Published online on Friday, 20 March 2015 17:00 CET

Open Letter to the European Commission

Europe’s Digital Single Market must be multilingual!

The Digital Single Market strategy must address the challenge of multilingualism to provide equal digital opportunities in all EU official languages

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We welcome the plans of the European Commission to establish a Digital Single Market (DSM) in Europe. Many borders and obstacles have already been removed or are addressed in the current DSM objectives. Still, language barriers remain a major obstacle to a truly unified European economy and society.

Linguistic diversity is and must remain a cornerstone and treasured cultural asset of Europe. However, the language barriers created by our 24 official EU languages cause the European market to be fragmented and to fall short of its economic potential. Almost half of European citizens never shop online in languages other than their native tongue, access to public e-services is usually restricted to national languages, and the richness of EU educational and cultural content is confined within linguistic communities.  European SME’s are at particular disadvantage, because the cost of providing services in multiple languages is prohibitive and has a negative impact on their competitiveness.

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Fortunately, in order to overcome these barriers, Europe does not need to abandon its treasure of language diversity. Technological development has brought us solutions to automate translations and other multilingual processes. Although not perfect, these technologies already bring immense benefits enabling multilingual and cross-lingual access to websites and e-services, extracting knowledge out of multilingual data, and boosting efficiency of translators.

Yet online machine translation and language technology services are dominated by global non-European companies which primarily focus on English and a few of the world’s largest languages neglecting EU languages with less economic power. As a result almost half of Europe’s citizens are digitally disadvantaged due to their mother tongue.

The market alone fails to address the European language challenge which calls for an immediate and concerted EU action. Europe needs a strategy to remove language barriers, enabling EU businesses and people, and providing equal digital opportunities for all EU language communities.

Only if the DSM strategy foresees the use of technological solutions for bridging language barriers can the full potential of the Digital Single Market be unleashed. These solutions should include, among others, a set of digital services for all EU official languages available to all European citizens, businesses and organisations. These key enabling digital language services will allow technology and service companies to create numerous commercial solutions to cover a variety of market needs and requirements

We believe that such technology solutions, based on excellent European industry innovations and research results, will provide all European citizens, businesses and public institutions access to high-quality machine translation and additional sophisticated language solutions for businesses, consumers and cross-border public services. The community of European industry and researchers is currently developing a Strategic Agenda for the multilingual Digital Single Market. This strategy paper will be presented at the Riga Summit 2015 (April 27-29, 2015).

We are convinced that the EC’s strategy for the Digital Single Market must recognise multilingualism not only as a challenge but also as an immense opportunity for economic growth and social cohesion.

We, the undersigned stakeholders – researchers, developers, SMEs, market leaders  and opinion makers, and individuals – ask the European Commission to address the multilingual challenge in the DSM strategy and pledge to work together to provide a solution for overcoming language barriers, thereby making a truly integrated Digital Single Market a reality.

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Dr. Georg Rehm

DFKI, Senior Consultant, Network Manager of META-NET, Manager of the German/Austrian Office of W3C

Dr. Andrejs Vasiljevs

Tilde, CEO, Member of The State Language Commision of Latvia

Prof. Josef van Genabith

DFKI, Scientific Director, Multilingual Technologies

Prof. Hans Uszkoreit

DFKI, Scientific Director, Coordinator of META-NET

Prof. Jan Hajic

Charles University in Prague, Professor, Director of LINDAT/CLARIN (CZ)

Dr. Tamás Váradi

Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 
Manager for Projects and Innovation.

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    Andrejs Vasiļjevs,
    Dr.,
    Tilde,
    CEO, Member of The State Language Commision of Latvia.
    Latvia
  • 2.
    Jan Hajic,
    Prof.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    Director, LINDAT/CLARIN (CZ).
    Czech Republic
  • 3.
    Georg Rehm,
    Dr.,
    DFKI,
    Senior Consultant.
    Germany
  • 4.
    Josef van Genabith,
    Prof.,
    DFKI,
    Scientific Director, Multilingual Technologies.
    Germany
  • 5.
    Tamás Váradi,
    Dr.,
    Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
    Manager for Projects and Innovation.
    Hungary
  • 6.
    Vladimír Benko,
    Mr,
    Slovak Academy of Sciences, Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics ,
    Researcher.
    Slovakia
  • 7.
    Gábor Prószéky,
    Prof.,
    MorphoLogic & Pázmány University ,
    CEO / full professor.
    Hungary
  • 8.
    Simon Krek,
    Dr.,
    Jozef Stefan Institute,
    Researcher.
    Slovenia
  • 9.
    Géza Németh,
    Dr.,
    Budapest University of Technology & Economics,
    Associate Professor, Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics.
    Hungary
  • 10.
    Svetla Koeva,
    Prof.,
    Institute for Bulgarian language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
    Director.
    Bulgaria
  • 11.
    István Kenesei,
    Prof.,
    Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
    Director.
    Hungary
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    Inguna Skadiņa,
    Dr.,
    Tilde / Institute of Math. and Computer Science, University of Latvia,
    chief scientific officer / senior researcher.
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    Nives Mikelic Preradovic,
    Prof.,
    University of Zagreb,
    associate professor.
    Croatia
  • 14.
    Hans Uszkoreit,
    Prof.,
    DFKI,
    Scientific Director.
    Germany
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    Peter Ljunglöf,
    Dr.,
    Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology,
    Deputy head of department, responsible for undergraduate education.
    Sweden
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    virk,
    Dr.,
    University of Toulouse, France,
    postdoc.
    France
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    Mats Lundälv,
    Mr,
    DART (Centre for AAC and AT), Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital,
    Senior ICT Educational Consultant .
    Sweden
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    Kimmo Koskenniemi,
    Prof.,
    University of Helsinki,
    prof. emer. language technology.
    Finland
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    Luchezar Jackov,
    Mr,
    Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
    PhD student.
    Bulgaria
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    Ekaterina Tarpomanova,
    Dr.,
    Sofia University,
    Assistant professor.
    Bulgaria
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    Cvetana Krstev,
    Prof.,
    University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology,
    professor.
    Serbia
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    Ivan Derzhanski,
    Dr.,
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
    Associate Professor.
    Bulgaria
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    Tinko Tinchev,
    Prof.,
    Sofia University, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics,
    full professor.
    Bulgaria
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    Nikolay Zhelyazkov,
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    Institute for Bulgarian language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
    PhD student.
    Bulgaria
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    Ivan Obradović,
    Prof.,
    University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology,
    Dean.
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    Zygmunt Vetulani,
    Prof.,
    Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu,
    Full professor (prof. zw. dr hab.), head of department.
    Poland
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    Normunds Grūzītis,
    Dr.,
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    Tsvetana Dimitrova,
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    Ukraine
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    Ivelina Stoyanova,
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    Department of Computational Linguistics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
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    Yvonne Adesam,
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    Koenraad De Smedt,
    Prof.,
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    Professor.
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    Karel Pala,
    Prof.,
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    head of the NLP Centre, Faculty of Informatics MU.
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    Dr.,
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    Université Paris 7 Diderot,
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    Faculty of arts, University of Ljubljana,
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    Timofey Arkhangelskiy,
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    National Research University Higher School of Economics,
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    CLARIN ERIC,
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    Jan Odijk,
    Prof.,
    Utrecht University,
    Proessor of Language and Speech Technology.
    Netherlands
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    Doug Arnold,
    Dr.,
    University of Essex,
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    Giuseppe Attardi,
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    Jan Genci,
    Prof.,
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    Raivis Skadiņš,
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    Max Planck Society,
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    Université Paris 7 Diderot,
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    Marko Tadić,
    Prof.,
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    Head of the Chair of Algebraic and Computational Linguistics.
    Croatia
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    Prof.,
    University of Sassari,
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    Prof.,
    University of Rijeka,
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    Dr.,
    Trojina, Institute for Applied Slovene Studies,
    Director.
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    Jussi Karlgren,
    Prof.,
    Gavagai & KTH,
    Researcher.
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    Mark Last,
    Prof.,
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
    Full Professor.
    Israel
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    Juris Borzovs,
    Prof.,
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    professor, dean.
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    Philippe Wacker,
    ,
    LT-Innovate,
    Secretary-General.
    United Kingdom
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    Frieda Steurs,
    Prof.,
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    Professor.
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    Daniel Bauer,
    Mr,
    Columbia University,
    PhD Candidate.
    United States
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    Christof Monz,
    Dr.,
    University of Amsterdam,
    Associate Professor.
    Netherlands
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    Colin Matheson,
    Dr.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Senior Research Fellow.
    United Kingdom
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    Pablo Gervás,
    Dr.,
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid,
    Profesor Titular de Universidad.
    Spain
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    Eva Hajicova,
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    Charles University in Prague,
    Professor.
    Czech Republic
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    Jan Engelen,
    Prof.,
    KU Leuven ,
    Prof. em..
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    Georgi Iliev,
    Dr.,
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
    Former research assistant, doctoral student.
    Bulgaria
  • 69.
    Tomaž Erjavec,
    Dr.,
    Jožef Stefan Institute,
    Senior researcher.
    Slovenia
  • 70.
    Pablo de la Torre,
    Prof.,
    University of Cádiz,
    Teacher & Researcher.
    Spain
  • 71.
    Maurice Mulvenna,
    Prof.,
    Ulster University,
    Professor of Computer Science.
    United Kingdom
  • 72.
    Piotr Fuglewicz,
    ,
    TiP Sp. z o. o. ,
    President.
    Poland
  • 73.
    Steinthor Steingrimsson,
    Mr,
    The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies,
    Project Manager.
    Iceland
  • 74.
    Sándor Darányi,
    Dr.,
    Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Iniversity of Borås,
    Professor.
    Sweden
  • 75.
    Giovanni Sartor,
    Prof.,
    European University Institute,
    Professor.
    Italy
  • 76.
    Simon King,
    Prof.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Professor of Speech Processing & Director of the Centre for Speech Technology Research.
    United Kingdom
  • 77.
    Tiziana Catarci,
    ,
    Sapienza - University of Rome,
    Full professor.
    Italy
  • 78.
    Igor Boguslavsky,
    Prof.,
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid/Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences,
