European Language Services Industry Forum / ELSE-IF19

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1st International Conference on the European Industry on Language Technology
co-located with SEMANTICS 2019

September 9, 2019, Karlsruhe, Germany

Language technologies increasingly rely on large amounts of data. Better access and usage of language resources will enable the provision of  multilingual solutions that will support the emerging Digital Single Market in Europe. However data is rarely ‘ready-to-use’ and language technology specialists spend over 80% of their time on cleaning, organizing and collecting datasets. Reducing this effort promises huge cost savings for all sectors where language technologies are required.

This forum aims at bringing together, on the one hand, researchers from across disciplines concerned with the use of language data, the development of language methods and implementation of language service and, on the other hand, the industries consuming those data and services.

Keynote Speakers

Luc Meertens

CrossLang NV, Ghent, Belgium

Talk: An analysis of the Language Technology market – a study prepared for the European Commission (more)

Georg Rehm

Principal Researcher
Speech and Language Technology
DFKI GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Talk: What’s next for Multilingual Europe? Introducing the European Language Grid (more)

Why should I attend?

You will learn the latest tools, trends and developments from first hand. Top experts will show how to use most advanced language tools in different use cases to create real added value for your processing workflows. The following important aspects of the language technology stack will be covered:

  • Vocabularies and Interfaces: unification of access to language resources and services.
  • Transformation into and between representations: improve interoperability and ease the consumption of resources.
  • Workflow management: higher portability using Docker and improved metadata transparency, sustainability and re-usability through declarative metadata firmly grounded in Semantic Web standards
  • Linking: enriched interlinked data yielding more added value for the services.
  • Search: novel linking and data integration techniques providing federated search across many different repositories built using different standards and for different purposes, improving the discoverability of language resources.

You will meet many new people from your own domain, but also beyond your professional boundaries. This diversity will awaken your creativity and open up new opportunities. We won’t let you leave without seeing and enjoying Karlsruhe. The social events will be fun.Register now!

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: July 9, 2019 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 30, 2019
  • Camera-Ready Paper: August 12, 2019 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Conference: September 09, 2019: