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3rd European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) workshop in Finland

15.12.2020 at 9:30-12:40

Organizers:
The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium
Department of Digital Humanities, University of Helsinki

Welcome to the third ELRC workshop in Finland!

Language Technology is shaping our multilingual future. It has already been transforming the way we interact with our devices and with each other, the way we shop, work and travel. More and more it reshapes our interaction with service providers, either public or private. Programs that automatically correct spelling errors and 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, systems that automatically translate from a foreign language, and much more, are already empowering our everyday lives, our businesses and our administrations. But can we fully use our own language in our digital interactions? Is our language adequately supported and ready to keep pace with the technological advancements of the AI era?

The third Finnish 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 Finnish. 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. Finally, we will discuss how language data, i.e. texts and speech, can fuel development in Artificial Intelligence.

This workshop continues the series of previous ELRC workshops that were organized in Finland on 19.2.2016 and 24.10.2018.

Now in collaboration with European Language Grid (ELG)

This ELRC workshop is organized in collaboration with the European Language Grid (ELG). The 4th Regional ELG Workshop will take place in the afternoon, starting at 14:00. For details, see the ELG workshop page. Welcome to register and attend both events!

Registration

The ELRC workshop is a free event, but registration is required. You can use the same form to register to both the ELRC workshop (morning sessions) and the ELG workshop (afternoon sessions).

Please register via the ELRC website by 10th December. Welcome!

Program (provisional)

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome and introduction (video, pdf)
Krister Lindén, University of Helsinki / FIN-CLARIN

09:40 – 10:00

The potential of Language Technology and AI – where we are, where we should be heading (video, pdf)
Jörg Tiedemann, University of Helsinki

10:00 – 10:30

Language Technologies for the Languages of Finland – Panel session (video, pdf)
Filip Ginter, University of Turku (Moderator)
Sebastian Andersson, Lingsoft
Jörg Tiedemann, University of Helsinki
Sampo Pyysalo, University of Turku
Pasi Tapanainen, Etuma
Kaarina Hyvönen, Kielikone

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15 

The CEF AT Platform (video, pdf)
Vilmantas Liubinas, 
European Commission

11:15 – 11:45

Language technologies by/for the public sector – Panel session (video, pdf)
Jouko Salonen, Finnish Immigration Service (Moderator)
Osma Suominen, National Library of Finland
Ville Viitasaari, Kela
Kaisamari Kuhmonen, Prime Minister’s Office

11:45 – 12:15

Language data creation, management and sharing: existing practices and challenges – Panel session (video)
Aleksi Rossi, YLE (Moderator)
Krister Lindén, University of Helsinki / FIN-CLARIN
Mikko Kurimo, Aalto University
Tommi Kurki, University of Turku

12:15 – 12:30

The EU Council Presidency Translator – Finnish presidency success story and what’s beyond (video, pdf)
Pekka Myllylä, Managing Director at Tilde Eesti OÜ

12:30 – 12:40

Conclusions (video, pdf)
Krister Lindén, University of Helsinki / FIN-CLARIN

12:40 – 14:00

Break

14:00 – 16:30

European Language Grid (ELG): Introduction and overview.
4th Regional European Language Grid (ELG) Workshop in Finland

The ELG workshop is organized in collaboration with the European Language Grid (ELG) and it will take place in the same online meeting room as the ELRC workshop. Please note that the ELG workshop will be held in English only. Welcome to register and participate in both events!

The detailed program for the ELG workshop is updated at https://www.kielipankki.fi/elg-workshop-2020/.

Please register via the ELRC website by 10th December. Welcome!

Contact the local organizers for further details:

Mietta Lennes and Tommi Jauhiainen
University of Helsinki / FIN-CLARIN
fin-clarin [ATT] helsinki.fi

Last updated: December 8, 2020

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Research Data and Humanities – RDHum 2019

University of Oulu, August 14-16, 2019

 

Digital resources and technology are used more and more within the humanities and the social sciences. Researchers in digital humanities gather, administer and share rapidly accumulating digital resources. They also need various research methods and tools in working with these resources. The conference Research Data and Humanities (RDHum) seeks to gather researchers around these themes. In addition to researchers, we invite teachers, graduate and postgraduate students as well as other interested parties to participate and to contribute.

RDHum 2019 is jointly organised by the University of Oulu and the University of Jyväskylä, in collaboration with FIN-CLARIN and Kielipankki, The Language Bank of Finland. The event is the first in the series of conferences taking place every other year in one of the universities within the FIN-CLARIN Consortium. The first RDHum Conference is hosted by the University of Oulu where the Oulu Corpus, a comprehensive digital research resource at the time, was collected and compiled 50 years ago. The working languages in the conference are Finnish, Swedish and English.

We invite the following types of submissions:

  1. Abstract for a presentation (10 min + 5 min for discussion, or 20 min + 10 min for discussion) or poster.
    Authors are invited to submit an abstract with the maximum length of 500 words. For a short presentation, the abstract must indicate the research question, the data and methods used (and preliminary results). A short presentation is recommended for presenting new and developing methods or other work in early stage. We also encourage students to contribute. For a long presentation, the abstract must indicate the research question, the data, the methods, and the results.
  2. Abstract and a short paper for a presentation (10 min + 5 min for discussion) or poster.
    Authors are invited to submit an abstract with the maximum length of 500 words and a short paper (4-8) pages. The abstract must indicate the research question, the data and methods used, and preliminary results. Accepted short papers will be published in the electronic conference proceedings. Please note that the submission deadline is identical for both the abstract and the short paper.
  3. Abstract and a long paper for a presentation (20 min + 10 min for discussion) or poster.
    Authors are invited to submit an abstract with the maximum length of 500 words and a long paper (8-12) pages. The abstract must indicate the research question, the data, the methods and the results. Accepted long papers will be published in the electronic conference proceedings. Please note that the submission deadline is identical for both the abstract and the long paper.
  4. Proposal for workshop or tutorial.
    In addition to presentations and posters, the conference offers a venue for workshops and tutorials. The workshops address a particular topic within the general theme of the conference, whereas tutorials can deal with specific types of resources, software or methods. Workshops and tutorials can also be designed with specific interest groups in mind, such as degree or postgraduate students. The chair of the workshop or tutorial is to submit an abstract (500 words) introducing the proposed topic, the aim of the event and the expected audience by December 31, 2018. The list of accepted workshops and tutorials will be announced on the website of the conference. After this, submissions to the workshops or tutorials can be made following further instructions.

Important dates

  • Submission of proposals for workshops and tutorials: 1.12.-31.12.2018
  • Acceptance of proposals for workshops and tutorials: 15.1.2019
  • Submission of abstracts, short papers and long papers: 16.1.-28.2.2019
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts, short papers and long papers: April 2019
  • Submission deadline of publication ready texts: 9.6.2019
  • Conference: 14.-16.8.2019

 

Plenary speakers

  • Anna Cermakova, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow
    Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of Birmingham
  • Arja Kuula-Luumi, Development Manager
    Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)
  • Veronika Laippala, Associate Professor
    University of Turku

 

For more information, please send an inquiry to: RDHum2019 [AT] oulu.fi

Organizing committee

  • Jarmo H. Jantunen, chair (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Sisko Brunni (University of Oulu)
  • Maria Frick (University of Oulu)
  • Niina Kunnas (University of Oulu)
  • Mietta Lennes (FIN-CLARIN)
  • Santeri Palviainen (University of Oulu)
  • Valtteri Skantsi (University of Oulu)
  • Katja Västi (University of Oulu)
  • Hanna Westerlund (FIN-CLARIN)

Scientific committee

  • Jarmo H. Jantunen, chair (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Sisko Brunni (University of Oulu)
  • Ulla-Maija Forsberg (Institute for the Languages of Finland)
  • Marja-Liisa Helasvuo (University of Turku)
  • Ari Huhta (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Dimitrios Kokkinakis (University of Gothenburg)
  • Merja Koskela (University of Vaasa)
  • Mikko Kurimo (Aalto University)
  • Tommi Kurki (University of Turku)
  • Krister Lindén (University of Helsinki)
  • Pekka Manninen (CSC – IT Center for Science)
  • Mikhail Mikhailov (University of Tampere)
  • Eetu Mäkelä (University of Helsinki)
  • Costanza Navarretta (University of Copenhagen)
  • Minna Ruckenstein (University of Helsinki)
  • Inguna Skadiņa (University of Latvia)
  • Koenraad de Smedt (University of Bergen)
  • Mikko Tolonen (University of Helsinki)
  • Jurgita Vaičenonienė (Vytautas Magnus University)
  • Kadri Vider (University of Tartu)
  • Stefan Werner (University of Eastern Finland)

 

Suomeksi

2nd European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC)
workshop in Finland

24.10.2018, 10-16.30 (registration of participants and coffee 9-10)

Radisson Blu Royal, Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki, meeting room Tallinn

Welcome! Please register in advance via the ELRC website.

Preliminary Programme

*in collaboration with the Finnish Language Cluster Kites http://www.kites.fi

09:00 – 10:00   Registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:10   Welcome and introduction
Krister Lindén, ELRC Technology National Anchor Point in Finland, FIN-CLARIN, University of Helsinki
Taru Virtanen, ELRC Public Services National Anchor Point in Finland, Prime Minister’s Office
Mikael Reiman, European Commission Representation in Finland

Session 1. Connecting a multilingual Europe: European context and local needs

10:10 – 10:25   The European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC)
Aivars Bērziņš, European Language Resource Coordination, Tilde

10:25 – 11:30 Multilingual Finland

Challenges in multilingualism
Christoffer Forssell, The Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE
Carola Grönholm, Kela

Government language and translation guidelines
Taru Virtanen, Prime Minister’s Office; ELRC PS-NAP

Translation procurement in the public sector, Hansel as a case study
Anni Airaksinen, Hansel

11:30 – 12:00   Panel session: How MT can help, an outlook into current and future challenges
Moderator: Mikael Reiman, European Commission Representation in Finland
Panelists: Christoffer Forssell/YLE, Simo Kankkunen/Prime Minister’s Office and Jörg Tiedemann/University of Helsinki

12:00 – 13:00   Lunch Break

Session 2. Engage: hands-on data

13:00 – 13:30   The CEF eTranslation platform @ work *
Erkka Vuorinen, European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DGT)

13:30 – 14:00   eTranslation Termbank *
Simon Dahlberg, Language Council of Sweden (Språkrådet)

14:00 – 14:30   Governments, NGOs, MT and accessibility *
Mary Nurminen, University of Tampere and Maarit Koponen, University of Turku

14:30 – 15:00   Coffee Break

15:00 – 15:30   Data sharing myths and challenges *
Jarkko Reittu, National Institute for Health and Welfare

15:30 – 16:00   Identifying and managing your data and how ELRC can assist and help *
Aivars Bērziņš, European Language Resource Coordination, Tilde

16:00 – 16:30   Questions and Answers/Open Discussion/Conclusion

 
Updated: October 23, 2018

Conference: Research Data and Humanities 2019

The very first RDHum conference.