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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Conference Information

Full Title: META-FORUM
Location: Berlin, Germany
Start Date: 19-Sep-2013 - 20-Sep-2013
Contact: John Judge
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.meta-forum.eu
Meeting Description: META-FORUM 2013 -- Connecting Europe for New Horizons is an
international conference on powerful language technologies for the multilingual
information society, the data value chain and the information market place. The
two special themes of this year's edition of the conference are Big Data Text
Analytics and Multilingual Web Services for Multilingual Europe.

• Keynote lectures by Daniel Marcu (Chief Science Offi cer, SDL) and
Wolfgang Wahlster (CEO, German Research Center for Artifi cial Intelligence, DFKI)
• Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility (CEF): Current State of Play

Dynamic Discussions on:
• Technologies for the Multilingual Web
• MT for Professionals
• Services for Multilingual Europe
• Needs of Europe's Languages
• Connecting Towards New Horizons
• Quality Translation and Innovation
• New Stakeholders: GALA (Globalization and Localization Association); NPLD
(Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity); Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the
Charter of Regional and Minority Languages
• Towards a European Language Technology Platform
• Panel discussions
• Awards Ceremony: META Prize and META Seal of Recognition
• META Exhibition (industry and research exhibition – software demos and posters)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.3406

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