FETLT 2016 and Final Workshop LT-Observatory

LTO Final Event FETLT 2016 Sevilla (Spain) - Presentations


Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technologies 2016, Sevilla, Spain brought together researchers, academics and industry representatives for a 3-days interactive conference. The second half of the first day was dedicated to the Final Workshop of the LT-Observatory project.

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Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technologies, Machine Learning and Big Data.

Luz Esparza, ZABALA Innovation Consulting. 

A Path Through the Funding Maze: Funding Programmes for Language Technologies.

Margaretha Mazura, EMF.

Access is King: The LTO LR on-line Catalogue

Philippe Wacker, LT-Innovate.

What MT professionals need to know and what decision makers should know” -  A practical vademecum.

Vesna Lušicky, University of Vienna.

Multilingual Europe in late 2016 A Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Multilingual Digital Single Market.

Georg Rehm, Coordinator CRACKER, General Secretary.

The challenge of collecting and evaluating LRs for commercial use.

Bente Maegaard, CLARIN ERIC(and University of Copenhagen).


España, Madrid, Centro de convenciones IFEMA NORTE, Room F.

The purpose of this workshop is to draw attention to the potential benefits of the conjunction of Open Data and Language Processing Technologies; and address it societal, economic, legal and technical challenges.

The message: Combining Open Data and Language Processing Technologies is an opportunity not to be missed.

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Impact session
If you are interested in this workshop, you may be also interested in the impact session “Data + Language Technologies” that will take place the day after (Thursday, October 6, 17:00 – 17:45) on the same subject. Attendance is free. More information here: http://opendatacon.org/agenda/

Sevilla (Spain)

Venue: Sevilla 
Date: 30th November 2016 
Time: 17.00 – 19.00 h

LTO will organise its Final Workshop at the event (Programme)

The Observatory for Language Resources (LR) and Machine Translation (MT) in Europe (http://www.lt-innovate.org/lt-observe) derives from the need expressed by multilingual solution providers (enterprises and researchers) to have better access to more usable language resources (LRs), together with the more general need to make available large amounts of content and data that are currently untapped due to language barriers, leading to a loss of economic opportunities. The LT-Observatory aims at making LRs more accessible to and usable by users of machine translation in public and commercial services. In parallel, LT strategies at national and regional level were investigated and funding sources identified that provide windows of opportunity for LT projects.

The LTO session will present the practical results of the project, i.e. tools and on-line information for the benefits of all involved in LT/MT and that will be maintained after the project end. These include: 

  • A language resources catalogue, annotated LRs for commercial and other purpose. 
  • On-line guide to national and regional funding opportunities.
  • The MT EcoGuide: Practical steps for LT developers and users, and recommendations to decision-makers in easy-to-consume modules.