    Profesor contratado doctor/Head of laboratory.
    Spain
  • 79.
    Asuncion Gómez-Pérez,
    Prof.,
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,
    Full Professor, Director of the Ontology Engineering Group.
    Spain
  • 80.
    Björn Gambäck,
    Prof.,
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
    Professor of Language Technology.
    Norway
  • 81.
    Gulsen Eryigit,
    Dr.,
    Istanbul Technical University,
    Asst.Prof.Dr..
    Turkey
  • 82.
    Victor Rodriguez-Doncel,
    Dr.,
    universidad politecnica de madrid,
    research fellow.
    Spain
  • 83.
    Maarten de Rijke,
    Prof.,
    University of Amsterdam,
    Professor.
    Netherlands
  • 84.
    Ivor Ambrose,
    Mr,
    European network for Accessible Tourism - ENAT a.s.b.l.,
    Managing Director.
    Greece
  • 85.
    Maria Todorova,
    ,
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
    researcher.
    Bulgaria
  • 86.
    Maria Keet,
    Dr.,
    University of Cape Town,
    Senior Lecturer.
    Netherlands
  • 87.
    Pierre Lison ,
    Dr.,
    University of Oslo ,
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow .
    Norway
  • 88.
    Lorenzo Cantoni,
    Prof.,
    USI - Università della Svizzera italiana,
    Professor.
    Switzerland
  • 89.
    Ilga Šuplinska,
    Prof.,
    Rēzeknes Augstskola,
    Vice--rector for Research.
    Latvia
  • 90.
    Roberto Navigli,
    Prof.,
    Sapienza University of Rome,
    Associate Professor.
    Italy
  • 91.
    Marko Robnik-Šikonja,
    Dr.,
    University of Ljubljana,
    Associate Professor.
    Slovenia
  • 92.
    Gauti Kristmannsson,
    Dr.,
    University of Iceland,
    Professor.
    Iceland
  • 93.
    Andrius Utka,
    Dr.,
    Centre of Computational Linguistics, Vytautas Magnus university,
    Head of CCL.
    Lithuania
  • 94.
    Ruben Riestra,
    Mr,
    Inmark Europe S.A.,
    Director.
    Spain
  • 95.
    Gerhard Budin,
    Prof.,
    University of Vienna,
    full professor, deputy director.
    Austria
  • 96.
    Filip Ginter,
    Dr.,
    University of Turku,
    lecturer.
    Finland
  • 97.
    Thierry Declerck,
    Mr,
    Saarland University & DFKI GmbH,
    Senior Consultant.
    Germany
  • 98.
    Petra Wagner,
    Prof.,
    Bielefeld University,
    Professor.
    Germany
  • 99.
    Qun Liu,
    Prof.,
    ADAPT Centre, School of Computing, Dublin City University,
    Professor.
    Ireland
  • 100.
    Vaclav Novak,
    Dr.,
    Amazon Corporate LLC,
    SDE @ Customer Reviews.
    Czech Republic
  • 101.
    Francis Tyers,
    Dr.,
    UiT Norgga árktalaš universitehta,
    Postdoktor.
    Norway
  • 102.
    Filip Radulovic,
    Mr,
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,
    Research associate .
    Spain
  • 103.
    Bonnie Webber,
    Prof.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Professor.
    United Kingdom
  • 104.
    Mörður Árnason,
    ,
    ReykjavíkurAkademían,
    indep. edition and research, former MP.
    Iceland
  • 105.
    Claire Gardent,
    Prof.,
    CNRS,
    Directtrice de recherche.
    France
  • 106.
    Martin Volk,
    Prof.,
    University of Zurich,
    Head of Institute.
    Switzerland
  • 107.
    Gérard CHOLLET ,
    Dr.,
    CNRS,
    Emeritus.
    France
  • 108.
    Jan Štěpánek,
    Dr.,
    Barclays,
    Assistant Vice President.
    Czech Republic
  • 109.
    Andy Way,
    Prof.,
    Dublin City University,
    Deputy Director, ADAPT Centre.
    Ireland
  • 110.
    Nathan Schneider,
    Dr.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Research Associate.
    United Kingdom
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    Walter Daelemans,
    Prof.,
    CLiPS, University of Antwerp,
    professor.
    Belgium
  • 112.
    Tom Wuytack,
    Mr,
    Belga News Agency,
    ICT Manager.
    Belgium
  • 113.
    Vojko Gorjanc,
    Prof.,
    University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts,
    Head of the Chair for Slovene at the Department of Translation Studies.
    Slovenia
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    Giuseppe Riccardi,
    Prof.,
    University of Trento,
    Professor, Head of Signals and Interactive System Lab.
    Italy
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    Chris Dyer,
    Prof.,
    Carnegie Mellon University,
    Language Technologies Institute.
    United States
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    Polonca Kocjančič,
    Dr.,
    Trojina Zavod za uporabno slovenistiko,
    Researcher (external staff).
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    Cara Greene,
    Dr.,
    ADAPT Research Centre, Dublin City University,
    Research Outreach Coordinator.
    Ireland
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    Bert Remijsen,
    Dr.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Chancellor's Fellow.
    United Kingdom
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    Borislav Rizov,
    Mr,
    Institute for Bulgarian language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
    Researcher.
    Bulgaria
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    Mr,
    ADAPT Centre, School of Computing, Dublin City University,
    Research Assistant.
    Ireland
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    Liangyou Li,
    Mr,
    ADAPT center, DCU,
    RA.
    Ireland
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    Christy Elias,
    Mr,
    Trinity College Dublin,
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    Ivan Dunđer,
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    University of Zagreb,
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    Croatia
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    Mr,
    University of Edinburgh,
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    United Kingdom
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    Katerina Rysova,
    Dr.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    Senior Research Associate.
    Czech Republic
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    D. Robert LADD,
    Prof.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus.
    United Kingdom
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    Stefan Werner,
    Dr.,
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    Mr,
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    MD.
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    Daniel Słapek,
    Dr.,
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    adjunkt.
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    Christian M. Meyer,
    Dr.,
    Technische Universität Darmstadt,
    Postdoc.
    Germany
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    Slavko Žitnik,
    Dr.,
    University of Ljubljana, Faculty of computer and information science,
    assistant.
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    Ankit Srivastava,
    Dr.,
    Dublin City University,
    Post Doctoral Researcher.
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    Wafia Adouane,
    Miss,
    Gothenburg University,
    Master's student.
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    Jinhua Du,
    Dr.,
    ADAPT Centre, School of Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland,
    Research Fellow.
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    Tommi A Pirinen,
    Dr.,
    Dublin City University,
    Post-Doc.
    Ireland
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    Veronique Hoste,
    Prof.,
    Ghent University,
    Full professor.
    Belgium
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    Klaar Vanopstal,
    Dr.,
    Ghent University,
    postdoctoral researcher.
    Belgium
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    QIU,
    Dr.,
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    POSTDOC.
    Ireland
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    Charles Sutton,
    Dr.,
    University of Edinburgh,
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    Stella MARKANTONATOU,
    Dr.,
    ILSP/ATHENA RIC,
    RESEARCH DIRECTOR.
    Greece
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    Andrejs Veisbergs,
    Prof.,
    University of Latvia,
    head of Dpt. of Translation.
    Latvia
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    Ruta Petrauskaite,
    Prof.,
    Research Council of Lithuania,
    Vice-chair.
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    Jose C. Gonzalez,
    Dr.,
    Daedalus, S.A.,
    Managing Director.
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    Krister Lindén,
    Dr.,
    University of Helsinki,
    Research Director.
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    Prof.,
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    Head of department.
    Sweden
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    Hugo Van hamme,
    Prof.,
    ESAT/PSI KU Leuven,
    Professor.
    Belgium
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    Mattias Heldner,
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    Dept Linguistics, Stockholm University,
    Professor.
    Sweden
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    Simona Bergoč,
    Dr.,
    Department of Slovene Language, Ministry of Culture,
    Head.
    Slovenia
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    Bartosz Brzoza,
    Mr,
    Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań,
    MA student .
    Poland
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    Nicoletta Calzolari Zamorani,
    Dr.,
    ILC-CNR, Italy and ELRA, France,
    Research associate and ELRA President.
    Italy
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    Steve Renals,
    Prof.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Professor of Speech Technology.
    United Kingdom
  • 152.
    Ellen Bard,
    Dr.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Reader in Linguistics.
    United Kingdom
  • 153.
    Mircea GIURGIU ,
    Prof.,
    Technical University of Cluj-Napoca,
    Head of Speech Processing Research Group.
    Romania
  • 154.
    Lieve Macken,
    Dr.,
    Ghent University,
    Senior researcher.
    Belgium
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    Hans-Joachim Hübner,
    ,
    Satz-Rechen-Zentrum Berlin,
    Head of Solutions and Sales.
    Germany
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    Frantisek Plasil,
    Prof.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    Full Professor.
    Czech Republic
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    Adam Pärsson,
    ,
    Stockholm University,
    Teaching Assistant.
    Sweden
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    Henryk Rybinski,
    Prof.,
    Warsaw University of Technology,
    Professor, Directo of Institute of Computer Science.
    Poland
  • 159.
    Sanjeev Khudanpur,
    Prof.,
    The Johns Hopkins University,
    Center for Language and Speech Processing.
    United States
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    Markéta Lopatková,
    Dr.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    head of the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics.
    Czech Republic
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    Karel Oliva,
    Prof.,
    Institute of the Czech Language, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic,
    Director.
    Czech Republic
  • 162.
    Janina Mołczanow,
    Dr.,
    University of Warsaw,
    Assistant Professor.
    Poland
  • 163.
    Eduardo Lleida,
    Prof.,
    Universidad de Zaragoza,
    Head of ViVoLab Speech Technologies Group.
    Spain
  • 164.
    Philipp Koehn,
    Prof.,
    Johns Hopkins University / University of Edinburgh,
    Professor.
    United States
  • 165.
    Harry Bunt,
    Prof.,
    Tilburg University,
    professor of computational linguistics.
    Netherlands
  • 166.
    Otthein Herzog,
    Prof.,
    Jacobs University and Universitaet Bremen,
    Professor.
    Germany
  • 167.
    Daniela Majchrakova,
    Ms,
    L. Stur Institute of Linguistics Slovak Academy of Sciences,
    researcher.
    Slovakia
  • 168.
    James Kirby,
    Dr.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Lecturer.
    United Kingdom
  • 169.
    Rudi Studer,
    Prof.,
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
    Professor.
    Germany
  • 170.
    Marko, Smiljanić,
    Dr.,
    NIRI Research and Development Ltd.,
    CEO.
    Serbia
  • 171.
    Elisabetta Bonvino,
    Prof.,
    Roma Tre University,
    Associate Professor.
    Italy
  • 172.
    Iacer Calixto,
    Mr,
    ADAPT Centre, Ireland,
    PhD candidate.
    Brazil
  • 173.
    Eleanor Chodroff,
    ,
    Johns Hopkins University,
    PhD Student.
    United States
  • 174.
    Marco Siniscalchi,
    Dr.,
    University of Enna "Kore",
    Assistant Professor.
    Italy
  • 175.
    Alex Lascarides,
    Prof.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Professor.
    United Kingdom
  • 176.
    Bernhard Wälchli,
    ,
    Stockholm University,
    professor.
    Sweden
  • 177.
    Claudia Gdaniec,
    Dr.,
    South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences,
    Prof. emer. .
    Germany
  • 178.
    Martin Popel,
    Mr,
    Charles University in Prague,
    Researcher.
    Czech Republic
  • 179.
    Domenico Di Russo,
    Dr.,
    None.,
    Supply Teacher of Italian, History and Geography at Junior High Schools.
    Italy
  • 180.
    Naomi Saphra,
    ,
    Johns Hopkins University,
    PhD Student.
    United States
  • 181.
    James Pustejovsky,
    Prof.,
    Brandeis University,
    TJX/Feldberg Professor of Computer Science.
    United States
  • 182.
    Dan Cristea,
    Dr.,
    "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi,
    Professor.
    Romania
  • 183.
    Crabbé Benoit,
    Prof.,
    Univ Paris Diderot,
    Ass. Prof..
    France
  • 184.
    A.A. Maes,
    Prof.,
    Tilburg University - Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication,
    Head of Department.
    Netherlands
  • 185.
    David Mareček,
    Dr.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    reasearcher.
    Czech Republic
  • 186.
    Zdenka Uresova,
    Dr.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    Senior Research Associate.
    Czech Republic
  • 187.
    Peter Ludes,
    Prof.,
    Jacobs University Bremen,
    Professor of Mass Communication.
    Germany
  • 188.
    Sri Harish Reddy Mallidi,
    Mr,
    The Johns Hopkins University,
    Doctoral Student.
    United States
  • 189.
    Xiaojun Zhang,
    Dr.,
    CNGL/ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University,
    Postdoctoral researcher.
    Ireland
  • 190.
    Omri Abend,
    Dr.,
    The University of Edinburgh,
    Research Associate.
    United Kingdom
  • 191.
    Ján Staš,
    Dr.,
    Technical University of Košice,
    Researcher.
    Slovakia
  • 192.
    Joachim Wagner,
    Dr.,
    ADAPT Centre, School of Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland,
    Postdoctoral Researcher.
    Ireland
  • 193.
    Zoran Božič,
    Dr.,
    University of Nova Gorica,
    assistant professor.
    Slovenia
  • 194.
    Vijayaditya Peddinti,
    Mr,
    Johns Hopkins University,
    PhD Candidate.
    United States
  • 195.
    Xue,
    Prof.,
    Brandeis University,
    Assistant Professor.
    United States
  • 196.
    Maria Grazia Busa,
    Prof.,
    University of Padova, Italy,
    Associate Professor.
    Italy
  • 197.
    Adam Lopez,
    Dr.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Reader.
    United Kingdom
  • 198.
    Peter Murray-Rust,
    Prof.,
    University of Cambridge,
    Reader Emeritus.
    United Kingdom
  • 199.
    Jozef Juhar,
    Prof.,
    Technical University of Kosice,
    Full Professor, Head of Department of Electronics and Multimedia Communications.
    Slovakia
  • 200.
    Alexandros Potamianos,
    Prof.,
    National Technical University of Athens,
    Associate Professor.
    Greece
  • 201.
    Pier Marco Bertinetto,
    Prof.,
    Scuola Normale Superiore,
    full professor.
    Italy
  • 202.
    Tomas Mikolov,
    Dr.,
    Facebook,
    Research Scientist.
    United States
  • 203.
    Emilio Sanchis,
    Prof.,
    Universidad Politecnica Valencia,
    Professor.
    Spain
  • 204.
    Stephan Busemann,
    Prof.,
    DFKI GmbH,
    Associate Head of Language Technology Lab .
    Germany
  • 205.
    Martha Hofman,
    Mrs,
    independent lexicographer,
    independent lexicographer.
    Netherlands
  • 206.
    Baiba Kangere,
    Prof.,
    Latvian Academy of Sciences,
    foreign member.
    Latvia
  • 207.
    Lars Borin,
    Prof.,
    Språkbanken, Dept of Swedish, University of Gothenburg,
    Professor of natural language processing; National coordinator of SWE-CLARIN.
    Sweden
  • 208.
    Jason Eisner,
    Prof.,
    Johns Hopkins University,
    Professor.
    United States
  • 209.
    Teresa Lynn ,
    Ms,
    Dublin City University,
    PhD Student.
    Ireland
  • 210.
    Jens Edlund,
    Dr.,
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
    Researcher.
    Sweden
  • 211.
    Carlos Valcárcel Riveiro,
    Mr,
    University of Vigo,
    Associate professor.
    Spain
  • 212.
    Tajana Ban Kirigin,
    Dr.,
    Department of Mathematics, University of Rijeka,
    Assistant Professor.
    Croatia
  • 213.
    Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri,
    Prof.,
    università Roma Tre,
    full professor.
    Italy
  • 214.
    Martina Ozbič,
    Dr.,
    Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana,
    assitant professor.
    Slovenia
  • 215.
    Voula Giouli,
    Ms,
    Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athena RIC,
    Research Associate.
    Greece
  • 216.
    Anne Dykstra,
    Dr.,
    Fryske Akademy,
    Retired Lexicographer.
    Netherlands
  • 217.
    Marianne Gullberg,
    Prof.,
    Lund University,
    Prof. Psycholinguistics, Director of Lund University Humanities Lab.
    Sweden
  • 218.
    Maria Wolters,
    Dr.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Senior Research Fellow.
    United Kingdom
  • 219.
    Fabio CELLI,
    Dr.,
    University of Trento,
    Post Doc.
    Italy
  • 220.
    Robert Östling,
    ,
    Stockholm University,
    PhD student.
    Sweden
  • 221.
    Malin Svensson Lundmark ,
    Mrs,
    Lund University ,
    Phd-student.
    Sweden
  • 222.
    Núria Bel,
    Prof.,
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra,
    Associate Professor.
    Spain
  • 223.
    Susan Sayehli,
    Dr.,
    Lund University,
    Assisstant Professor in Swedish as a Second Language.
    Sweden
  • 224.
    Mikel L. Forcada,
    Prof.,
    Universitat d'Alacant,
    Professor of Computer Languages and System.
    Spain
  • 225.
    Peter Gärdenfors,
    Prof.,
    Lund University,
    Professor of Cognitive Science.
    Sweden
  • 226.
    Paul Piwek,
    Dr.,
    The Open University,
    Senior Lecturer in Computing.
    United Kingdom
  • 227.
    Paulo Quaresma,
    Prof.,
    University of Évora,
    Vice-Rector.
    Portugal
  • 228.
    Richard Jelinek,
    Mr,
    PetaMem GmbH,
    CEO.
    Germany
  • 229.
    Gruszczyński,
    Prof.,
    Institute of the Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences,
    Head of the Laboratory of History of Polish Language 17th and 18th Century.
    Poland
  • 230.
    Ulrich Schmitz,
    Prof.,
    Universität Duisburg-Essen,
    Full Professor.
    Germany
  • 231.
    Kevin Koidl,
    Dr.,
    wripl technologies limited,
    CEO .
    Ireland
  • 232.
    Benoit Favre,
    Dr.,
    LIF/CNRS Aix-Marseille Unuversity,
    Maitre de Conferences.
    France
  • 233.
    Csirik János,
    Prof.,
    University of Szeged,
    Professor.
    Hungary
  • 234.
    Bożena Rozwadowska,
    Prof.,
    University of Wrocław,
    Associate Professor.
    Poland
  • 235.
    Christina Alexandris,
    Prof.,
    National University of Athens,
    Assistant Professor.
    Greece
  • 236.
    Marc Asturias,
    Mr,
    Fortune 500 Company,
    Marketing and Linguistics Executive.
    United States
  • 237.
    Pietro Laface,
    Prof.,
    Politecnico di Torino,
    Full professor.
    Italy
  • 238.
    Sverker Sikström,
    Prof.,
    Lund university,
    Professor.
    Sweden
  • 239.
    Tomas Bures,
    Dr.,
    Charles University,
    Associate Professor.
    Czech Republic
  • 240.
    Petr Tuma,
    Dr.,
    Charles University,
    Associate Professor.
    Czech Republic
  • 241.
    Montserrat Villegas,
    Dr.,
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra,
    Researcher.
    Spain
  • 242.
    Yevhen Alforov,
    Mr,
    Zaporizhzhya National University,
    PhD student.
    Ukraine
  • 243.
    Jörg Siekmann ,
    Prof.,
    Universität des Saarlandes/ DFKI,
    Seniorprofessor.
    Germany
  • 244.
    Stig-Arne Grönroos,
    Mr,
    Aalto University,
    PhD student.
    Finland
  • 245.
    Annika Andersson,
    Dr.,
    Humanities laboratory, Lund University,
    Scientist Researcher .
    Sweden
  • 246.
    Vladislav Kubon,
    Prof.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    Associate professor.
    Czech Republic
  • 247.
    Magda Sevcikova,
    Dr.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    Senior Research Associate.
    Czech Republic
  • 248.
    Wozny,
    Dr.,
    Wroclaw University,
    adjunct professor.
    Poland
  • 249.
    Joakim Nivre,
    ,
    Uppsala University,
    Professor.
    Sweden
  • 250.
    Ivana Brac,
    ,
    Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics,
    Junior Researcher.
    Croatia
  • 251.
    Ilga Migla,
    Dr.,
    University of Latvia,
    Researcher, lexicographer.
    Latvia
  • 252.
    Maja Bratanić,
    Prof.,
    Institute of Croatian Lanugage and Linguistics,
    Head of Department of General Linguistics.
    Croatia
  • 253.
    Stefanos Vrochidis,
    Dr.,
    Centre for Research and Technology Hellas,
    Researcher.
    Greece
  • 254.
    Tom De Nies,
    Mr,
    Ghent University - iMinds - MMLab,
    Researcher.
    Belgium
  • 255.
    Rasul Kaljahi,
    Mr,
    ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University,
    Postdoctoral Researcher.
    Ireland
  • 256.
    Ruprecht von Waldenfels,
    ,
    Institute of Polish, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow,
    Visiting Researcher.
    Poland
  • 257.
    Katarzyna Krasnowska,
    Ms,
    Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences,
    PhD student.
    Poland
  • 258.
    Nada Lavrac,
    Prof.,
    Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana,
    Head of Department.
    Slovenia
  • 259.
    Oliver Watts,
    Dr.,
    The University of Edinburgh,
    Research Fellow.
    United Kingdom
  • 260.
    Jose A. R. Fonollosa,
    Prof.,
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya,
    Professor.
    Spain
  • 261.
    Evgeny Stepanov,
    Dr.,
    University of Trento,
    post-doc.
    Italy
  • 262.
    Otakar Smrz,
    Dr.,
    Dzam-e Dzam Language Institute,
    Co-founder.
    Czech Republic
  • 263.
    Antal van den Bosch,
    Prof.,
    Radboud University,
    Professor.
    Netherlands
  • 264.
    Bart Desmet,
    Dr.,
    Ghent University,
    postdoctoral researcher.
    Belgium
  • 265.
    Leo Wanner,
    Prof.,
    Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies and Pompeu Fabra University,
    Research Professor.
    Spain
  • 266.
    Stefan Frank,
    Dr.,
    Radboud University Nijmegen,
    Assistant Professor.
    Netherlands
  • 267.
    Federico Gaspari,
    Dr.,
    ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University,
    Postdoctoral researcher.
    Ireland
  • 268.
    Wojciech Witkowski,
    Mr,
    University of Wrocław,
    Assistant.
    Poland
  • 269.
    Fernando García Granada,
    Dr.,
    Universitat Politècnica de València,
    Associate Professor .
    Spain
  • 270.
    Giacomo Spinelli,
    Dr.,
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario,
    Phd student.
    Italy
  • 271.
    Eric Kow,
    Dr.,
    Université Toulouse 3 - Paul Sabatier,
    Postdoc.
    France
  • 272.
    Pēteris Paikens,
    Mr,
    University of Latvia, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science,
    Researcher.
    Latvia
  • 273.
    Lucyna Gebert,
    ,
    Università di Roma "La Sapeiza",
    professore ordinario.
    Italy
  • 274.
    Svetlozara Leseva,
    Dr.,
    Institute for Bulgarian Language – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
    Assistant Professor.
    Bulgaria
  • 275.
    Nikola Ljubešić,
    ,
    University of Zagreb,
    Assistant professor.
    Croatia
  • 276.
    Susanne Schötz,
    Dr.,
    Lund University,
    Researcher, Lecturer.
    Sweden
  • 277.
    Filip Jurcicek,
    Dr.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    Assistant Professor.
    Czech Republic
  • 278.
    Jan Rupnik,
    Mr,
    Jožef Stefan Institute,
    Researcher.
    Slovenia
  • 279.
    Miloš Jakubíček,
    Dr.,
    Lexical Computing,
    CEO.
    Czech Republic
  • 280.
    Tomas Krilavičius,
    Prof.,
    Vytautas Magnus university,
    professor.
    Lithuania
  • 281.
    Robbert Jan Beun,
    Dr.,
    Utrecht University,
    Assistant Professor.
    Netherlands
  • 282.
    Han Jingyi,
    Miss,
    universitat Pompeu fabra,
    PhD student.
    Spain
  • 283.
    German Rigau,
    Dr.,
    University of Basque Country,
    Associate Professor.
    Spain
  • 284.
    Izabela Will,
    Dr.,
    University of Warsaw,
    associate professor.
    Poland
  • 285.
    Darinka Verdonik,
    ,
    university of maribor,
    researcher.
    Slovenia
  • 286.
    Mauro Cettolo,
    ,
    FBK,
    Senior researcher.
    Italy
  • 287.
    Bianca Vieru,
    Dr.,
    Vocapia Research,
    R&D Engineer.
    France
  • 288.
    Christophe Declercq,
    Mr,
    CenTraS University College London / TricS University of Antwerp,
    Lecturer.
    United Kingdom
  • 289.
    Bernardo Magnini,
    Dr.,
    FBK,
    Senior Researcher.
    Italy
  • 290.
    Maarten van Gompel,
    Mr,
    Radboud University Nijmegen,
    PhD candidate & scientific programmer.
    Netherlands
  • 291.
    Daiva Vitkute-Adzgauskiene,
    Dr.,
    Vytautas Magnus University,
    Dean, Faculty of Informatics.
    Lithuania
  • 292.
    Massidda,
    Dr.,
    Universita degli Studi di Sassari,
    Lecturer.
    United Kingdom
  • 293.
    Reinhard Busch,
    Dr.,
    Linguatec Language Technologies GmbH,
    Managing Director.
    Germany
  • 294.
    Wayles Browne,
    Prof.,
    Linguistics, Cornell University,
    Prof..
    United States
  • 295.
    Louise Fryer,
    Dr.,
    University College London,
    teaching felow.
    United Kingdom
  • 296.
    Jian Zhang,
    Mr,
    Dublin City University,
    PhD student.
    Ireland
  • 297.
    Carita Paradis,
    Prof.,
    Lund University,
    Full Professor.
    Sweden
  • 298.
    Monica Domínguez,
    Miss,
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra,
    PhD student.
    Spain
  • 299.
    Tunga Gungor,
    Prof.,
    Bogazici University,
    Faculty member.
    Turkey
  • 300.
    Benjamin Van Durme,
    Dr.,
    The Johns Hopkins University,
    Assistant Research Professor.
    United States
  • 301.
    Danijela Merkler,
    ,
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
    PhD student.
    Croatia
  • 302.
    Aljoscha Burchardt,
    Dr.,
    DFKI,
    Resarch Manager.
    Germany
  • 303.
    Susanne Narciss,
    Prof.,
    Universität Passau,
    Professor - Lehrstuhl fuer Psychologie II.
    Germany
  • 304.
    Geoffrey K. Pullum,
    Prof.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    professor of general linguistics.
    United Kingdom
  • 305.
    François Yvon,
    Prof.,
    LIMSI, CNRS,
    Research Director.
    France
  • 306.
    Samo Kolet,
    ,
    Gimnazija Bežigrad,
    Teacher.
    Slovenia
  • 307.
    Johan Bos,
    Prof.,
    University of Groningen,
    Full Professor.
    Netherlands
  • 308.
    Pavel Kral,
    Dr.,
    University of West Bohemia, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
    Lecturer/researcher.
    Czech Republic
  • 309.
    Carmen Klaussner,
    Ms,
    Trinity College Dublin, CNGL,
    Ph.D student.
    Ireland
  • 310.
    Ali Hürriyetoğlu,
    Mr,
    Radboud University,
    PhD candidate.
    Netherlands
  • 311.
    Monica Dominguez Bajo,
    Miss,
    University Pompeu Fabra,
    PhD Researcher.
    Spain
  • 312.
    Frank Keller,
    Prof.,
    University of Edinburgh,
    Professor.
    United Kingdom
  • 313.
    Popescu-Belis, Andrei,
    Dr.,
    Idiap Research Institute,
    Senior researcher.
    Switzerland
  • 314.
    Lou Boves,
    Prof.,
    Radboud University Nijmege,
    Professor of Language and Speech Technology.
    Netherlands
  • 315.
    Pavel Pecina,
    Dr.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    Assistant professor .
    Czech Republic
  • 316.
    Václav Cvrček,
    Dr.,
    Czech National Corpus, Charles University in Prague,
    Head of department.
    Czech Republic
  • 317.
    Tilman Becker,
    ,
    DFKI GmbH,
    Senior Researcher.
    Germany
  • 318.
    David Lukeš,
    Mr,
    Institute of the Czech National Corpus, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague,
    Technical staff.
    Czech Republic
  • 319.
    Kristina Despot,
    Dr.,
    Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics,
    Vice Director.
    Croatia
  • 320.
    Rachele Sprugnoli,
    ,
    Fondazione Bruno Kessler / University of Trento,
    PhD candidate.
    Italy
  • 321.
    Harald HOFFMANN,
    Dr.,
    METADAT GmbH,
    CEO.
    Austria
  • 322.
    Victoria Johansson,
    Dr.,
    Lund University & University of Kristianstad,
    Lecturer & Researcher.
    Sweden
  • 323.
    Erwan Moreau,
    Dr.,
    Trinity College Dublin,
    Postdoc.
    Ireland
  • 324.
    Magnus Lindgren,
    Prof.,
    Lund university,
    Professor.
    Sweden
  • 325.
    khetam,
    Ms,
    UCL,
    PhD student.
    United Kingdom
  • 326.
    Michal Křen,
    Dr.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    Researcher.
    Czech Republic
  • 327.
    Horacio Saggion,
    Dr.,
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra,
    Research Professor.
    Spain
  • 328.
    Rafal Rzepka,
    Dr.,
    Hokkaido University,
    Assistant Professor.
    Japan
  • 329.
    Joss Moorkens,
    Dr.,
    Dublin City University,
    Postdoctoral Researcher.
    Ireland
  • 330.
    Alexandr Rosen,
    Dr.,
    Charles University, Prague,
    researcher, teacher.
    Czech Republic
  • 331.
    Joan Codina-Filba,
    Dr.,
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra,
    Senior Researcher.
    Spain
  • 332.
    Krešimir Šojat,
    Dr.,
    Department of Linguistics,
    University of Zagreb.
    Croatia
  • 333.
    Veronica Miller,
    Ms,
    Freelance Interpreter,
    Interpreter.
    United Kingdom
  • 334.
    Magali Boureux,
    Dr.,
    SSML CIELS,
    Teacher.
    Italy
  • 335.
    Stelios Piperidis,
    ,
    ILSP/Athena RIC,
    Senior Researcher.
    Greece
  • 336.
    Gary Lefman,
    Mr,
    TCD,
    PhD Student.
    Ireland
  • 337.
    Anna Perissutti,
    Prof.,
    Università di Udine,
    Czech language and linguistics.
    Italy
  • 338.
    Jorge Gracia,
    Dr.,
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,
    Postdoctoral researcher.
    Spain
  • 339.
    Cristina Bosco,
    Dr.,
    Department of computer science - Turin University,
    assistant professor.
    Italy
  • 340.
    Jordi Turmo,
    Prof.,
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya,
    Associate professor.
    Spain
  • 341.
    Vladimir Petkevic,
    Dr.,
    Charles University, Faculty of Arts,
    Head of the Dept. Institute of Theoretical and Computational Linguistics.
    Czech Republic
  • 342.
    Dragos Burileanu,
    Prof.,
    University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications & IT, Speech and Dialogue Research Laboratory,
    Professor.
    Romania
  • 343.
    Mariano Rico,
    Dr.,
    UPM,
    Researcher.
    Spain
  • 344.
    Paul Krause,
    Prof.,
    University of Surrey,
    Professor of Software Engineering.
    United Kingdom
  • 345.
    Emmanouela Patiniotaki,
    Miss,
    UCL,
    Teaching Fellow/Researcher.
    United Kingdom
  • 346.
    Pavel Rychly,
    Dr.,
    Masaryk University,
    assistant professor.
    Czech Republic
  • 347.
    Božo Bekavac,
    Dr.,
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
    Assistant professor.
    Croatia
  • 348.
    Michele Barbera,
    Mr,
    SpazioDati,
    CEO.
    Italy
  • 349.
    Muntsa Padró,
    Dr.,
    Nuance Communications,
    NLU researcher.
    Spain
  • 350.
    Mark Shuttleworth,
    Dr.,
    UCL,
    Senior Lecturer.
    United Kingdom
  • 351.
    Rudolf Rosa,
    Mr,
    Charles University,
    research assistant.
    Czech Republic
  • 352.
    Moreno-Sandoval,
    Prof.,
    Autonomous University of Madrid,
    Associate Prof..
    Spain
  • 353.
    Michael Strube,
    Dr.,
    Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gGmbH,
    Group Leader NLP.
    Germany
  • 354.
    Veronika Vincze,
    Dr.,
    University of Szeged,
    senior lecturer.
    Hungary
  • 355.
    Artis Teilans,
    Prof.,
    Rezeknes Augstskola,
    professor.
    Latvia
  • 356.
    Han-Teng Liao,
    Dr.,
    University of Oxford,
    PhD Graduate.
    United Kingdom
  • 357.
    Fasih Haider,
    Mr,
    Trinity College Dublin,
    Researcher.
    Ireland
  • 358.
    Marcello Federico,
    ,
    Fondazione Bruno Kessler,
    Director of research unit.
    Italy
  • 359.
    Paolo Bravi,
    Dr.,
    Conservatorio di Cagliari,
    Contract professor.
    Italy
  • 360.
    Anna Cermakova,
    Dr.,
    Charles University,
    researcher.
    Czech Republic
  • 361.
    Tomaž Šef,
    Dr.,
    Jožef Stefan Institute,
    Senior researcher.
    Slovenia
  • 362.
    Philipp Tiedt,
    Mr,
    VICO Research & Consulting GmbH,
    COO.
    Germany
  • 363.
    Anna Hjalmarsson,
    Dr.,
    KTH,
    Reseracher.
    Sweden
  • 364.
    Benedikt Szmrecsanyi,
    Prof.,
    KU LEuven,
    Professor.
    Belgium
  • 365.
    Imre Bartis,
    Mr,
    University of Helsinki,
    Project Coordinator.
    Finland
  • 366.
    Katarzyna Kubiszowska,
    Ms,
    Jagielonnian University,
    PhD Student.
    Poland
  • 367.
    Pavel Češka,
    Mr,
    Deutsche Börse,
    Software developer.
    Czech Republic
  • 368.
    Pirkko Nuolijärvi,
    Prof.,
    Institute for the Languages of Finland,
    director.
    Finland
  • 369.
    Rainer Lotz,
    Mr,
    Konica Minolta,
    Localization department.
    Germany
  • 370.
    Norbert Reithinger,
    Dr.,
    DFKI GmbH,
    Principal Researcher.
    Germany
  • 371.
    Marita Kristiansen,
    Dr.,
    Norwegian School of Economics,
    Associate Professor.
    Norway
  • 372.
    Miloš Ekar,
    ,
    Art history and sociology,
    Head of regional unit of the National Institute for the protection of Cultural Heritage.
    Slovenia
  • 373.
    Stephen Doherty,
    Dr.,
    Dublin City University,
    Adjunct Lecturer.
    Ireland
  • 374.
    Shalom Lappin,
    Prof.,
    King's College London, University of Gothenburg,
    Professor of Computational Linguistics.
    United Kingdom
  • 375.
    Adam Rambousek,
    ,
    Masaryk University,
    researcher.
    Czech Republic
  • 376.
    Nicola Bertoldi,
    Mr,
    Fondazione Bruno Kessler,
    researcher.
    Italy
  • 377.
    Pertti Palo,
    Mr,
    Queen Margaret University,
    PhD student.
    United Kingdom
  • 378.
    Wim van Dommelen,
    Prof.,
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
    Professor of phonetics.
    Norway
  • 379.
    Vo Ngoc Phuoc An,
    Mr,
    Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK),
    PhD candidate.
    Italy
  • 380.
    Martha Thunes,
    Dr.,
    University of Bergen,
    postdoc..
    Norway
  • 381.
    Tomas Hercig,
    Mr,
    University of West Bohemia, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
    PhD candidate.
    Czech Republic
  • 382.
    Els Lefever,
    Dr.,
    LT3, Ghent University,
    Postdoctoral fellow.
    Belgium
  • 383.
    Egon W. Stemle,
    ,
    EURAC research,
    Researcher.
    Italy
  • 384.
    Kristina Kocijan,
    Dr.,
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
    Assistant professor.
    Croatia
  • 385.
    Mark A. Greenwood,
    Dr.,
    The University of Sheffield,
    Research Associate.
    United Kingdom
  • 386.
    Allan Hanbury,
    Dr.,
    Vienna University of Technology,
    Senior Researcher.
    Austria
  • 387.
    Gareth Jones,
    Dr.,
    ADAPT Centre / Dublin City University,
    Senior Lecturer.
    Ireland
  • 388.
    Leon Derczynski,
    Dr.,
    University of Sheffield,
    Researcher.
    United Kingdom
  • 389.
    Nikolaos Marianos,
    ,
    University of the Aegean,
    Project Manager- Researcher.
    Greece
  • 390.
    Silvie Cinková,
    Dr.,
    Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics,
    senior researcher.
    Czech Republic
  • 391.
    Bernard Ženko,
    Dr.,
    Jožef Stefan Institute,
    Researcher.
    Slovenia
  • 392.
    Anthony Basiel,
    Dr.,
    Hult,
    Assoc. Dean.
    United Kingdom
  • 393.
    Gisle Andersen,
    Prof.,
    NHH Norwegian School of Economics,
    Professor.
    Norway
  • 394.
    Peter Juel Henrichsen,
    ,
    Copenhagen Business School,
    associate professor.
    Denmark
  • 395.
    Anne Kari Bjørge,
    Prof.,
    NHH Norwegian school of economics,
    associate professor.
    Norway
  • 396.
    Montse Cuadros,
    Dr.,
    Vicomtech-IK4,
    Researcher.
    Spain
  • 397.
    Tatiana Gornostay,
    Dr.,
    Tilde,
    Manager of business development.
    Latvia
  • 398.
    Arantza del Pozo,
    Dr.,
    Vicomtech-IK4,
    Head of the Speech & Language Technology Department.
    Spain
  • 399.
    Julia Bosque Gil,
    Ms,
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,
    PhD Student.
    Spain
  • 400.
    Mauro Falcone,
    Dr.,
    Fondazione Ugo Bordoni,
    Senior researcher.
    Italy
  • 401.
    Indra Sāmīte,
    Ms,
    Tilde,
    Business Development Director.
    Latvia
  • 402.
    Jakub Kozák,
    Mr,
    Datlowe,
    Partner.
    Czech Republic
  • 403.
    Jakub Cernohorsky,
    Mr,
    Lingea,
    International sales manager.
    Czech Republic
  • 404.
    Alberto Lavelli,
    ,
    FBK,
    senior researcher.
    Italy
  • 405.
    Fabio Tesser,
    Dr.,
    CNR-ISTC,
    Researcher.
    Italy
  • 406.
    Jonas Beskow,
    Dr.,
    KTH Computer Science and Communication,
    Associate Professor.
    Sweden
  • 407.
    Matteo Negri,
    Mr,
    Fondazione Bruno Kessler,
    Researcher.
    Italy
  • 408.
    Fumiko Kano Glückstad,
    Prof.,
    Copenhagen Business School,
    Assistant Professor.
    Denmark
  • 409.
    Carlo Strapparava,
    ,
    FBK-irst,
    Senior Researcher.
    Italy
  • 410.
    Sebastian Hellmann,
    Dr.,
    AKSW, Universität Leipzig,
    Senior researcher.
    Germany
  • 411.
    Susana Palmaz,
    Mrs,
    Vicomtech,
    Researcher.
    Spain
  • 412.
    Jagoda Chmielewska,
    Ms,
    Institute of the Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences,
    research assistant in Lexicon Mediae et Infimae Latinitatis Polonorum.
    Poland
  • 413.
    Marie Candito,
    Mrs,
    Paris Diderot University - INRIA,
    Associate professor.
    France
  • 414.
    Sharon O'Brien,
    Dr.,
    ADAPT Research Centre, Dublin City University,
    Senior Lecturer.
    Ireland
  • 415.
    Bart Bulens,
    Mr,
    N/A,
    N/A.
    Belgium
  • 416.
    Juliane Ried,
    Ms,
    Cochrane,
    Translations Co-ordinator.
    Germany
  • 417.
    Yiannis Kompatsiaris,
    Dr.,
    CERTH - ITI,
    Senior Researcher.
    Greece
  • 418.
    David House,
    Prof.,
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
    Professor.
    Sweden
  • 419.
    Iris-Corinna Schwarz,
    Dr.,
    Dept. of Linguistics, Stockholms universitet,
    Research Fellow.
    Sweden
  • 420.
    Tomás Pariente,
    Mr,
    Atos Spain,
    Head of the Data Intelligence Lab.
    Spain
  • 421.
    Beatriz Fisas,
    ,
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra,
    Researcher.
    Spain
  • 422.
    Frits van der Kuip,
    Dr.,
    Fryske Akademy,
    Researcher.
    Netherlands
  • 423.
    Benoît Sagot,
    ,
    Inria,
    Chargé de Recherches.
    France
  • 424.
    Bálint Sass,
    Dr.,
    RIL HAS,
    research fellow.
    Hungary
  • 425.
    Christian Langerfeld,
    Dr.,
    Norwegian School of Economics,
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
    Norway
  • 426.
    Maka Tetradze,
    Miss,
    Lund Univeristy,
    Project assistant.
    Sweden
  • 427.
    Vito Matranga,
    Dr.,
    University of Palermo,
    Palermo.
    Italy
  • 428.
    Jana Levická,
    Dr.,
    Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Sciences,
    terminology researcher.
    Slovakia
  • 429.
    Alan Mas Soro,
    ,
    everis,
    Funding Programmes Coordinator.
    Spain
  • 430.
    Klaus Akselsen,
    ,
    Mirsk,
    CTO.
    Denmark
  • 431.
    Ivan Pandzic,
    Mr,
    Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics,
    Junior Researcher.
    Croatia
  • 432.
    Thomas Nielsen,
    Mr,
    Affiliation to what? i work with speech recognition and find it important,
    Software developer.
    Denmark
  • 433.
    Simon Bratina,
    ,
    IOLAR d.o.o.,
    Executive technical director.
    Slovenia
  • 434.
    Karel Kučera,
    Prof.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    Researches.
    Czech Republic
  • 435.
    Jakob Aagesen,
    Mr,
    MIRSK,
    Software developer.
    Denmark
  • 436.
    Atro Voutilainen,
    Prof.,
    University of Helsinki,
    Professor.
    Finland
  • 437.
    Frank Van Eynde,
    Prof.,
    University of Leuven,
    Professor of Linguistics.
    Belgium
  • 438.
    Lluís Padró,
    Prof.,
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya,
    Associate Professor.
    Spain
  • 439.
    Mats Wirén,
    Dr.,
    Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University,
    Associate Professor.
    Sweden
  • 440.
    Jiri Materna,
    Dr.,
    Seznam.cz,
    Head of Research.
    Czech Republic
  • 441.
    Florian Kunneman,
    Mr,
    Radboud University,
    PhD candidate.
    Netherlands
  • 442.
    Silvia Calamai,
    Dr.,
    Siena University,
    researcher.
    Italy
  • 443.
    Norbert Fuhr,
    Prof.,
    University of Duisburg-Essen,
    Professor.
    Germany
  • 444.
    Elizabeth Mestheneos,
    Dr.,
    50plus Hellas, HAGG, Age-Platform Europe.,
    MD, V-P, Ex-President..
    Greece
  • 445.
    Peter Velaerts,
    Mr,
    Ghent University,
    Programmer/Sysadmin.
    Belgium
  • 446.
    Inma Hernaez Rioja,
    Prof.,
    UPV/EHU,
    Head of Aholab Signal Processing Lab. .
    Spain
  • 447.
    Socorro Bernardos,
    Dr.,
    Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informáticos,
    Associate Proffesor.
    Spain
  • 448.
    Emmanuel Jamin,
    Dr.,
    everis,
    Knowledge expert.
    Spain
  • 449.
    Tamás Gábor Csapó,
    Dr.,
    Budapest University of Technology and Economics ,
    technical assistant.
    Hungary
  • 450.
    Mirko Grimaldi,
    ,
    University of Salento (Lecce, Italy),
    Associate Professor.
    Italy
  • 451.
    Sanni Nimb,
    Dr.,
    DSL,
    Senior editor.
    Denmark
  • 452.
    Carles Sierra,
    Prof.,
    IIIA-CSIC,
    Deputy Director.
    Spain
  • 453.
    Isabella Matticchio,
    ,
    University of Padova,
    PhD student.
    Italy
  • 454.
    Jana Götze,
    ,
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
    PhD student.
    Sweden
  • 455.
    Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza Sanchez,
    Prof.,
    University of the Basque Country,
    IXA Group Researcher.
    Spain
  • 456.
    Darko Pekar,
    Mr,
    tlecommunications,
    researcher.
    Serbia
  • 457.
    Tanja Gaustad ,
    Dr.,
    NRPO SIA,
    Advisor Information.
    Netherlands
  • 458.
    Andoni Azpeitia,
    Mr,
    Vicomtech-IK4,
    Researcher.
    Spain
  • 459.
    Amalia TODIRASCU,
    Dr.,
    Université de Strasbourg,
    Associate Professor.
    France
  • 460.
    Cynthia Van Hee,
    Miss,
    Ghent University,
    PhD Student.
    Belgium
  • 461.
    Bente Maegaard,
    Prof.,
    University of Copenhagen,
    Head of section.
    Denmark
  • 462.
    Juhani Reiman,
    Mr,
    Lingsoft Oy,
    CEO.
    Finland
  • 463.
    Matthias Hartung,
    Mr,
    CITEC, Bielefeld University,
    Research Associate.
    Germany
  • 464.
    Radu Andrei Gogonea,
    Mr,
    MIRSK Digital Aps,
    Web Developer.
    Denmark
  • 465.
    Tadeja Rozman,
    Dr.,
    Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana,
    researcher.
    Slovenia
  • 466.
    Christian Fluhr,
    Dr.,
    GEOLSemantics,
    Scientific director.
    France
  • 467.
    Oliver Schreer,
    Dr.,
    Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute,
    Heaad of Group.
    Germany
  • 468.
    Paola Cotta Ramusino,
    Prof.,
    State University of Milan,
    Associate Professor of Russian Language.
    Italy
  • 469.
    Sebastian Goeser,
    Dr.,
    IBM Research and Development GmbH ,
    Senior Software Developer.
    Germany
  • 470.
    Isabelle Augenstein,
    Ms,
    The University of Sheffield,
    Researcher.
    Germany
  • 471.
    Hugo Zaragoza,
    Dr.,
    Websays SL,
    CEO.
    Spain
  • 472.
    Lindsay Bywood,
    ,
    University College, London,
    Teaching Fellow.
    United Kingdom
  • 473.
    Siniša Suzić,
    Mr,
    Faculty of Technical Sciences,
    Research assistant.
    Serbia
  • 474.
    Markus Meisl,
    Mr,
    SAP SE,
    Manager - Translation Services.
    Germany
  • 475.
    Xavier Carreras,
    Dr.,
    Xerox Research Center Europe,
    Senior research scientist.
    France
  • 476.
    Nikša Jakovljević,
    Dr.,
    Faculty of technical sciences,
    assistant professor .
    Serbia
  • 477.
    Natasa Logar,
    Dr.,
    University of Ljubljana,
    assistant prof..
    Slovenia
  • 478.
    Sebastian Walter,
    ,
    CITEC, Bielefeld University,
    Research Associate.
    Germany
  • 479.
    Pavel Krbec,
    Dr.,
    MTG Broadcasting CZ,
    CEE New Media Manager.
    Czech Republic
  • 480.
    Mauro Dragoni,
    Dr.,
    Fondazione Bruno Kessler,
    Researcher.
    Italy
  • 481.
    Andreas Drakos,
    Dr.,
    Self-employed,
    Project Manager.
    Greece
  • 482.
    Ana Beguš,
    Dr.,
    University of Primorska,
    teacher.
    Slovenia
  • 483.
    Vera Demberg,
    Dr.,
    Universitaet des Saarlandes,
    Independent Research Group Leader.
    Germany
  • 484.
    Edvin Pakoci,
    Mr,
    University of Novi Sad,
    research associate.
    Serbia
  • 485.
    Jörg Steffen,
    Mr,
    DFKI,
    Senior Software Engineer.
    Germany
  • 486.
    Zdeněk Žabokrtský,
    Prof.,
    Charles University in Prague,
    Associate Professor.
    Czech Republic
  • 487.
    Karin Pfetzer,
    Miss,
    Oxford Conversis Ltd,
    Operations Director.
    United Kingdom
  • 488.
    Bernard Vatant,
    ,
    Mondeca,
    Consultant.
    France
  • 489.
    Rickard Domeij,
    Dr.,
    The Swedish Language Council ,
    Language Advisor.
    Sweden
  • 490.
    Claudia Soria,
    Dr.,
    CNR-ILC,
    Researcher.
    Italy
  • 491.
    Geraldine DAMNATI ,
    Dr.,
    Orange Labs,
    Research engineer.
    France
  • 492.
    Anna Corazza,
    Dr.,
    Università di Napoli Federico II,
    assistant professor.
    Italy
  • 493.
    Delphine Charlet,
    Dr.,
    Orange,
    Researcher.
    France
  • 494.
    Dragisa Miskovic,
    Mr,
    Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad,
    Research assistant.
    Serbia
  • 495.
    Kristina Nilsson Björkenstam,
    ,
    Stockholm University,
    Dr.
    Sweden
  • 496.
    Thomas Risse,
    Dr.,
    Leibniz University Hannover,
    Dep. Managing Director.
    Germany
  • 497.
    Piero Cosi,
    Dr.,
    ISTC CNTR, UOS Padova (Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, UOS Padova),
    Director.
    Italy
  • 498.
    Tania Avgustinova,
    Prof.,
    Computational Linguistics, Saarland University,
    Acting Chair.
    Germany
  • 499.
    Stefan Diaconescu,
    Dr.,
    SOFTWIN,
    R&D Department Manager.
    Romania
  • 500.
    Dietrich Klakow,
    Prof.,
    Saarland University,
    Full Professor.
    Germany
 

