META-NET: A Network of Excellence forging the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance

Start Date: 01/02/2010
End Date: 31/01/2013
Funding: ICT (FP7) - Research Infrastructures
Project Leader: Piperidis Stelios

META-NET is a Network of Excellence dedicated to fostering the technological foundations of a multilingual European information society. A concerted, substantial, continent-wide effort in language technology research and engineering is needed for realising applications that enable automatic translation, multilingual information and knowledge management and content production across all European languages. This effort will also enhance the development of intuitive language-based interfaces to technology ranging from household electronics, machinery and vehicles to computers and robots. To this end, META-NET is building the Multilingual European Technology Alliance (META). The Alliance brings together researchers, commercial technology providers, private and corporate language technology users, language professionals and other information society stakeholders. META will prepare the necessary ambitious joint effort towards furthering language technologies as a means towards realising the vision of a Europe united as one single digital market and information space.

Main objectives:

  • Fostering a dynamic and influential communi­ty around a shared vision and strategic research agenda (META-VISION).
  • Creating an open dis­tributed facility for the sharing and exchange of resources (META-SHARE).
  • Building bridges to relevant neighbouring technology fields.

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