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19th National ELG Workshop: United Kingdom

European Language Grid: An Introductory Seminar

19th National ELG Workshop: United Kingdom

Online, on Google meet

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Do you use language technologies or language resources in English to create products and services that your company provides, or in your research work? Do you work in the field of artificial intelligence, information and language technologies, robotics or computer language processing? Have you been looking for language applications to integrate into your developments? Do you know enough about the platforms that provide them? Do you have business strategies on how sharing products and services can contribute to the development of your company or research?

If your answer to at least one of the above questions is yes and you want to learn more, visit our European Language Grid seminar.

When: June 17, 2022 from 10:00 BST until 11:45 BST

Where: online, on Google meet

This event is organised by the ELG National Competence Centre in the UK (Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield). The event will be held in English only.

In today’s globalised world, language barriers hinder interlingual communication and the free flow of knowledge and information. Language technologies, especially multilingual ones, can help to overcome language barriers and make significant improvements in trade, administration, politics, communication and intercultural understanding. The European Language Grid project is developing and implementing a scalable cloud platform that provides easy-to-integrate access to hundreds of commercial and free language technologies for all European languages. The European Language Grid (ELG) platform is the fastest growing platform for sharing and disseminating language resources, language processing programs and language technology services. In just a few months, the language resources and technologies shared on the platform have grown to over 2,000.


The seminar will cover various topics, including:

  • Presentation of the European Language Grid platform
  • Demonstration of the cloud platform
  • Short training: integrating data and services into the European Language Grid platform
  • Good practices from the sector of technology companies and potential users of the European Language Grid
  • Stakeholder discussion
10:00 Welcome and introduction – Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield)
10:05 Overview of the European Language Grid – Georg Rehm (DFKI)
10:40 The ELG catalogue: what is available and how to contribute metadata & data resources – Penny Labropoulou (ILSP)
11:00 Technical session: Making your services available via ELGIan Roberts (University of Sheffield)
11:25 Q&A and discussion – Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield)
11:45 End of the workshop