[RNLD] Workshop on Less-Resourced-Languages, Poznan, Poland - submission now open
claudia.soria at ilc.cnr.it
Thu Aug 13 08:59:29 UTC 2015
This is to announce that submission of contributions to the workshop
"Language Technologies in support of Less-Resourced Languages" is now
The workshop will take place in Poznan, Poland, on the 28th of November.
It will be a great opportunity for discussing about the needs and
challenges of Language Technology development for less-resourced languages.
We are happy to share the title and summary of the plenary talk, which
will be given by Mikel L. Forcada (Universitat d'Alacant and Apertium,
*Machine translation and language resources for under-resourced European
languages: challenges and experiences*
Multilingualism is at the core of Europe's identity. However, the
official multilingualism of European Union institutions is usually
restricted to a set of 24 official languages (/bul//, ces, dan, deu,
ell, eng, spa, est, fin, fra, gle, hrv, hun, ita, lit, lav, mlt, nld,
pol, por, ron, slk, slv, swe/), with some symbolic support for five more
semi-official languages (/cat/, /cym/, /eus/, /gla/, /glg/). As a
result, European funding for machine translation and language resources
usually covers these languages, but not many other languages in which
Europeans live a great part of their everyday lifes.
In this talk, I will discuss some of the issues and challenges involved
in creating machine translation (MT) and MT-related language resources
for less-resourced languages of Europe, will show the advantages of a
free/open-source, collaborative approach, and will argue in favour of
knowledge-based approaches, illustrating them with three cases: two
under-resourced languages (Breton and Occitan) and a better resourced
With my best regards,
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli"
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Via Moruzzi 1
Tel. +39 050 3153166
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