European Language Resource Coordination — supporting Multilingual Europe

 

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ELRC Network

Manages, maintains and coordinates the relevant language resources in all official languages of the EU and CEF associated countries. These activities will help to improve the quality, coverage and performance of automated translation solutions in the context of current and future CEF digital services.

Fundamentally, ELRC Network will raise awareness and promote the acquisition and continued identification and collection of language resources.

ELRC Data

Implements the acquisition of additional language resources and related language processing services, as well as their provision to the language resource repository of the CEF eTranslation platform.

The objectives are to acquire high-quality IPR-cleared language resources in all CEF languages in areas relevant to CEF DSIs, as well as to contribute and complement language resource collection in the Member States. The aim is to reach an acceptable level of automated translation quality in key areas of CEF DSIs where multilingual functionalities are needed.

 

 

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News

Six new CEF Generic Services Projects starting in 2020!

In 2020, there will be six new projects supported under the Connecting Europe Facility in the Telecom sector. Although the new Generic Services Projects are different in terms of focus and activities, they are all pursuing the same goal, i.e. to improve and facilitate multilingual communication.

Slator Language Industry Intelligence about 2020 CEF Telecom Call – Automated Translation (CEF-TC-2020-1)

For the purpose of “providing solutions to make European digital services multilingual”, the European Union has earmarked EUR 4 million for Automated Translation in the latest CEF call for proposals.

NEC TM Data: Latest insights into pan-European language data sharing

The NEC TM Data project, which ran from September 2018 to February 2020, aimed to increase the amount of parallel language data within the EU, to promote the flow of translation data, and to lower translation costs.

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Multilingual Europe

Multilingualism is a core value for Europe, home to 24 official languages. Though linguistic diversity is a cherished feature of European identity, multilingualism can also lead to barriers in the digital world. Fortunately, language technologies such as automated translation can help to crack language barriers between people and nations, enabling a truly Multilingual Europe.