Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Pret-a-LLOD (Ready-to-use Multilingual Linked Language Data for Knowledge Services across Sectors)
Reporting period: 2019-01-01 to 2020-06-30
The management of the project has proceeded successfully and the necessary communication and development methodologies have been put in place, include mailing lists, a web site, open-source code repositories, a data management plan and a software quality plan.
The commercial pilots have made significant progress in defining the user stories and requirements. While there have been some difficulties in obtaining sufficient community feedback and in response to reviewers' feedback, we have improved and resubmitted our first version of the user stories. This requirement gathering has fed into the 4 pilots and the specification was submitted in M12. These pilots have now developed their first prototypes and the reports on these pilots are expected to be submitted on time in M24.
The research aspects of the project are also proceeding well as evinced by the many research publications that the project has produced in its first 18 months. While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused difficulties for the development of some of the research outcomes, we are on track to produce these results in line with the amended timeline.
The dissemination, communication and community-building aspects of the project have achieved spectacular success in the first year, with the project being well-represented at a large number of events as well as organizing successful innovation and community-building events. Unfortunately, the global pandemic has mostly stopped these activities, however, we hope to restart this work next year.
In addition, the advisory board met on 11th December 2019 to provide feedback on the project in a virtual session. This was attended by Núria Bel, Florian Faes, Franciska de Jong and Gianfranco Cecconi. The feedback from this meeting is informing the progress on the project. After the meeting, Florian Faes decided to resign from the board and we have invited José Manuel Goméz Pérez of Expert Systems to replace him.
As the tools that are planned to be developed by the project, both from the research and commercial partners, become available we expect to see wider socio-economic impacts as well as new exploitation possibilities for the partner organizations."