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META-FORUM 2019: the first annual ELG conference

The first annual ELG conference

META-FORUM 2019

Introducing the European Language Grid

Brussels, Belgium

Atomium Brussels

Keynotes:

Nancy Ide, keynote speaker

Nancy Ide, Professor of Computer Science, Vassar College (New York, USA):

Towards a Global Language Grid – Challenges and Opportunities

Maxim Khalilov, keynote speaker

Maxim Khalilov, Director of Applied AI, Unbabel (Portugal):

Unbabel hybrid translation system: how to bring machines and humans together

META-FORUM is the international conference series on powerful and innovative Language Technologies for the multilingual information society. It’s the place to be to learn about the most recent developments in European Language Technology industry and research including language-centric AI.

In addition to presentations and panel discussions, you can also look forward to an expo, where you will get to know the latest research and innovation projects.

This year’s META-FORUM will also offer the opportunity to take a look at the emerging European Language Grid platform. The system, whose original concept can be traced back to the META-NET Strategic Research Agenda for Multilingual Europe 2020, published in 2013, will be demonstrated at META-FORUM 2019 for the very first time.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what’s new in the Language Technology landscape.

Registration for META-FORUM is, as usual, free of charge.

We look forward to meeting you in Brussels.

Highlights:

  • Overview and demo of the European Language Grid
  • ELG: approach, plan and technical architecture
  • First information on the ELG open calls, to be published in 2020 (“financial support for third parties”)
  • Current EU projects in the Language Technology area
  • Language Technology and Artificial Intelligence: building bridges in the EU
  • News from the language communities
  • Reports from industry
  • Expo with booths from industry and research