Stakeholders Conference


The ELRI Stakeholders Conference took place on November 20, 2018, in Paris. The main objective of this event was to provide an open forum for participants to exchange their views on sharing and using language resources.

The conference presented the ELRI initiative in detail, providing participants with an opportunity to become familiarised with the approach and infrastructure in order to collect, prepare and share language resources in Europe.

The program included the following four main sessions:

  • Presentation of the project and challenges of multilingual Europe.
  • Use cases related to using and sharing language resources.
  • Practical issues when sharing language resources.
  • Panel and discussions on data sharing, language resources and translation services.

The conference put an emphasis on practical issues for stakeholders in public institutions and translation centres. Many thanks to all participants, see you all at the next ELRI events!


Date: November 20, 2018

Venue: Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center , 17 boulevard Saint-Jacques, Paris, France

Registration: closed.


Session 1 - ELRI in Europe

08:00-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:10 Welcome and Introduction

Thierry Etchegoyhen - Vicomtech, Spain

09:10-09:50 Multilingual Europe and Language Resources

Khalid Choukri - ELRA/ELDA, France (Slides)

09:50-10:30 ELRI: An Overview

Thierry Etchegoyhen - Vicomtech, Spain (Slides)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Session 2 - Use Cases

11:00-11:30 Language Resources for Public Translation Services

Shanna Ni Rabhartaigh - Translator, European Commission (Slides)

11:30-12:00 Sharing for the First Time

Paulo Vale - Agência para a Modernização Administrativa, I.P., Portugal (Slides)

12:00-12:30 How Important are Language Resources for Machine Translation?

Eva Martínez Garcia - Vicomtech, Spain (Slides)

12:30-13:00 Translation Needs in a Multilingual Public Administration

Maite Melero - SEAD, Spain (Slides)

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Session 3 - Practical Sharing of Language Resources

14:00-14:30 National Relay Stations

Victoria Arranz - ELDA, France (Slides)

14:30-15:00 To Share or Not to Share

Jane Dunne - Dublin City University, Ireland (Slides)

15:00-15:30 Copyright, Licenses and the Public Sector Information Directive

Raquel Xalabader - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain (Slides)

15:30-16:00 Personal data and the GDPR

Pawel Kamocki - ELDA, France (Slides)

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

Session 4 - Panel and Discussions

16:30-17:20 Panel on Data Sharing, Language Resources and Translation Services

Khalid Choukri ELDA, France

Jane Dunne DCU, Ireland

Pawel Kamocki ELDA, France

Maite Melero SEAD, Spain

Paulo Vale AMA, Portugal

Raquel Xalabader UOC, Spain

17:20-17:30 Summary and conclusions

Thierry Etchegoyhen - Vicomtech, Spain

17:30 Networking