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META-FORUM 2012 - A Strategy for Multilingual Europe

From: John Judge <jjudge@computing.dcu.ie>
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:10:36 +0100
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To: John Judge <jjudge@computing.dcu.ie>
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META-FORUM 2012: A Strategy for Multilingual Europe
June 20/21, Brussels, Belgium http://www.meta-forum.eu


What would Europe be without its languages? The rich multiculturalism of 
Europe is synonymous not just with its many peoples, but with the 
languages they speak. These languages are precious assets which, in the 
modern Information Society need to be preserved, promoted and enabled 
through Language Technologies.

Through a focused and concerted effort the META-NET initiative 
(http://www.meta-net.eu) is working to promote Language Technologies as 
a means to turn Europe's linguistic diversity into Europe's linguistic 

You are invited to learn more about this work, to become actively 
involved and to represent your business/industry's view at META-FORUM 
2012: A Strategy for Multilingual Europe, June 20/21 2012 in Brussels, 
Belgium, http://www.meta-forum.eu.

Industry Exhibition - Last Remaining Spaces

The Industry Exhibition which will run concurrent with the main 
conference will feature presentations and demonstrations from large and 
small businesses working across the field of Language Technologies as 
well as showcasing recent R&D work carried out in EU-funded projects (a 
few slots are still available!).


The program includes presentations and panel discussions with 
representatives of Google, EFNIL, BBC, Airbus, several national language 
bodies (Germany, Malta, Estonia, Norway, Lithuania), the European 
Commission, among others. Research presentations give an overview of the 
current state of multilingual Language Technology in Europe. META-NET's 
open resource exchange facility META-SHARE and a Strategic Research 
Agenda (SRA) for multilingual Europe will be presented. The SRA for 
European LT will be of utmost importance in laying the foundation for 
the next decade of funding on the national and international level, 
especially with regard to the final stages of FP7 and the next Framework 
Programme starting in 2014.

Free Registration

Registration for META-FORUM 2012 is free, but online pre-registration at 
http://www.meta-net.eu/events/meta-forum-2012/registration is essential. 
If you wish to avail of one of the remaining slots at the industry 
exhibition please contact us.

Help shape the future of multilingual Europe at META-FORUM 2012. As 
Europeans, we must ask ourselves what would we be without our languages? 
Have your say at META-FORUM 2012: A Strategy for Multilingual Europe.

We're convinced that META-FORUM 2012 will mark a cornerstone both for 
Multilingual Europe and for the European LT landscape and we look 
forward to seeing you in Brussels!

Dr. John Judge

Centre for Next Generation Localisation

Email: jjudge@computing.dcu.ie
Phone: +353 1 700 6729
Mob: +353 87 218 9093
Skype: jjudge2
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