European Language Data Space (LDS) workshop in Luxembourg




The European Language Data Space (LDS) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) are bringing together experts from the Language Data Industry, Public Administration and Research to discuss the importance and the challenges of language data for the development of Language Technologies and AI-based tools in Luxembourg.

LDS aims at building a trustworthy and effective data market for the exchange of language resources in the public and – even more importantly – in the private sector in line with the EU Data Strategy, which aims to make the EU a leader in a data-driven society. Data-driven innovation can bring major and concrete benefits, such as personalised medicine, improved mobility, better policymaking and upgrading public services.


The aim of this workshop is to discuss about the needs of Luxembourgish stakeholders, both from private and public sector language data with regards to data creation, collection, and sharing. Large language models (LLMs) are the most important breakthrough in AI in the last 15-20 years. In the workshop we will talk among others, about the power in human intelligence, NLP for low resource languages, bias in LLMs, and multilingual machine translation. In the workshop we will have four talks and two panels.


The workshop is open to everybody and is mainly addressed to data owners and data providers, LT developers and SMEs, as well as to public administration executives, officers and partners.


09:00-09:15 Coffee & Croissants

by Dimitra Anastasiou - LIST


European Commission: The Digital Europe Programme and the Common European Language Data Space
by Philippe Gelin - European Commission


European Language Data Space: developing a market for language data and services and benefitting from a joint European effort
by Georg Rehm - DFKI and LDS Coordinator


Coffee Break


NLP For Low-Resource Languages
by Fred Philippy - Zortify


The humans in the machines. How do thousands of average people actively and consciously contribute to a more reliable and less biased AI.
by Alexandros Poulis - Dataforce - Transperfect


Panel Discussion: Language Data and Language Technologies in Luxembourg and for Luxembourgish
Moderated by Dimitra Anastasiou - LIST
Panelists: Gauthier Crommelinck - Ministry of the Economy | Fred Philippy - Zortify | Alexandros Poulis - Dataforce


Lunch break - provided on site


Large Language Model Bias dashboard
by Jordi Cabot - LIST


Training large scale decoders for multilingual machine translation
by Raheel Qader - Lingua Custodia


Coffee Break


Panel Discussion: Data for the Languages of Luxembourg. Which challenges do we face and how can we overcome these?
Moderated by Daniele Pagani - LIST
Panelists: Cédric Lothritz - LIST | Yves Maurer - Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg | Christopher Morse - Zenter fir d'Lëtzebuerger Sprooch | Alistair Plum - University of Luxembourg


Discussion and Closing remarks


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European Language Data Space (LDS) workshop in Luxembourg


Practical Infos

Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2024 | From 09:00am to 04:00pm

Location: LIST Belvaux | 41 rue du Brill L-4422 Belvaux | Luxembourg

Language: English

Pricing: Participation is free of charge, but registration is required since places are limited. The workshop is in physical mode only.

Deadline: Registration will end on Wednesday 18 June 2024.

Contact: Contact the local organizer, Dimitra Anastasiou, for further details


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