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LT_OBSERVATORY - OBSERVATORY FOR LR and MT in EUROPE

Objective

The European Digital Single Market, one of the main goals of Europe 2020, is still fragmented due to language barriers. European society is multilingual, the diversity of its cultural heritage is an opportunity, but hampers transborder eCommerce, social communication and exchange of (cultural) content. Languages without sufficient technological support will become marginalised. These barriers must be overcome by language technology (LT) like Machine Translation (MT) solutions, a need recognized by the future Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
To support these endeavours to reach an online EU internal market free of language barriers, it is necessary to join, benchmark the quality and facilitate the access to language resources. With this in mind LT Observatory's aims are:
- Create a language resource repository stemming from national public sector parallel corpora (taking into account existing ones); check these resources with regard to their quality and benchmark them for most possible reliability and, interoperability including legal and standardization issues.
- Identify national and regional funding sources, including Regional and Structural Funds
- Continue with a LT News Observatory, started in the LT COMPASS project.
- Foster cooperation across stakeholders through targeted dialogue events.
- Create a roadmap for future needs to improve the quality of MT and for a high coverage of languages within the Digital Single Market.
Based on achievements of former initiatives (e.g. FLaReNet, META), the LT Observatory will be implemented by a team with all the expertise needed:
ZABALA (EU project management and with Europe-wide outreach), EMF (ICT Association with experience in outreach/social media, and funding, e.g. ESIF and combined funding), LT Innovate (the Forum of European LT vendors), CLARIN ERIC (LT resources and infrastructure, including a Virtual Language Observatory), and University of Vienna/InfoTerm, international information centre for terminology.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce/e-commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.
Address
Paseo Santxiki 3 Bis
31192 Mutilva Alta Navarra
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 218 250

Participants (4)

EUROPEAN MULTIMEDIA FORUM LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 252 125
Address
High Street 26
ME1 1PT Rochester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LT-INNOVATE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 204 313
Address
High Street 26
ME1 1PT Rochester Kent
Activity type
Other
CLARIN ERIC
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 182 875
Address
Drift 10
3512 BS Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments