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Save the date: Third ELRC-Workshop in Germany, April 20, 2021

| Language & Text Understanding | Multilinguality and Language Technology | Saarbrücken

Germany in the Digital Age: Language Technologies and AI / The third European Language Resource Coordination workshop in Germany 

The European Language Resource Coordination, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and Leibniz-Institute for the German Language are bringing together experts from the German Research, Industry and Public Administration to discuss how technologies for the German language can reshape our digital interactions. The event is taking place on 20 April 2021 via Zoom.  
Since 2015, the European Commission’s machine translation service CEF eTranslation successfully helps overcome one of the main challenges that European and national public administrations and businesses are facing today: the exchange of information across language barriers.

However, Automated Translation is not the only technology that is already transforming the way we interact with our administration, the way we shop, work and travel. Programs that automatically aid sophisticated writing, digital assistants that transform our voices to text messages on mobile phones, bots that answer our calls to the bank or to our social security organisation, and much more, are already empowering our everyday lives, our businesses and our administrations. But do the existing solutions allow us to use our own language in all digital interactions? Are they really ready for use yet? And is our language adequately supported and ready to keep pace with the technological advancements of the Artificial Intelligence era?

The third German European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) workshop will address these questions and it will seek to engage participants in a fruitful discussion on the status and prospects of Language Technology for German. Developers, integrators and users of Language Technology, both from the private and public sector will share experiences, requirements and ways for transforming digital interaction in our multilingual Europe with Language Technologies. Last but not least, we will discuss how language data, i.e. texts and speech, can fuel development in Artificial Intelligence.

Complementary to that, the European Language Grid will organise the 5th National ELG Workshop with a focus on Germany in the afternoon, starting from 14:00 pm CET. Further information is available here:

The workshop is addressed to digital services, to public administration executives, officers and partners, researchers and SMEs in Germany. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required here.


  • European Language Resource Coordination 
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
  • Leibniz-Institute for the German Language

Further information:

ELRC workshop in Germany