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META-FORUM 2015: Technologies for the Multilingual Digital Single Market

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Published on May 5, 2015

META-FORUM 2015 was held jointly by META-NET and the Riga Summit 2015 on Multilingual Digital Single Market, co-organised with Tilde and CRACKER on April 27, 2015 in Riga, Latvia.

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META-FORUM 2015 and Riga Summit 2015 – Opening Session

13:30 Introductory remarks

16:38 Opening Address by Lolita Čigāne, Head of the Committee of European Affairs of the Latvian Parliament

24:43 META-FORUM 2015: Technologies for the Multilingual Digital Single Market – The Strategic Agenda for the Multilingual DSM at a Glance by Georg Rehm (DFKI, Germany; META-NET, CRACKER)

37:29 Opening Address by Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Latvia

46:28 Opening Keynote: Towards the Multilingual Digital Single Market – Research and Innovation Challenges by Márta Nagy-Rothengass (EC, DG CONNECT)

59:21 Five years of META-NET: Where do we go from here? by Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany; META-NET)

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Session 1: Text and Data Value Chains for the Multilingual Digital Single Market and European Data Economy

1:12:29 Chair: Nicoletta Calzolari (Institute for Computational Linguistics “A. Zampolli”, Italy)

1:14:44 Industry Keynote: Challenges, Solutions and Visions for the Multilingual European Data Economy by Laure Le Bars (SAP, Germany; Deputy President of the Big Data Value Association PPP)

1:33:51 A Summary of Research Activities: Technologies – Demands – Gaps – Roadmaps presented by Dave Lewis (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) – including contributions from multiple other EU-funded projects

1:57:17 Open Discussion

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Session 2: Interactive Things and Technologies for the Multilingual Digital Single Market

2:43:07 Chair: Núria Bel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)

2:44:40 Industry Keynote: Challenges, Solutions and Visions for the Interactive Multilingual Digital Single Market by Rebecca Jonsson (Artificial Solutions, Sweden; Chief Researcher)

2:58:32 A Summary of Research Activities: Technologies – Demands – Gaps – Roadmaps, presented by Steve Renals (University of Edinburgh, UK) – including contributions from multiple other EU-funded projects

3:17:51 Open Discussion

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Session 3: Multilingual Technologies for the Digital Single Market

4:48:07 Chair: António Branco (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

4:49:46 Industry Keynote: Challenges, Solutions and Visions for the Multilingual Digital Single Market by Matthias Heyn (SDL, UK; VP Global Solutions)

5:13:36 A Summary of Research Activities: Technologies – Demands – Gaps – Roadmaps, presented by Jan Hajič (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) – including contributions from multiple other EU-funded projects

5:36:57 Open Discussion

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6:00:50 Panel Discussion 1: The Language Communities – Joint Position Paper by NPLD (Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity) and EFNIL (European Federation of National Institutions for Language)

Moderator: Georg Rehm (DFKI, Germany)
Participants:
Meirion Prys Jones (CEO Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity, UK; NPLD)
Delyth Prys (Bangor University, UK; NPLD)
Rickard Domeij (Language Council of Sweden; EFNIL)
Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen (Danish Language Council; EFNIL)

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7:39:18 Panel Discussion 2: Infrastructures, Platforms and Services for the multilingual Digital Single Market

Moderator: Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany)
Participants:
Stelios Piperidis (Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece)
Khalid Choukri (ELRA/ELDA, France)
Steven Krauwer (CLARIN ERIC, The Netherlands)
Jochen Hummel (ESTeam, Sweden/Germany)
Andrejs Vasiljevs (Tilde, Latvia)
Asunción Gómez Pérez (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

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8:41:20 Award Ceremony – META Seal of Recognition, META Prize
Moderators: Georg Rehm (DFKI, Germany) and Tamás Váradi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

2015 Winners of the META Seal of Recognition
LT-Innovate: Jochen Hummel
Translated: Alessandro Cattelan
DBpedia: Markus Ackermann and Asunción Gómez Pérez

2015 Winner of the META Prize
BabelNet: Roberto Navigli

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