February 12, 2016

In Tallinn, Estonia, Tilde hosted a seminar on language resources in the European Union. The workshop was organized with the European Commission as part of the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) project, where Tilde is a consortium partner.

The aim of the seminar was to present the goals of the ELRC project, the role of language resources and the benefits of automated translation, the status of multilingualism in the EU, and the vision of the Connecting European Facility – Automated Translation infrastructure.

Held at the European Union House in downtown Tallinn, the ELRC workshop was officially unveiled by Saila Rinne of the European Commission (DG Connect); Tilde CEO Andrejs Vasiļjevs; the European Commission representative in Estonia, Jana Laurend; and Kadri Vider of the Centre for Estonian Language Resources.

During the seminar, Andrejs Vasiļjevs also presented how the Estonian public administration can provide language resources to the European Commission. Tilde's Business Development Manager Rihards Kalniņš gave a 30-minute presentation on "The Future of Translation," where he discussed how MT can engage consumers in e-commerce and citizens in e-gov.

More about the European Language Resource Coordination project