The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) was initiated by the European Commission in 2015. It focuses on the collection and provision of language resources and aims to improve the quality, performance and language coverage of eTranslation, the European Commission’s machine translation service. In addition, more than 80% of the collected resources that are available in the ELRC-SHARE Repository can be reused outside the frame of ELRC, e.g. for research purposes.
Led by Dr. Andrea Lösch (Research Department Multilinguality and Language Technology, DFKI), the European Language Resource Coordination combines the know how of 60 national technology experts and public sector representatives from all across Europe (ELRC National Anchor Points) with the expertise of a consortium that can look back on many years of experience in the field of machine translation research and development. Involved are DFKI (project lead), CrossLang, ELDA, ILSP and Tilde.