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European Language Grid

A Language Technology Platform for Multilingual Europe

  • Documents the evolution and results of the EU project European Language Grid (2019-2022)

  • Describes the architecture and implementation of the ELG Language Technology and NLP cloud platform

  • Introduces readers to the ELG community consisting of hundreds of industrial and academic stakeholders all over Europe

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: Cognitive Technologies (COGTECH)

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Table of contents (29 chapters)

  1. ELG Open Calls and Pilot Projects

    1. CEFR Labelling and Assessment Services

      • Mark Breuker
      Pages 277-282Open Access
    2. European Clinical Case Corpus

      • Bernardo Magnini, Begoña Altuna, Alberto Lavelli, Anne-Lyse Minard, Manuela Speranza, Roberto Zanoli
      Pages 283-288Open Access
    3. Extracting Terminological Concept Systems from Natural Language Text

      • Dagmar Gromann, Lennart Wachowiak, Christian Lang, Barbara Heinisch
      Pages 289-294Open Access
    4. Italian EVALITA Benchmark Linguistic Resources, NLP Services and Tools

      • Viviana Patti, Valerio Basile, Andrea Bolioli, Alessio Bosca, Cristina Bosco, Michael Fell et al.
      Pages 295-300Open Access
    5. Lingsoft Solutions as Distributable Containers

      • Sebastian Andersson, Michael Stormbom
      Pages 301-306Open Access
    6. Motion Capture 3D Sign Language Resources

      • Zdeněk Krňoul, Pavel Jedlička, Miloš Železný, Luděk Müller
      Pages 307-312Open Access
    7. Multilingual Image Corpus

      • Svetla Koeva
      Pages 313-318Open Access
    8. Multilingual Knowledge Systems as Linguistic Linked Open Data

      • Alena Vasilevich, Michael Wetzel
      Pages 319-324Open Access
    9. Open Translation Models, Tools and Services

      • Jörg Tiedemann, Mikko Aulamo, Sam Hardwick, Tommi Nieminen
      Pages 325-330Open Access
    10. Sign Language Explanations for Terms in a Text

      • Helmut Ludwar, Julia Schuster
      Pages 331-336Open Access
    11. Streaming Language Processing in Manufacturing

      • Patrick Wiener, Steffen Thoma
      Pages 337-342Open Access
    12. Textual Paraphrase Dataset for Deep Language Modelling

      • Jenna Kanerva, Filip Ginter, Li-Hsin Chang, Valtteri Skantsi, Jemina Kilpeläinen, Hanna-Mari Kupari et al.
      Pages 343-348Open Access
    13. Universal Semantic Annotator

      • Roberto Navigli, Riccardo Orlando, Cesare Campagnano, Simone Conia
      Pages 349-354Open Access
    14. Virtual Personal Assistant Prototype YouTwinDi

      • Franz Weber, Gregor Jarisch
      Pages 355-360Open Access

About this book

This open access book provides an in-depth description of the EU project European Language Grid (ELG). Its motivation lies in the fact that Europe is a multilingual society with 24 official European Union Member State languages and dozens of additional languages including regional and minority languages. The only meaningful way to enable multilingualism and to benefit from this rich linguistic heritage is through Language Technologies (LT) including Natural Language Processing (NLP), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Speech Technologies and language-centric Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. 

The European Language Grid provides a single umbrella platform for the European LT community, including research and industry, effectively functioning as a virtual home, marketplace, showroom, and deployment centre for all services, tools, resources, products and organisations active in the field. Today the ELG cloud platform already offers access to more than 13,000 language processing tools and language resources. It enables all stakeholders to deposit, upload and deploy their technologies and datasets. The platform also supports the long-term objective of establishing digital language equality in Europe by 2030 – to create a situation in which all European languages enjoy equal technological support. 

This is the very first book dedicated to Language Technology and NLP platforms. Cloud technology has only recently matured enough to make the development of a platform like ELG feasible on a larger scale. The book comprehensively describes the results of the ELG project. Following an introduction, the content is divided into four main parts: (I) ELG Cloud Platform; (II) ELG Inventory of Technologies and Resources; (III) ELG Community and Initiative; and (IV) ELG Open Calls and Pilot Projects.


  • Language technology platform
  • Language processing platform
  • LT platform
  • NLP platform
  • Language technology directory
  • Language processing directory
  • LT directory
  • NLP directory
  • Language technology repository
  • Language processing repository
  • LT repository
  • NLP repository
  • Language data repository
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI), Berlin, Germany

    Georg Rehm

About the editor

Prof. Georg Rehm works as a Principal Researcher in the Speech and Language Technology Department of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Berlin. He is the Coordinator of the EU project European Language Grid (ELG, 2019-2022) and the Co-coordinator of the European Language Equality EU projects (ELE, 2021-2022 and ELE2, 2022-2023). He has been involved as Coordinator or Principal Investigator in a number of large-scale research projects, including QURATOR, OpenGPT-X and NFDI for Data Science and AI. Rehm holds an MA in Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics and Computer Science from the University of Osnabrück. After completing his PhD in Computational Linguistics at the University of Gießen, he worked at the University of Tübingen and at an award-winning internet start-up in Berlin. Rehm joined DFKI in 2010 and has authored, co-authored or edited more than 200 research publications and organised more than 30 scientific events. In 2018, he was awarded the honorary appointment as a DFKI Research Fellow for his outstanding scientific achievements and special accomplishments in technology transfer. In 2021, he was appointed honorary professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for his outstanding achievements in research and education.

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Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)