Comments from the community

In particular in the legal & regulatory field, which is a cornerstone field of EU policy, supporting research and solutions for bridging language diversity is critical to the success of Europe both economically and culturally.

Mr. Vincent Henderson, Wolters Kluwer, Director, Content, Legal & Regulatory


 

The Digital Single Market strategy cannot address the English language only!

Anabela Barreiro, INESC-ID Lisboa, Post-doctoral researcher


 

Low cost and high quality machine translation could now be used to greatly reduce language barriers and hence increase trade within the EU. This would also be an important step towards improving international relations globally.

Dr. Andrew Morris, Audio-Visual Machine Perception Ltd, Director and Software R&D Engineer


 

Multilingualism must be at the heart of European strategy for the digital single market.

Dewi Bryn Jones, Language Technologies Unit, Bangor University, Research Associate


The EU needs to recognize that without a strong language technology industry the multi-lingual single digital market is an illusion, a piece of paper only.

Jakub Zavrel, Textkernel, CEO


 

If we want to be competitive against US (Amazon, Google, Apple, Nuance)... we have to support this!

Dr. Lluís Formiga, Verbio Technologies, S.L., R&D Researcher


 

The prospect of a fairer and more prosperous generation depends on the emergence of genuine research and trade communities. And that depends on multilingualism and language technologies.

Karakullukcu Melih, Kanunum.com, owner


 

Neglecting language technology in a multilingual Europe is a no go. Language processing has been compared to the invention of printing. Languages that were not printed were extinguished. Languages for which there wil not be language technology will face the same problem.

Dr. Paul Schmidt, Institute for Applied Information Sciences, Managing Director


 

I consider multilinguality one of the main UE features and therefore it should be considered an intrinsic part of every digital initiative

Dr. Andrés García-Silva, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, post-doc


 

With the great majority of European languages having only moderate to weak support for language technology (META-NET White Papers), and efficient, clear communication being critical for the success of a Digital Single Market, it is vital to continue and increase investment in provision of enabling multilingual language technology, both tools and resources. There is also the key aspect that pools of expertise risk drying up if young people see no interesting career opportunities in the language technology field. The automatic processing of human language is among the most challenging tasks but one that promises the richest of rewards, culturally, economically, politically and socially. Language binds us all, languages separate us, information drowns us, but language technology helps us discover, innovate, grow, trade, educate and also enjoy the fruits of multiculturalism.

John McNaught, University of Manchester, Deputy Director, National Centre for Text Mining


 

Diversity of Languages is at the core of Europe is and must be taken in consideration.

Professor António Teixeira, DETI/IEETA, University of Aveiro, Associate Professor


 

The Digital Single Market is vital to the successful future development of a unified European economy. This is the most important initiative for the European Project.

Andrzej Zydroń, XTM International, CTO

 

Multilingual Europe in facts*

 

1.1 billion EUR

spent every year by EU institutions on translation and interpretation services

24

official languages of the European Union

46%

of Europeans speak only their native language

38%

of Europeans speak English well enough to hold a conversation

21

European languages are on the  verge of digital extinction

>40%

of Europeans do not purchase goods or services if they are not in their native language

 

* Sources:

Eurobarometer Analytical report, User language preference online
META-NET White Paper Series, Europe's Languages in the Digital Age

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Europe’s Digital Single Market must be multilingual!