Developing an agenda and a roadmap
for achieving full digital language
equality in Europe by 2030

Endorse the ELE Strategic Research, Innovation and Implementation Agenda

    The overall vision and unifying goal of the ELE Programme is to achieve digital language equality in Europe by 2030. The ELE Programme was prepared jointly with many relevant stakeholders from the European Language Technology (LT), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computational Linguistics and language-centric AI communities, as well as with representatives of relevant initiatives and associations, and language communities. Recently, the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and the ELE Programme were presented in a workshop in the European Parliament on 8 November 2022.

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    Policy Recommendations

    Reinforce European leadership and sovereignty in LT by establishing the ELE programme as a large-scale, long-term coordinated funding programme for research, development, innovation and education with the societal goal of digital language equality and the scientific goal of deep natural language understanding.

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    Governance Model

    Create a pan-European network of research centers to facilitate the coordination of the ELE programme at all levels and to strengthen awareness of the importance of lesser-used, regional and minority languages through various means and instruments, such as lobbying, the allocation of LT to the portfolio of an EU commissioner, the promotion of a distributed centre for linguistic diversity etc.

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    Technology and Data Recommendations

    Address the lack of available data by more systematic language data collection, by exploiting new methods for data generation, and by unleashing public language data while in parallel ensuring sufficient adaptations of technologies.

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    Infrastructure Recommendations

    Strengthen existing and create new research infrastructures and LT platforms that support research and development activities, including collaboration, knowledge sharing, and open access to data and technologies and to ensure access to GPU-based HPC facilities.

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    Research Recommendations

    Support research in Deep Language Understanding for a new generation of applications that can address the deeper questions of communication, common sense and reasoning. This research line should integrate speech, NLP, and contextual information as well as additional modes of perception and neurosymbolic approaches.

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    Implementation Recommendations

    Initiate a 9-year coordination ELE programme, collaboratively funded by the EU/EC and participating countries, covering six LT themes and supporting each with coordination actions (CSAs), research actions (RIAs) as well as actions for innovation and deployment (IAs).

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