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

15.12.2020 at 9:30-12:30


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

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.

The ELRC workshop is a free event, but registration is required. The workshop will take place online via Zoom. Further details and a registration link will soon be published here.

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

Please note that another related event, the European Language Grid (ELG) Regional Workshop in Finland will be organized in the same virtual room, on the same day at 14:00-16:30. You are very welcome to attend both events!

Last updated: October 27, 2020