When? 25 November 2021, 09:30 am to 14:45 pm CET (followed by individual sessions with the EC) 
Where? Zoom


On November 25, our Technology and Public Services Anchor Points, the ELRC consortium and representatives from the European Commission will get together for the 11th Meeting of the Language Resource Board (LRB)

The event will:  

  • Give a sneak peek on the Digital Europe Programme and the planned Language Data Space in DIGITAL

  • Showcase the role of Language Technology in European national AI strategies and identify synergies and areas for collaboration

  • Present an update on ELRC achievements, including the latest ELRC Language Technology Specifications and Assessments: ELRC website translator, docker for text classification and the ELRC Multilingualism scoring tool

In the afternoon, our National Anchor Points can book individual sessions with selected EC representatives to discuss current challenges, new developments and ideas for the future of Europe.  

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9:30 – 9:45 Welcome Address and Introduction (Andrea Lösch, ELRC Project Manager, DFKI) (presentation)
9:45 – 10:45

The DIGITAL Europe Programme

9:45 – 10:15     A Language Data Space in DIGITAL (Philippe Gelin, Head of Sector Multilingualism, DG CONNECT, EC) (presentation)

10:15 – 10:45    Questions & Answers: Language Data Space – Requirements and Collaboration Opportunities (Moderator: Andrea Lösch, ELRC Project Manager, DFKI)

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30

Language Technologies in National AI Strategies (with subsequent discussion on synergies, collaboration opportunities and best practices)

11:00 – 11:15    Overview: Latest AI Trends (Eileen Marra, ELRC Communications Manager, DFKI) (presentation) 

11:15 – 11:30    National AI Strategy and LT in France  (Thibault Grouas, Languages and Technology Expert, Office for the French Language and Languages of France, Ministry of Culture of France) (presentation)

11:30 – 11:45    National AI Strategy and LT in Slovakia (Miroslav Zumrík, Researcher, Slovak Academy of Sciences and Marián Šimko, Expert Reseacher, Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies) (presentation)

11:45 – 12:00    National AI Strategy and LT in Denmark (Christian Plaschke, Head of Division, Centre for Technology and Data, Danish Agency of Digitization, Bolette Sandford-Pedersen, Professor and Leader of Centre for Language Technology, University of Copenhagen) (presentations) (presentation)

12:00 – 12:30    Discussion Round: Language Technologies in AI – Synergies, Collaboration Opportunities and Best Practices (Moderator: ELRC)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 13:45

ELRC Update (Andrea Lösch, ELRC Project Manager, DFKI) (presentation)

13:45 – 14:30

ELRC Language Technology Specifications and Assessment

13:45 – 14:00    ELRC Website Translator (Artūrs Vasiļevskis, Head of Machine Translation Solutions, Tilde) (presentation)

14:00 – 14:15    ELRC Docker for Text Classification (Arne Defauw, Machine learning engineer, CrossLang) (presentation)

14:15 – 14:30    ELRC Multilingualism Scoring Tool (Rinalds Vīksna, researcher, Tilde) (presentation)

14:30 – 14:45 Closing statement (Andrea Lösch, ELRC Project Manager, DFKI) (presentation)
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break


15:00 – 16:3

Individual Sessions with EC Representatives