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Named entity recognition (NER) – taking stock at ELRC’s Technology Workshop

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Named entities play a key role in the performance of machine translation (MT) systems. However, sometimes, they can be challenging and complicate the machine translation process.

SME consultation on eTranslation & Language Technologies: Which language technologies do small and medium-sized enterprises really need?

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Since March 2020, European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can now also benefit from the European Commission’s machine translation (MT) system eTranslation. Before making this big and important step, the European Commission conducted a consultation to better understand their needs, interests and potential use cases in the field of Language Technology (LT).

Breaking down language barriers with the translation tool of the German EU Council Presidency

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Multilingualism and linguistic diversity are an essential part of the European identity. However, the EU's 24 official languages can also create language barriers that prevent seamless communication between individuals, businesses and public institutions across borders and languages. Especially during the EU Presidency, many texts have to be translated into different languages.

NEC TM Framework Agreements: Helping public administrations making most of outsourcing translations

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

One of the key challenges faced by public administrations across Europe was how to obtain and secure the use of translation memories produced by external providers. Until recently, all efforts undertaken by national authorities to gather data from translation contracts had been thwarted by several factors including legal vacuum, IP uncertainty and technical shortcomings.

Call for Proposals: Pilot project for ensuring European digital language equality

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The European Commission is offering €1.8 millions of funding for a pilot project with the goal to ensure digital language equality in Europe.

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