Project

ELG

European Language Grid

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With 24 official EU and many more 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 thousands 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. Likewise, while much of European LT research is world-class, with results transferred into industry and commercial products, its full impact is held back by fragmentation. The key issue and challenge is the fragmentation of the European LT landscape. The European Language Grid (ELG) project will address this fragmentation by establishing the ELG as the primary platform for LT in Europe. The ELG will be a scalable cloud platform, providing, in an easy-to-integrate way, access to hundreds of commercial and non-commercial Language Technologies for all European languages, including running tools and services as well as data sets and resources. 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. Through open calls, up to 20 pilot projects will be financially supported to demonstrate the usefulness of the ELG. The proposal is rooted in the experience of a consortium with partners involved in all relevant initiatives. Based on these, 30+ national competence centres and the European LT Board will be set up for European coordination. The ELG will foster “language technologies for Europe built in Europe”, tailored to our languages and cultures and to our societal and economical demands, benefitting the European citizen, society, innovation and industry.

Partners

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI); Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies, Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP); University of Sheffield (USFD); Charles University (CUNI); Evaluations and Language Resources Distribution Agency (ELDA); Tilde SIA (TILDE); Sail Labs Technology GmbH (SAIL); Expert System Iberia SL (EXPSYS); University of Edinburgh (UEDIN)

Publications about the project

Julian Moreno Schneider, Florian Kintzel, Georg Rehm

In: Kalina Bontcheva , Khalid Choukri , Jan Hajic , Stelios Piperidis , Andrejs Vasiljevs , Georg Rehm (editor). Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms (IWLTP 2020, co-located with LREC 2020). International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms (IWLTP-2020) located at LREC Marseille, France Pages 73-80 ISBN 979-10-95546-64-1 ELRA 5/2020.

To the publication
Dimitrios Galanis, Penny Labropoulou, Stelios Piperidis, Martin Welß, Ricardo Usbeck, Joachim Köhler, Miltos Deligiannis, Katerina Gkirtzou, Johannes Fischer, Christian Chiarcos, Víctor Rodríguez Doncel, John P. McCrae, David Laqua, Christian Dittmar, Kalina Bontcheva, Ian Roberts, Andrejs Vasiljevs, Andis Lagzdins, Georg Rehm, Nils Feldhus, Julian Moreno Schneider, Florian Kintzel,

In: Kalina Bontcheva , Khalid Choukri , Jan Hajic , Stelios Piperidis , Andrejs Vasiljevs , Georg Rehm (editor). Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms (IWLTP 2020, co-located with LREC 2020). International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms (IWLTP-2020) located at LREC Marseille, France Pages 96-107 ISBN 979-10-95546-64-1 ELRA 5/2020.

To the publication
Stelios Piperidis, Miltos Deligiannis, Dimitris Galanis, Katerina Gkirtzou, Penny Labropoulou, Kalina Bontcheva, David Jones, Ian Roberts, Jan Hajic, Jana Hamrlová, Lukás Kacena, Khalid Choukri, Victoria Arranz, Andrejs Vasiljevs, Orians Anvari, Andis Lagzdins, Julija Melnika, Gerhard Backfried, Erinc Dikici, Miroslav Janosik, Katja Prinz, Christoph Prinz, Severin Stampler, Dorothea Thomas-Aniola, José Manuel Gómez Pérez, Andres Garcia Silva, Christian Berrío, Ulrich Germann, Steve Renals, Ondrej Klejch, Florian Kintzel, Ela Elsholz, Stefanie Hegele, Georg Rehm, Katrin Marheinecke

In: Nicoletta Calzolari , Frédéric Béchet , Philippe Blache , Christopher Cieri , Khalid Choukri , Hitoshi Isahara , Bente Maegaard , Joseph Mariani , Asuncion Moreno , Jan Odijk , Stelios Piperidis , Thierry Declerck (editor). Proceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2020). International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2020) Marseille, France Pages 3359-3373 ISBN 979-10-95546-34-4 European Language Resources Association (ELRA) 5/2020.

To the publication

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz