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A Network of Excellence forging the
Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance


META-FORUM 2016 is an international conference on powerful and innovative language technologies for the multilingual information society, the data value chain and the information market place.


  • Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility (CEF): an update from the European Commission
  • Strategic Agenda for the Multilingual Digital Single Market: Update
  • Multilingual Technologies for the Digital Single Market
  • BDVA and Language Technologies: bridges and opportunities
  • Dedicated research sessions on Machine Translation and other topics
  • European Language Technology platforms and infrastructures, including META-SHARE, CLARIN and CEF.AT (discussion panel)
  • The European language communities: recent developments (discussion panel)
  • Interoperability of quality (discussion panel)
  • European funding agencies and Language Technologies (discussion panel)
  • European Language Technology projects
  • Poster sessions
  • Invited keynotes: Ryan McDonald (Google) and N.N. (to be announced shortly)


Previous events of the series include META-FORUM 2015, META-FORUM 2013, META-FORUM 2012, META-FORUM 2011 and META-FORUM 2010. The first funded phase of META-NET was successfully completed in 2013 through the EU-funded projects T4ME, CESAR, METANET4U and META-NORD. The second phase of the META-NET initiative started in 2015, initially funded through the EU-project CRACKER (2015-2017).

Downloads (PDF):

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Multilingual Digital Single Market (Version 0.9, July 2016)

Joint NPLD-EFNIL Position paper on Language and Technology (July 2016)

MT Survey Report by the Common Sense Advisory

Riga Summit Declaration of Common Interests

META-FORUM 2016 Programme booklet

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