When? 27 May 2022
Where? Jožef Stefan Institute (Great Hall), Jamova cesta 39, Ljubljana

•    The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium
•    Jožef Stefan Institute

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 Slovenian 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 Slovenian. 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: Simon Krek, Jožef Stefan Institute: simon.krek@ijs.si

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Workshop programme


08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30

Welcome and introduction

Simon Krek, Jozef Stefan Institute and Centre for Language Resources and Technologies, University of Ljubljana


09:30 – 09:55


Miha Žličar, Directorate General for Translation, European Commission


09.55 – 10:20

Update from the ELRC

Thierry Declerck, DFKI / European Language Resource Coordination


10.20 – 10:30 Discussion/questions
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:00

Machine Translation for Slovenian

Iztok Lebar Bajec, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana


11:00 – 11:15

Speech Technology for Slovenian

Marko Bajec, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana


11:15 – 11:30

Semantic Technology for Slovenian

Slavko Žitnik, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana


11:30 – 11:45

Slovenian Terminology Portal

Miro Romih, Amebis


11:45 – 12:00

FedTerm CEF project

Andraž Repar, Jozef Stefan Institute


12:00 – 12:15

National programme on encouraging the development and use of artificial intelligence by 2025

Samo Zorc, Government Office for Digital Transformation


12:15 – 12:45

Discussion/questions. Speakers from the morning session in the panel

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch Break


13:30 – 14:00

The European Language Grid and European Language Equality Projects

Penny Labropoulou, Institute for Language and Speech Processing/R.C. “Athena”, Greece


14:00 – 14:20 Panel on ELG and Synergies with the Slovenian LT community as presented in the morning sessions
14:20 – 14:40 Conclusions