TIAD 2019

On last May, Prêt-à-LLOD supported the 2nd shared task for Translation Inference Across Dictionaries (TIAD 2019), aimed at exploring methods and techniques for automatically generating new bilingual (and multilingual) dictionaries from existing ones. The techniques that the participants showed there are of high interest for linking lexical data across languages…

BDV PPP Meetup

On July 16, 2019, Posted by , In General,

During the BDV PPP meetup in Riga (Latvia) held in June 2019, Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid presented the Prêt-à-LLOD project. In particular, he focused on the ethical considerations to be made when massively managing language resources. Making language resources ready-to-use unleashes new powers that have to be…

Prêt-à-LLOD @ DH 2019 workshop on eLexicology

On July 15, 2019, Posted by , In General,

Paul Buitelaar presented an overview of Pret-a-LLOD at a workshop on ‘eLexicography between Digital Humanities and Artificial Intelligence’ that was collocated with the Digital Humanities 2019 conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Prêt-à-LLOD – LAPPS meeting

On July 15, 2019, Posted by , In General,

Pret-a-LLOD members at NUI Galway met with Marc Verhagen (Brandeis University, USA) on LAPPS (Language Applications) Grid, an open interoperable web service platform for natural language processing research and development. Discussions were around collaboration opportunities in this area, where functionality of the TEANGA platform for Linked Data based NLP services…

Involving the LT Industry

On July 3, 2019, Posted by , In General, By ,

Pret-a-LLOD Taxonomy Workshop @ LT-Innovate in Brussels The Language Technology Industry Summit is Europe’s major event showcasing the latest developments in multilingual ambient intelligence: speech interaction, deep meaning processing and multilingual communication & cognition. This is where a joint workshop of the projects “European Language Grid” and “Pret-a-LLOD” kick of…

Initial Workshop on the Language Technology Market and Components Taxonomy

On June 13, 2019, Posted by , In General,

In the course of the projects European Language Grid ( and Pret-a-LLOD ( a taxonomic description of fields, subdomains, techniques, solutions, components and entities is needed to foster exchange and interaction of the European Language Technology Sector – in both – research and industry. In a joint effort, the mentioned…

Visit the new conference on Language Technologies

On June 13, 2019, Posted by , In General,

We invite submissions to the first European Language Services Industry Forum, to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany in September 2019. This forum aims at bringing together researchers from across disciplines concerned with the development of language data and services and the industries consuming them. Language technologies increasingly rely on large amounts…

Survey: Your Business Expertise on the Language Technology Market needed!

On June 13, 2019, Posted by , In General,

The H2020 project on Language Technologies “Prêt-à-LLOD” has started this January. The aim of the project is to provide resources and services for the growing European LT market. We start this research with a needs and business analysis to focus on the solutions we are providing for organisations and companies…

3rd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data

On June 4, 2019, Posted by , In General,

Many thanks to Sina Ahmadi for this post. Last week, I participated in the 3rd Summer Datathon on Linguistic Linked Open Data (SD-LLOD-19) which was held in the Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics, Wadern, Germany. As my first datathon where I was a tutor, it was such an…

Workshop showcasing H2020 and INEA

On May 28, 2019, Posted by , In General,

Paul Buitelaar presented Pret-a-LLOD at the ‘Workshop on Showcasing Language Technology in H2020 and CEF Telecom projects’ in Brussels on April 26th, 2019. The workshop, organized by the Belgian translation automation consultancy ‘CrossLang’ in cooperation with DG Connect, brought together 17 ongoing H2020 and CEF Telecom projects. Further details on…