European Language Grid: An Overview

Georg Rehm, Maria Berger, Ela Elsholz, Stefanie Hegele, Florian Kintzel, Katrin Marheinecke, Stelios Piperidis, Miltos Deligiannis, Dimitris Galanis, Katerina Gkirtzou, Penny Labropoulou, Kalina Bontcheva, David Jones, Ian Roberts, Jan Hajic, Jana Hamrlová, Lukáš Kačena, Khalid Choukri, Victoria Arranz, Andrejs VasiļjevsOrians Anvari, Andis Lagzdiņš, Jūlija Meļņika, Gerhard Backfried, Erinç Dikici, Miroslav Janosik, Katja Prinz, Christoph Prinz, Severin Stampler, Dorothea Thomas-Aniola, Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez, Andres Garcia Silva, Christian Berrío, Ulrich Germann, Steve Renals, Ondrej Klejch

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Abstract

With 24 official EU and many additional languages, multilingualism in Europe and an inclusive Digital Single Market can only be enabled through Language Technologies (LTs). European LT business is dominated by hundreds of SMEs and a few large players. Many are world-class, with technologies that outperform the global players. However, European LT business is also fragmented – by nation states, languages, verticals and sectors –, significantly holding back its impact. The European Language Grid (ELG) project addresses this fragmentation by establishing the ELG as the primary platform for LT in Europe. The ELG is a scalable cloud platform, providing, in an easy-to-integrate way, access to hundreds of commercial and non-commercial LTs for all European languages, including running tools and services as well as data sets and resources. Once fully operational, it will enable the commercial and non-commercial European LT community to deposit and upload their technologies and data sets into the ELG, to deploy them through the grid, and to connect with other resources. The ELG will boost the Multilingual Digital Single Market towards a thriving European LT community, creating new jobs and opportunities. Furthermore, the ELG project organises two open calls for up to 20 pilot projects. It also sets up 32 National Competence Centres (NCCs) and the European LT Council (LTC) for outreach and coordination purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020)
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages3366–3380
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)979-10-95546-34-4
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2020
Event12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference - Le Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France
Duration: 11 May 202016 May 2020
Conference number: 12
https://lrec2020.lrec-conf.org/en/

Conference

Conference12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Abbreviated titleLREC 2020
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period11/05/2016/05/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • LR Infrastructures and Architectures
  • LR National/International Projects
  • Tools
  • Systems
  • Applications
  • Web Services

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