European Language Grid: An Overview [article]

Georg Rehm and Maria Berger and Ela Elsholz and Stefanie Hegele and Florian Kintzel and Katrin Marheinecke and Stelios Piperidis and Miltos Deligiannis and Dimitris Galanis and Katerina Gkirtzou and Penny Labropoulou and Kalina Bontcheva and David Jones and Ian Roberts and Jan Hajic and Jana Hamrlová and Lukáš Kačena and Khalid Choukri and Victoria Arranz and Andrejs Vasiļjevs and Orians Anvari and Andis Lagzdiņš and Jūlija Meļņika and Gerhard Backfried and Erinç Dikici and Miroslav Janosik and Katja Prinz and Christoph Prinz and Severin Stampler and Dorothea Thomas-Aniola and José Manuel Gómez Pérez and Andres Garcia Silva and Christian Berrío and Ulrich Germann and Steve Renals and Ondrej Klejch
<span title="2020-03-30">2020</span> <i > arXiv </i> &nbsp; <span class="release-stage" >pre-print</span>
With 24 official EU and many 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 hundreds 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, significantly holding back its impact. The European Language Grid
more &raquo; ... ) project addresses this fragmentation by establishing the ELG as the primary platform for LT in Europe. The ELG is a scalable cloud platform, providing, in an easy-to-integrate way, access to hundreds of commercial and non-commercial LTs for all European languages, including running tools and services as well as data sets and resources. Once fully operational, 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. Furthermore, the ELG project organises two open calls for up to 20 pilot projects. It also sets up 32 National Competence Centres (NCCs) and the European LT Council (LTC) for outreach and coordination purposes.
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