Towards the Primary Platform for
Language Technologies in Europe

CEF Market Study Report published


Cover page of the market study
Market study PDF download

diagram of LT technology use, headline: Are you interested in or already using
Status of use of LT in Europe
In October 2019 the „Final study report on CEF Automated Translation value proposition in the context of the European LT market/ecosystem“ was published. The study was commissioned by the European Commission and it was carried out by Luc Meertens (CROSSLANG), Stefania Aguzzi (IDC) as well as ELG consortium members Khalid Choukri (ELDA) and Andrejs Vasiljevs (Tilde).
This study provides an analysis of the Language Technology market in the EU (taking into account supply and demand), of LT adoption by public services in the EU, and of the EU’s competitiveness with respect to the US and Asia in three LT areas. The analyses show that suppliers are often SMEs with local solutions and that public services have a strong interest for translation technology.
However, the worldwide LT market, that is dominated by large players, has deficiencies regarding under-resourced languages, customisation needs, and security and privacy requirements. Based on the results of the analyses, the study develops a business model for CEF AT by defining the latter’s value proposition in the context of the market.
Title: Report on CEF Automated Translation value proposition in the context of the European LT market/ecosystem
Project Number: 2019.1438
Linguistic version Media/Volume Catalogue number ISBN DOI
EN PDF PDF/Volume_01 KK-03-19-154-EN-N 978-92-76-00783-8 10.2759/142151


2. Hackathon: 29 July-2 August in Sheffield

group photo hackathon Sheffield
Hackathon of the European Language Grid project at the University of Sheffield (UK) (29 July – 02 August, 2019).
Front row (from left to right): Gerhard Backfried (SAIL LABS), Florian Kintzel (DFKI), Ian Roberts (USFD), Ela Elsholz (DFKI), Severin Stampler (SAIL LABS), Uldis Silins (Tilde), Miltos Deligiannis (ILSP), Cristian Berrio (ESI), Dimitris Galanis (ILSP).

On our way to demonstrating the European Language Grid at META-FORUM 2019, (8/9 October in Brussels, Belgium), members of the various technical teams came together for the 2nd ELG-Hackathon at the University of Sheffield (UK) between 29 July and 2 August, 2019. The goal of the hackathon was to discuss current topics and to extend the grid in order to accommodate emerging issues. In a productive and innovative atmosphere, several new components could successfully be added to the grid this way.

The ELG technical team is looking forward to continuing the work on the system and to demonstrating it in October at META-FORUM 2019.


ELG Website launched

The website of the European Language Grid project was launched on 28 March 2019. In its first version, the website provides a basic overview of the project, its history, methodology and approach.

This initial face to the public will be developed further and extended with additional content and details about the project until the European Language Grid proper will be deployed.

The project website will regularly report on the ELG progress and events, for example, META-FORUM 2019, which will take place on 8/9 October 2019. The open calls for pilot projects will also be announced and published on this website.

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