Towards the Primary Platform for
Language Technologies in Europe

European Language Grid Goals and Features

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  1. Support the Multilingual Digital Single Market

    ELG will strengthen the commercial European Language Technology landscape by establishing a pan-European marketplace.

    Offering powerful multilingual, cross-lingual and monolingual technologies, ELG will contribute to the emergence of a truly connected, language-crossing Multilingual Digital Single Market.


    We will create a digital marketplace on which European companies can showcase and offer their Language Technologies to customers.

    The ELG will also provide technologies to the European citizen, public administrations and NGOs.

    Learn more about the ELG Objectives

  2. Grow a vibrant community and help coordinate all European LT activities

    ELG will become the primary platform for the Language Technology community in Europe.

    ELG is an initiative for the European LT community, including industry, innovation and research.

    It can only be successful if a large community makes active use of the platform and contributes data sets and services.

    We will grow a vibrant community by collaborating with all related projects and initiatives, issuing open calls and establishing 32 National Competence Centres.

    Learn more about the ELG Community

  3. Create a powerful and scalable LT platform using a grid architecture

    ELG’s novel technological approach will enable innovations and synergies between commercial and non-commercial LT providers, buyers and users.

    ELG will design, develop and deploy a unique LT platform, based on the principle of encapsulating services in containers.

    This approach tackles and solves the notorious issue of interoperability.

    By applying virtualisation to LT services, ELG enables commercial and academic providers to deposit their running services in, and to deploy them through the grid.

    Learn more about the ELG Grid


Our Community


  1. Thousands of data sets


    The ELG will offer the largest collection of data sets and language resources. Users will be able to search for and download data sets, corpora, language models and source code.

    The whole community is invited to share their resources through the ELG, making them available using different licensing and access models, depending on their needs.

  2. Hundreds of LT services


    The ELG will provide running LT services that can be tested and deployed directly through the grid – from machine translation to named entity recognition and summarisation, from basic linguistic processing to sentiment analysis and dependency parsing.

    The ELG will provide tools for spoken language, including speech recognition and synthesis. We will support various European languages and enable providers to share their services with potential customers.

  3. The yellow pages for European LT

    ELG intends to become the proverbial yellow pages for the European Language Technology landscape. Our goal is to list all relevant stakeholders from research, innovation and technology. Stakeholders will be able to register themselves in the ELG’s freely accessible catalogue, ensuring vastly increased reach and visibility.


    Users will be able to filter and search for organisations, domains, sectors, regions, countries, languages, service types, data sets and more.

  4. Scalable LT grid

    ELG will be the first large-scale Language Technology platform applying containerisation through Kubernetes.

    All required components and libraries can be included in a single container, ensuring that the service will operate as foreseen by its developer. The powerful ELG infrastructure will be able to receive, manage and run many images in parallel.

  5. National competence centres


    ELG will set up 32 National Competence Centres to establish a strong European network. They will act as regional bridges to the project.

    The NCCs will support ELG in collecting regional information about companies, research centres, resources, services and projects. They will organise regional ELG workshops and promote ELG in their area and establish bridges to funding agencies.

  6. Open calls for pilot projects


    ELG will organise two open calls for pilot projects, verifying the platform’s usefulness and broadening ELG’s spectrum of technologies.

    The pilot projects will develop missing services for languages underrepresented in the ELG.