Spotlight: EU Council Presidency and Multilinguality in COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

From 1 January 2020, Croatia took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time – and for the first time, the presidency had to be run and managed under the impression of a world-wide pandemic.

Language Technology Workshops: Highlighting Summarization & Chatbots

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

On 28 and 29 May, two Language Technology workshops were organised as part of the CEF AT Tools and Services project (SMART 2016/0103). The workshops put a spotlight on two language technologies that are becoming increasingly important to both public administrations and the industry, i.e. “Summarization – Key to information overload” and “Chatbots and Dialogue Systems”.

COVID-19 Initiative: First Results and Upcoming Actions

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

In order to support fast information exchange and accurate communication in all EU official languages, Icelandic and Norwegian, the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) is contributing to a collaborative COVID-19 initiative. The initiative receives support by outstanding European MT companies, universities, research centres and networks like CLARIN ERIC, ELRA, the Universities of Padua, Utrecht and Lisbon, LIMSI and Pangeanic S.L.

Gathering Data and Building a Neural Engine Farm for all Language Combinations for eTranslation: NTEU

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Language technologies are key to create a digital single market across language barriers. The European Commission’s machine translation system eTranslation is an essential tool for that, as it allows public administrations, universities, ministries – and now also SMEs – to communicate and exchange information across languages and borders.

ELRC provides support in COVID-19 crisis

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, the whole world is facing a number of major challenges. Government and health authorities need to share all relevant information and act fast to get the situation under control.