The third European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) workshop in Greece


15 December 2020


Virtual event 


The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium

Institute for Language and Speech Processing / R.C. Athena

Workshop language: Greek

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 Greek 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 Greek. 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.

    Workshop programme

    9:30 – 9:50

    Welcome - Frame and objectives of this webinar (Presentation)

    Stelios Piperidis, ILSP/”Athena” R.C., ELRC

    9:50 – 11:00 

    The potential of Language Technology and AI – Language Technologies in Greece (Presentation)

    Moderator: Stelios Piperidis, ILSP/”Athena” R.C., ELRC


    Ion Androutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business

    George Giannakopoulos, SciFY

    Vassilis Katsouros, ILSP/”Athena” R.C.

    Giorgos Petasis, N.C.S.R. Demokritos

    Spyros Raptis, Innoetics/Samsung

    Themos Stafylakis, Omilia - Conversational Intelligence

    11:00 – 11:15

    Short break

    11:15 – 12:00

    Language Technologies by/for the public sector (Presentation)

    Moderator: Nancy Routzouni, Min. of Digital Governance, ELRC Public Services National Anchor Point


    Iraklis Varlamis, Harokopio University

    Theodoros Karounos, Directorate for Digital Governane, GRNET

    Thodoris Papadopoulos, Min. of Digital Governance

    Giannis Charalambidis, Research Centre for eGovernment, University of the Aegean

    12:00 – 12:30

    The CEF Automated Translation Platform (Presentation)

    Szymon Klocek, Directorate General for Translation, European Commission

    12:30 – 12:45

    Short break

    12:45– 13:30 

    Language data creation, management and sharing: existing practices and challenges (Presentation)

    Moderator: Maria Gavriilidou, ILSP/”Athena” R.C., ELRC Technology National Anchor Point


    Dimitris Gioutikas, National School for Public Administration and Local Government

    Dimitris Kapopoulos, Min. of Digital Governance

    Alexandros Nousias, N.C.S.R. Democritos

    Athanasios Sklapanis, Min. of Digital Governance

    Vassilis Papavassiliou, ILSP/”Athena” R.C.

    13:30 - 13:45

    Conclusions (Presentation)

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