on the one hand, and to encourage synergies and cooperation across the EU, on the other hand.

MULTILINGUAL WEBSITES FOR EUROPEAN SMES? YES, PLEASE!

2021-09-08 12:00
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European Commission publishes results of SME survey on multilingual websites

Between March and May 2021, the European Commission (EC) invited small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across Europe to participate in a survey on multilingual websites. Organised and promoted by DG CNECT in cooperation with DG GROW, the open consultation aimed to shed some light on the SMEs’ current interests, needs and existing solutions when it comes to website translation. In total, more than 1000 respondents shared their views and expectations with the EC, with the majority representing South and Central European Member States, such as Italy (37.9% of the respondents), Poland (12.0%) and Spain (10.5%).

Welcome Back from Summer Break!

2021-09-08 12:00
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Dear Readers of the ELRC Newsletter,

Welcome back from a hopefully nice and relaxing summer break! Now that almost everyone is back in the office, the next ELRC Country Workshops are already around the corner: on 29 September, we will first travel to Romania, then we will head to France on 20 October.

Data collection powered by ELRC: More than 80 million TUs to support the development of language-centric AI

2021-07-21 12:00
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Language-centric Artificial Intelligence applications are popping up all around us in our everyday lives. Voice assistants, TV show recommenders, automated translation services, to name a few, are used more and more. The development of such powerful applications is fuelled by three key factors: algorithms, computing power, and data. Nowadays, well-established deep learning algorithms are available and can be implemented via open-source machine learning libraries.