When? 29 September 2021
Where? Zoom
Organisation

•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium
•    Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian Academy of Sciences
•    European Institute of Romania

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 Romanian 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 <our language>. 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: Dan Tufiș, ICIA, e-mail: tufis@racai.ro

Please read ELRC Data Protection Notice 

Workshop programme

09:30 – 09:35 Welcome address - Laura Mihăilescu (P-NAP, IER)
09:35 – 09:50 Introduction - Dan Tufiș (T-NAP, ICIA)
09:50– 10:15 The potential of Language Technology and AI – where we are, where we should be heading - Stefan Trăușan-Matu, (UPB)
10:15 – 11:00

Language Technology in Romania – Panel session 

Moderator Dan Tufiș (ICIA), Panelists: George Bara (RWS/SDL), George Suciu (Beia), Monica Florea (Siveco), Radu Ion (ICIA)

11:00 – 11:30 The CEF AT Platform  Presentation/Demo -Cristian Brașoveanu,( DGT)
11:30– 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:30

Language Technologies for the public sector; requirements and offerings - Panel and discussion

Moderator Laura Mihăilescu (IER), Panelists: Costel Ciuchi (Secretariat-General of the Government), Eliza Vaș (IER), Corina Bîca (UEFISCDI), Liviu Badea (ICI)

12:30 – 13:15

Creating, managing and sharing language data; the value of data for developing leading language technologies: Existing practices and challenges - Panel and discussion

Moderator Corneliu Burileanu (UPB).
Panelists: Liviu Dinu (Univ. București), Dan Cristea (ITI-Iasi), Mircea Giurgiu (UTCN), Verginica Mititelu (ICIA)

13:15 – 13:20 Conclusions
13:20 – 14:00 Demo session: Public Romanian LT services - Vasile Păiș (ICIA)

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