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Full Title: The Portuguese Language in the Digital Age
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Start Date: 15-Nov-2012 - 15-Nov-2012
Contact: António Branco
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Meeting Description: Workshop
The Portuguese Language in the Digital Age

November 15, 2012
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Room 2

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Participation in the workshop is open to everyone interested and gratis. Since attendance is limited to the number of seats available, your participation has to be secured by registering here:


With new and increasingly more powerful technologies, we are communicating with more people, more often and more easily. Critically, these new technologies are not only providing extended carriers for the exchange of linguistic information: they are inducing a deep technological shock in the way languages can be used.

In sharp rupture with the past, we will be using new technological solutions to communicate instantly in our mother language with people speaking a different language, and accessing information encoded in other languages that we do not speak. And we will be using natural language to interact with all sorts of artificial devices and services in the rapidly unfolding information society.

What are the new conditions of usage for natural languages? How will they thrive and which will lose relevance, or eventually get extinct, in the globalized world?

And in particular: What are the specific challenges for the Portuguese language? What strategic responses can be devised?

Seeking views, answers and strategies that help to answer these questions is the central goal of this workshop.


This is an event in the International Series of Workshops on 'New Technologies and the Future of Languages':

It is organized by the European project METANET4U:

This is a project in the European Network of Excellence META-NET:
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Portuguese
LL Issue: 23.4513

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