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European Language Grid

Objective

With 24 official EU and many more additional languages, multilingualism in Europe and an inclusive Digital Single Market can only be enabled through Language Technologies (LTs). European LT business is dominated by thousands of SMEs and a few large players. Many are world-class, with technologies that outperform the global players. However, European LT business is also fragmented – by nation states, languages, verticals and sectors. Likewise, while much of European LT research is world-class, with results transferred into industry and commercial products, its full impact is held back by fragmentation. The key issue and challenge is the fragmentation of the European LT landscape. The European Language Grid (ELG) project will address this fragmentation by establishing the ELG as the primary platform for LT in Europe. The ELG will be a scalable cloud platform, providing, in an easy-to-integrate way, access to hundreds of commercial and non-commercial Language Technologies for all European languages, including running tools and services as well as data sets and resources. It will enable the commercial and non-commercial European LT community to deposit and upload their technologies and data sets into the ELG, to deploy them through the grid, and to connect with other resources. The ELG will boost the Multilingual Digital Single Market towards a thriving European LT community, creating new jobs and opportunities. Through open calls, up to 20 pilot projects will be financially supported to demonstrate the usefulness of the ELG. The proposal is rooted in the experience of a consortium with partners involved in all relevant initiatives. Based on these, 30+ national competence centres and the European LT Board will be set up for European coordination. The ELG will foster “language technologies for Europe built in Europe”, tailored to our languages and cultures and to our societal and economical demands, benefitting the European citizen, society, innovation and industry.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 723 750

Participants (8)

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 750 125
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 752 500
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 2 407 581,25
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EVALUATIONS AND LANGUAGE RESOURCES DISTRIBUTION AGENCY
France
EU contribution
€ 234 281,25
Address
9 Rue Des Cordelieres
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TILDE SIA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 373 975
Address
Vienibas Gatve 75 A
1004 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAIL LABS TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 216 912,50
Address
Mariannengasse 14
1090 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXPERT SYSTEM IBERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 249 506,25
Address
Avenida Alcalde Barrils 64-68 Bloque C
08174 Sant Cugat Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 291 000
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments