Bridging the gap between data science and business: An evening of exciting talks from Data Science Industry leaders and experts.
Taxonomy Boot Camp is the only conference dedicated to exploring the successes, challenges, methodologies and products for taxonomies. Participants share experiences, knowledge and work with taxonomies, ontologies, folksonomies, tagging mechanisms and other techniques for organizing information at this one-of-a-kind boutique learning and networking event.
Taxonomies are powerful tools used by a wide range of professionals, from marketers to data scientists, for solving diverse problems from navigation to product information management. This year’s Taxonomy Boot Camp is about highlighting taxonomy's many faces and sharing practical solutions in different real-world environments.
- On the web team? Learn how taxonomies can help improve the user experience and dynamically publish web content.
- Work in retail? Find out more about managing product information and creating good e-commerce experiences.
- Fascinated by everything? Wade in and get immersed — from enterprise taxonomies to ontologies, taxonomy tools, auto-classification, and everything in between.
The Smart Data Conference is designed to accommodate all levels of technical understanding, from novice through expert. It will bring together emerging disciplines that are focused on more intelligent information gathering and analysis, including:
Natural Language Processing
Image and Object Recognition
GALA Language of Business conferences bring together industry leaders. In GALA's open, collaborative environment, they drive innovation through open-minded discussions about the opportunities and challenges facing the language industry. Growth is fostered for individuals and for the industry as a whole.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam, at the conference.
Shaping the future of multilingual Europe
Top government officials, business leaders, technology developers, and language researchers will gather in Riga from April 27-29 to forge a unified vision for the multilingual digital single market.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam, and Gudrun Magnusdottir, ESTeam CSO, at the event
The EPO Patent Information Conference 2014 will take place in Warsaw, Poland from 4 to 6 November 2014. It will be the meeting place this autumn for anyone who deals with patent data in their work.
This year’s programme picks up on some of the topics highlighted by speakers at last year's conference and examines them in more detail. Patent analysis, patent visualisation and the role of patent information in the strategy decision-making process have pride of place in the programme. The conference will also look at patent ownership and how to track down who owns patents; it will spotlight legal status data from Asia and take a look at future trends in patent searching.The programme will include a broad range of break-out sessions, training courses and discussion rounds. The exhibition is the leading one of its kind, where all the major patent information providers will be showcasing their latest products and services.
Meet Gudrun Magnusdottir, ESTeam CSO, at the event.
With more and more Europeans travelling and living in another EU country, demand for cross-border services is on the increase. A significant effort has been already made by the European Commission and member states to make communication between EU countries easier. Numerous projects and initiatives have proved that it is possible, but there is still a long way ahead. Interoperable solutions have been implemented for cross-border services in many areas: e-Health, e-Justice, e-Procurement, business setup. To unlock the full potential of the European Single Market, generic solutions are needed to enable electronic transactions in new areas. The aim of the event will be to present the progress made so far towards this ambitious goal.
Meet Jochen Hummel, ESTeam CEO, and Gudrun Magnusdottir, ESTeam CSO, at the event.
LT-Accelerate is a conference designed to help businesses, researchers and public administrations discover business value via Language Technology.
A joint production of LT-Innovate — the Forum for Europe's language technology industry — and U.S. consultancy Alta Plana Corporation, headed by industry analyst Seth Grimes, LT-Accelerate is about:
- Business insight in social, online, and enterprise data sources, discovered via…
- Big data analytics: Natural language processing, text & speech analytics, social intelligence, and semantic technologies, applied for…
- Essential business functions: Customer service and support, market research, social listening and engagement, policy & politics, and more, at…
- Modern, social, data-informed organisations.
Meet Jochen Hummel and Michael Wetzel at the event.
Listen to Michael's presentation on Knowledge Across Languages Friday morning, 5 December.
The tekom annual conference together with the tcworld conference and tekom fair is the largest global event and market place for technical communication.
Conference attendees are employed at industrial, software and service companies with their (current) focus on Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. An ever growing number of visitors from other European countries and overseas add to the flair of the event. The event is enriched by a large number of students from different countries making first contact with their future profession. A great plus is that, in addition to time attending presentations, adequate time for networking and exhibition visits is available. The entire array of subject topics is offered, providing opportunities for experts in all fields to reach their audience.
Meet Jochen Hummel, ESTeam CEO, and Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager at the event – they present recent developments at the booth of Coreon, an ESTeam spin-off.
The ICT Proposers' day 2014 will be held in Florence. It focuses on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2015:
- Information sessions on how to prepare and submit a proposal
- Topic information stands where European Commission officials provide up-to-date information on the research and innovation topics of the Work Programme 2015 and the content of the calls for proposals
- A European Commission ICT information desk to supply information on relevant topics, along with other information stands
- Networking sessions organised according to the Pillars and Topics of the Work Programme 2015 where potential proposers present their project ideas
- Booths, organised per villages, which serve as meeting points for people interested in the same research topics
- Ample space for informal networking and bilateral pre-arranged meetings between participants
Meet Jochen Hummel, ESTeam CEO and Gudrun Magnusdottir, ESTeam CSO, at the event.
The 11th International Conference on Terminology and Knowledge Engineering focuses this year on Ontology, Terminology and Text Mining. TKE 2014 will also cover applications, ongoing and planned activities, industrial uses and needs, as well as requirements coming from the new e-society. The Scientific Programme will include invited talks and oral presentations.
This year in Berlin, TKE 2014 is hosted by ESTeam's partner company Coreon.
Meet Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager at ESTeam at the event.
LREC has become the major event on Language Resources (LRs) and Evaluation for Human Language Technologies (HLT). The aim of LREC is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, explore new R&D directions and emerging trends, exchange information regarding LRs and their applications, evaluation methodologies and tools, ongoing and planned activities, industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from the e-society, both with respect to policy issues and to technological and organisational ones.
SEMIC 2014 brings together both the experts driving the practice of semantic technologies and those who have first-hand experience of implementing these standards in cross-border e-Government applications. SEMIC is the chance to learn more about semantic technologies, to be inspired by real-life case studies and share own experiences.
The EDF is the annual meeting-point for data practitioners from industry, research, the public-sector and community initiatives, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the emerging Data Economy in Europe.
ESTeam is pleased to host a panel at this year's EDF on the topic: Collaborating on Interoperability to Achieve a Single Market
Join us on 19th March at 16:50.
You will meet Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam, and Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO of ESTeam, in Athens.
An event to plan proposal submissions under the Horizon 2020 funding programme for research & innovation, to test ideas, network with others, share ideas and experiences and possibly find partners for future joint proposals.
This is an opportunity to meet Commission staff and obtain immediate feedback on ideas for proposals.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam, and Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO of ESTeam, in Luxembourg.
The bi-annual conference takes place this time in Mannheim. The focus topics of the conference hover around Rights, ROI, and Resources:
- Copyright on terminologies
- Economic efficiency of terminology work
- Identifying key performance indicators and ROI
- Ressources for terminology research
- Terminology management and knowledge structures
- Corpus-based terminology work
Meet Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager at ESTeam, in Mannheim
How to Improve Quality in Terminology Resources
Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager at ESTeam, discusses quality improvement approaches at this workshop in Lille. For many years we are now collecting terminology resources and storing them in database systems. Now, the terminology world sees large repositories, often covering many languages. But, with the data growth we also often recognise that the quality fails to keep up. Termbase maintainers have difficulties to control the content, are faced with inconsistencies, redundancies and varying quality. Users hesitate to rely on them when writing or translating texts, the acceptance is lost.
Recent developments make it now possible to automatically measure, improve and guarantee an enduring high quality of such resources. Further, by introducing taxonomical methods users add structure and regain control over large collections of terms. Thus the resource remains always valuable and reliable.
The Conference aims to evaluate current e-Government policy, governance, management and implementation standards, and to discuss the roadmap for the development of a sustainable European e-Government framework, enabling the global competitiveness of the European Union, within the new financial framework for 2014-2020.
ESTeam is pleased to speak at this conference.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO, and Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO, in Vilnius
The event for patent information professionals – on the programme for this year:
- Discussions on the unitary patent from an information perspective, the new federated patent register for Europe, and the importance of understanding database coverage in legal status searching
- Best practice presentations on legal status searching using legal status data for patent analysis and competitor watch
- Special focus on retrieving data from Italy
- presentations by leading patent searchers from industry on legal status data and its use in decision-making processes
Meet Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO of ESTeam, at the event.
Gudrun is chairing the session on Indexing and comparing patent information, across languages and classifications. Join her on Wednesday, 23rd at 12:30.
More than 4000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, young people and politicians are expected in Vilnius. The event will focus on Horizon 2020 – the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam, and Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO of ESTeam at the event.
The META-FORUM 2013 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.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam and Chairman of LT-Innovate, and Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO of ESTeam, at the event.
The tekom annual conference together with the tcworld and tekom fair is the largest global event and market place for technical communication.
Conference attendees are employees from industrial, software and service companies with their (current) focus on Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. An ever growing number of visitors from other European countries and overseas add to the flair of the event.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam and Chairman of LT-Innovate as well as Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager of ESTeam, at the LT-Innovate booth (booth 442).
Jochen also speaks in the "LT-Innovate" track: Knowledge Meets Language. Do more with your terminology resources., scheduled for Wednesday, 6th November from 8:45-9:30 in room 2C.
Michael also speaks in the "CHAT2013" track: Enhancing the quality of terminological resources: the LISE tools and platform, scheduled for Thursday, 7th November from 17:15-18:00 in room 6.2.
I-KNOW is a top-tier international conference in the areas of knowledge management and knowledge computing. Since 2001, i-KNOW has developed into the crystallization point for different disciplines of knowledge computing, such as knowledge discovery, knowledge analysis, knowledge visualization, social computing, mobile computing, context-aware computing.
We are pleased that our presentation Language meets Knowledge – How to Achieve Cross-border Interoperability has been accepted. We are looking forward to actively contribute to i-KNOW 2013. The presentation is part of the i-praxis track. It is scheduled for Wednesday, 4th September at 12 noon in room 12B, "KT Applications in Industry".
Meet Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager at ESTeam, in Graz.
The European Data Forum (EDF) 2013 took place from April 9-10, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. EDF is the annual meeting-point for data practitioners from industry, research, the public-sector and the community, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the emerging Big Data Economy in Europe. Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO of ESTeam, had the pleasure to moderate the Language Technology Panel.
Language technologies are inevitable for adding value to Big Data. They are needed for extracting information and knowledge from textual documents and social media, and for making them accessible across language borders. But they are also required for searching, linking and documenting non linguistic, e.g. numerical or multi media data, through effective metadata. And they are the core of intuitive semantic interfaces to the human consumer of the end products, e.g., through question answering, report generation and summarization. The proposed joint panel by META-NET, LT Innovate and Multilingual Web is a call for action: to further explore the impact of language technologies on big data and to develop a plan – for leveraging big data to big knowledge.
The Semantic Interoperability Conference 2013 – SEMIC 2013 is going to bring together both the experts driving the practice of semantics and linked data technologies and those who have firsthand experience of implementing these standards in cross-border e-Government applications.
Meet Jochen Hummel CEO of ESTeam and Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO of ESTeam at the event. They will be speaking at 14:20: Applying semantics and language technology in TMClass to harmonise trademark registrations
ETUG – European TRADOS User Group – Conference is a forum for corporate SDL users allowing them to meet other users, exchange their experiences with the SDL tools and get to know other users’ translation workflows and solutions.
Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager at ESTeam and Managing Director of Coreon GmbH, an ESTeam spin off, will be presenting Coreon and how it helps to unleash the knowledge in terminological resources.
The 19th LSP Symposium will be be held from 8-10 July 2013 at the Centre for Translation Studies of the University of Vienna.
ESTeam and LISE project partners will present LISE and speak on terminology workflows, cooperation in terminology work, elevating the quality of terminology resources, legal and legislative taxonomy management and the cooperation of LISE with IATE.
Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager at ESTeam, will present the technology behind LISE.
The EU’s multilingual nature can be an asset for European companies, giving them the tools they need to harness multilingualism as a means of accessing multicultural global markets and gaining a competitive advantage over their US counterparts, heard participants in this Policy Dialogue, jointly organised by the EPC and the European Academy of Yuste Foundation, and with the kind support of Poliglotti4.eu project.
Jochen Hummel, Chairman of LT Innovate and CEO of ESTeam is quoted in this report, saying that while "… capital could flow freely between EU countries, the same could not be said of information, citing as an example the difficulties of cross-border e-government." And " …it’s not necessarily a translation problem. It’s a problem of processing multilingual information. The control of information and content has changed, shifting from companies to users and from governments to citizens"
Brussels will again be the meeting point for the Language Technology Industry to network, discuss needs, strategies, innovation opportunities and business trends.
The LT-Innovate Summit will bring together Language Technology vendors (speech, translation and intelligent content technologies) and other stakeholders (investors, buyers, integrators, researchers, policy makers).
Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam and Chairman of LT-Innovate welcomes you at the event.
The European Data Forum is the annual meeting-point for data practitioners from industry, research, the public-sector and the community, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the emerging Big Data Economy in Europe.
Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO of ESTeam, is moderating a panel discussion on language technology: Unlocking the Data Treasure Chest.
Language technologies are inevitable for adding value to Big Data. They are needed for extracting information and knowledge from textual documents and social media, and for making them accessible across language borders. But they are also required for searching, linking and documenting non linguistic, e.g. numerical or multi media data, through effective metadata. And they are the core of intuitive semantic interfaces to the human consumer of the end products, e.g., through question answering, report generation and summarization.
Join Gudrun and a round of experts on 10th of April.
The tekom spring conference is an event which focuses on German speaking regions of Europe. This year’s focus is on Mobile Documentation.
Meet Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager, at the event
The Semantic Technology & Business Conference (SemTechBiz) brings
together today’s industry thought leaders and practitioners to explore
the challenges and opportunities jointly impacting both corporate
business leaders and technologists.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO and Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO at the event.
Listen to Jochen and Gudrun on Monday, June 3: Language meets Knowledge – how to achieve cross-border interoperability.
Last Monday, 4th February, all LISE partners were on their way to Benelux.
The first event took place in Luxembourg: a joint workshop with IATE users from several European institutions (CdT, Court of Auditors, Parliament). Representatives from all LISE work packages teamed up with members from the IATE group to play with, evaluate and discuss LISE technology. ESTeam Tools – the technology in LISE – are now customized and enabled to process IATE data – with more than 11 million terms probably the largest European terminology collection. It turned out that particularly ESTeam Cleanup plays an indispensable role when assuring high quality terminology resources. High quality language resources – crucial in legal practices (LISE’s focus) as well as in the finance, insurance or health care business(es). One participant commented: “automatically spotting errors, misspellings, doublettes, wrong classification attributes … – this is a terminologist’s dream”.
We then all continued to Ghent to meet in the premises of LISE partner CrossLang. The official LISE EMB / TMB meetings carried on throughout Wednesday afternoon. Joeri van de Walle from CrossLang presented us with preliminary results from the IATE workshop, confirming the encouraging feedback from the day before. The final evaluation reports will contain qualitative (via a survey) as well as quantitative figures (via statistical capabilities in the ESTeam Tools). An additional workshop is already planned to take place in Brussels.
On Thursday we had the LISE Advisory Group meeting. Advisors from EMF, Swiss Federal Chancellery, and Infoterm assessed LISE, its technological and economic potential. Since the workshops have already confirmed the users’ needs and the value of the technology, we are now ready to focus on how to exploit and market the LISE value proposition. And, indeed, we are embracing several brilliant suggestions from the advisors on how to proceed.
Network Meeting and General Assembly. Current State of Play and Next Steps
The highlights are:
Introducing the META-NET Strategic Research Agenda for Multilingual Europe 2020
Official launch of META-SHARE
Taking stock and wrapping up: three years of META-NET
Discussion: next steps and future plans
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO at ESTeam and Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO at ESTeam at the event.
Sprachtechnologie heute und morgen: Perspektiven und Strategien
Organised by META-NET, the DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), and GSCL(German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology).
Attend a presentation by Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager at ESTeam about "Language Resources, Machine Translation and Interoperability"
Meet also Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO at ESTeam.
Two entire days on trademarks: keynote speeches, plenary sessions and workshops. General survey of trademark protection and
anti-counterfeiting: strategies, case studies, best practices and ongoing reforms, all IP practitioners need to know. The key topics are:
- Creative brand strategies for max. value & fame
- Important EU reforms under OHIM leadership
- The advanced fight against counterfeiting
- Brands caught in the claws of social media
- Trademarks v. unfair competition dilemma
Two days of intensive patent debates, with keynotes, plenary sessions and workshops (9 streams). A comprehensive blend of key patent reforms. The key topics are:
- New patent systems & rules harmonization
- Future of IP litigation and ‘Patent Wars’
- Antitrust v. intellectual property cleavage
- Greatest IP deals: behind the scenes
- Patent strategies in emerging countries
- Practical sessions: tying IP to profitability
Learn about the latest developments in patent information from the EPO.
This year, at the invitation of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Patent Information Conference will take place at the Grand Elysée hotel in Hamburg, Germany.
Packed with innovative panels, case studies and real-world perspectives, SemTechBiz offers one tutorial day and two comprehensive full days of fresh insight and immersive learning from global experts in technology, financial services, healthcare, publishing, search, mobile and enterprise data. An exhibit hall will also showcase the latest tools and solutions across the Semantic and Big Data landscape. Attendees come to SemTechBiz for the practical advice, hands-on guidance and meaningful takeaways that our business luminaries and subject matter veterans bring to the table.
The London Semantic Technology & Business Conference (SemTechBiz) brings together today’s industry thought leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges and opportunities jointly impacting both corporate business leaders and technologists.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam, at the event.
On 19 June 2012, over 160 key players of the Language Technology (LT) industry met in Brussels for the first LT-Innovate Summit. The event showcased new technologies in LT, fostered investment opportunities, but most importantly, it successfully conveyed the message that Language Technologies are the missing piece in the puzzle of the EU’s strategy for the Digital Single Market.
Philippe Wacker, Secretary General of LT-Innovate (http://www.lt-innovate.eu), stated: “A multilingual infrastructure is as important for Europe as a broadband infrastructure! Making content produced in any language available to 500 million Europeans is the real opportunity in the decade ahead.”
Jochen Hummel, LT-Innovate Chairman and CEO of ESTeam: “The language infrastructure is an important piece of enabling technology that the EU should procure as soon as possible. It would be a major booster for the European content economy with positive spill-over effects for almost every segment of the economy and society at large.”
New frontiers in the constructive symbiosis of terminology and knowledge engineering
TKE 2012 will be the 10th edition of this conference that started out under the auspices of Infoterm in 1987, and since 1990 has been supported by Infoterm and TermNet. In the course of the years TKE has developed towards wider fields in knowledge transfer for special language communication in a multilingual global society. In this context, interdisciplinary research emphasizing the intersection of different disciplines dealing with terminological aspects and knowledge engineering resources online is welcome. This conference will mainly focus on those theoretical, methodological and practical aspects that show the symbiosis of terminology and knowledge engineering by highlighting the recent advances in these related fields.
Meet Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager, at the event.
The LT-Innovate Summit will bring together all major players involved in Language Technology (LT) such as policy makers, vendors and corporates, experts and investors, enhancing the visibility of the fragmented European LT landscape and establishing LT as a key enabling technology for Europe.
Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam and Chairman of LT-Innovate, will be moderating the event. Meet also Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO of ESTeam, at the event.
META-FORUM is an international conference on powerful technologies for the multilingual European information society. Highlights:
- Sessions about Europe and its Languages, European Language Technology Industries and Innovation, Language Technologies for Europe 2020, LT Fireworks
- Plans for LT Research and Innovation on the European Level and in Member States and Regions
- META-SHARE: An Open Resource Exchange Facility
- The META Technology Council presents a Strategic Research Agenda for Multilingual Europe
- META Prize and Seal of Recognition Award Ceremony
- The META-NET White Paper Series
- Invited Keynote Lecture by a representative from Google
- META Exhibition (industry and research project exhibition with booths, software demos and posters)
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam, and Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO of ESTeam, at the forum.
Explore semantic technologies for improved interoperability and e-Government services.
The Semantic Interoperability Conference 2012 – SEMIC 2012 – offers a unique opportunity to explore and discuss how semantic interoperability solutions are being embraced by e-Government initiatives. The conference combines plenary sessions and interactive panels in an inspiring networking atmosphere. e-Government and semantics experts will present their case studies and real-life examples and experiences with semantic technologies.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEOof ESTeam, and Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO of ESTeam, at the event.
Berlin Buzzwords 2012 is a conference for developers and users of open source software projects, focussing on the issues of scalable search, data-analysis in the cloud and NoSQL-databases. Berlin Buzzwords presents more than 30 talks and presentations of international speakers specific to the three tags "search", "store" and "scale".
Meet Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager, at the event.
Berlin, Töreboda, May 2012 – The European Commission, Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion DG, has signed a 2-year framework contract with ESTeam AB. In order to develop, manage and disseminate the ESCO classification (European skills/competences, qualifications, and occupations), the European Commission requires external expertise to support the development, enhancement, assessment and management of the ESCO taxonomy and other taxonomies.
ESCO’s objective is to develop a multilingual, structured, easy-to-use terminology to describe the most relevant skills, competences and qualifications needed for several thousand occupations. This brings benefits to both jobseekers and employers. For example, it could be used to help jobseekers better describe their skill sets, or to develop new training initiatives adapted to the needs of the labour market and improved career guidance services.
ESTeam is providing expertise on taxonomies, semantic technologies as well as controlled vocabularies and terminological resources.
EURES Portal (basis of the ESCO classification)
Berlin, Töreboda May 2012 – OHIM, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs), based in Alicante, Spain, has signed a 4-Year framework contract with ESTeam AB. In a continuous effort to improve business processes, OHIM requires and implements high-quality and value-adding services with regard to the usage of domain language in legal decision support scenarios.
With many years of experience in intellectual property matters, ESTeam is delivering linguistic consultancy and development services, such as linguistic text mining and database cleaning, textual information retrieval, multilingual terminology management, resource providing and decision support analysis, tools and systems to OHIM.
The Digital Agenda for Europe is the European Union’s roadmap for bringing the benefits of a digital society and economy to Europe’s citizens. But it can only deliver if all stakeholders are involved in assessing problems and identifying solutions. The Assembly consists of an online engagement space launched ahead of the event, 8 workshops on key Digital Agenda topics and a plenary session to report feedback on previous discussions and hold debates on the way forward.
The hashtag of the assembly is #da12.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam, at the event.
The largest conference for the Apache Lucene/Solr open source search community! Now in its third year – and its fifth conference, the event is hosted by Lucid Imagination, the commercial entity exclusively dedicated to Apache Lucene/Solr enterprise search.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO at the event.
More than 9,000 intellectual property professionals will convene in Washington, D.C. for INTA’s 2012 Annual Meeting – the premier trademark event for networking, continuing legal education, and committee and client meetings. This year’s Annual Meeting will feature valuable skill-building workshops, industry breakouts,interactive table topics, and trademark law sessions focused on international topics; as well as an exhibition hall boasting nearly 100 exhibitors debuting new products and services to help protect your brand.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO and Gudrun Magnusdóttir, CSO at the event.
The bi-annual German speaking event is organized by Deutsche Terminologie-Tag e.V. (DTT). The main topics this year cover the following:
- Managing terminology in companies
- Processes around terminology work
- Terminology circles
- Cooperative terminology work
- Web based terminology databases
- Terminology extraction
- Controlling terminology
- New approaches in terminology management technologies
Meet Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager, at the event in Heidelberg.
The eighth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) takes place in Istanbul. The aim of LREC is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, explore new R&D directions and emerging trends, exchange information regarding LRs and their applications, evaluation methodologies and tools, ongoing and planned activities, industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from the e-society, both with respect to policy issues and to technological and organisational ones.
ESTeam is pleased that its joined paper "Putting together apples and oranges: the LISE tools suite for collaborative terminology work" together with EURAC, Bolzano and the University of Vienna, Vienna has been accepted for the colabTKR workshop, Collaboration in Terminology and Knowledge Representation, scheduled for Tuesday, 22nd May.
Meet Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager, at the conference.
In a support action the EU is funding the creation of a forum for language technologies (LT) companies. The Language Technology Innovation Forum had its constituting meeting on Jan 27 in Brussels. The forum aims to have hundred members by June this year. On June 20 it will have, adjacent to the META meeting in Brussels, its first General Assembly featuring the award session for the LT biz contest.
The forum is supposed to be driven by industry focusing on SMEs and their needs. Therefore the forum has created an Industrial Advisory Board and a Steering Committee. Initiatives shall be driven through Special Interest Groups. Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam, has been elected chairman of the Steering Committee. He is heading the SIG for eGovernment aiming to position LT in the Semantic Layer of the EU’s Interoperability Model. He will also work closely with the forum on developing an Innovation Agenda for the LT industry.
ESTeam was pleased to host the LISE EMB/TMB meetings in its offices in Berlin. On 2nd and 3rd February LISE consortium members from University Vienna, EURAC, the European Union, crosslang, and ESTeam met to review the first 12 months of the project and to plan the next steps and deliverables.
Project coordinator Tanja Wissik started with a status assessment. We particularly tried to identify items that require clarification before the first official project review meeting end of March with the EU project officer. We then listed and discussed upcoming marketing and dissemination activities, concretely the attendance of LISE partners at the IRIS 2012 conference end of February in Salzburg, the LREC in Istanbul and the TKE in Madrid. The last session of the first day was dedicated to the LISE business plan, where I’ve reported on ESTeam’s in-depth research on the terminology market landscape and how LISE could see commercial success.
On the second day Elena Chiocchetti from EURAC reported on their user research progress and about the outcome of interviews with terminology managers in administrations – the survey is still running and also available online. Then we’ve dedicated a lot of time to demonstrate the already fully functional LISE collaboration portal, developed by ESTeam. It was very encouraging to see that the user needs as identified by EURAC matches very well with what has been implemented in the portal. A fascinating project!
The International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS) will take place at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg from 23-25 February 2012. Already being in its 14th year, IRIS has been established as the largest and most important academic conference on computers and law in Austria and Central Europe. The leading topic of IRIS2012 is: Transformation of Legal Languages
ESTeam is pleased that its paper had been accepted. Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager will talk about: "LISE Web Service: An Online Collaboration Portal to Facilitate Legal Language Harmonization"
ESTeam attended the 6th European Ministerial eGovernment Conference, entitled "Borderless eGovernment Services for Europeans" on 17 – 18 November 2011 in the City of Poznań organized by the Polish Presidency of the European Union and the European Commission. The conference, a major event during the Polish Presidency, attracted approximately 900 stakeholders from around the world: ministers from EU member states, officials from national, regional and local administrations, industry representatives, civil society and experts.
The conference focused on three main aspects of eGovernance:
- Policy issues
- Interoperability strategies
- People’s concerns for issues like the impact of eGovernment services, inclusiveness, public value, user empowerment and quality assurance.
Large scale projects such as Peppol were presented and they are due to end in less than one year from now. Regrettably only very few governments are implementing these projects into their infrastructure. The European Commission needs to take a greater responsibility for eGovernment projects that they fund and be the first to put them to use. The needs of the Commission must be considered in these projects since this is the only way that cross border operability will be achieved. The need for cross border services should be implemented by the owner of the problem, namely the organization that crosses EU borders.
Not a lot has happened since the Malmö conference during the last two years. We believe this is due to governments being reluctant to change but rather keep their own operational structure and cost. Furthermore it is apparent that implemented local solutions remain a functional island, missing the potential to be exploited further in other regions – not to mention even other countries. Interoperability and cross border services are fashionable terms in eGovernment but without more actual substance than the plain understanding that the problem is actually there. We are still far away from what to do about the problem.
It is noteworthy that no presented project was close to the scale of Euroclass. Euroclass supports SMEs across Europe to register a trademark in one single step in all EU languages and in any country in a pan European collaborative effort. In such areas progress rather looks slow, while every single step forward is extremely important, since it facilitates the communication between citizens and government as well as having the task to effectively cut the cost and improve the structure of government operations.
Words such as standardization and interoperability are frequently used. Question is how do you standardize in a world with such varied legal and parliamentary systems? Here you must decide to disagree and remember that the insight and knowledge about of where you disagree is also a result of harmonization and interoperability.
ESTeam met many fantastic people from all over Europe with great ideas. The human potential is clearly there for realizing solutions to change old fashioned management and communication methods in European governments.
Online Information is the largest event dedicated to the information industry, providing an annual meeting place for the global information and information management profession.
Meet Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager, at the event.
The Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) has had its 20th anniversary this year in Glasgow. Over the years, CIKM developed into a prime meeting venue for all scientists interested in information technologies, from both academia and industry. This year, the conference accepted 137 of the 917 paper submissions it received (a 15% acceptance rate), and established its position as one of the largest and most selective conferences in the field.
In addition to all the academic papers, the Thursday industry session was particularly interesting. Stephen Robertson, one of the key personalities of information retrieval, started the session with an acknowledgement of the needs of professional search, in contrast to the vast majority of research done on web search. He argued that instead of viewing professional search as a specific case, it is the web search that is in fact the exception to the rule. Only in web search do we have a practically unlimited data source, where recall is rendered useless and precision rules. He mentioned legal, prior-art and healthcare search as the prototypical professional search scenarios, which require further attention from the information retrieval community. There were also other interesting talks, in particular that of Khalid Al-Kofahi (Thomson Reuters) describing a new search system for legal search applied to civil law jurisdictions.
Together with the main conference, a total of 15 workshops were organized, to cater to all the different aspects of information sources and uses. Among them, the Patent Information Retrieval (PaIR) workshop (4th edition) was organized by Mihai Lupu, member of ESTeam. PaIR 2011 was equally attended by both industry and academic participants. Among them, we counted Google, Springer and CambridgeIP.
The conference was not all about work and also invited the attendees to a series of social events, starting the night before the conference, with a whiskey distillery tour. It continued on Monday with a welcome reception, on Tuesday with a Civic Reception hosted by the Mayor of the city, and finally a conference banquet on Wednesday, in the stunningly-restored Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
The Polish Presidency of the European Union (Ministry of the Interior and Administration) and the European Commission are organising in close co-operation the sixth Ministerial eGovernment Conference, entitled "Borderless eGovernment Services for Europeans", on 17 – 18 November 2011 in the City of Poznań.
The conference, a major event during the Polish Presidency, will attract approximately 900 stakeholders from around the world: ministers from EU Member States, officials from national, regional and local administrations, industry representatives, civil society and experts.
In the area of eGovernment, the Polish Government together with the European Commission are hosting the 6th European Ministerial eGovernment Conference and Exhibition "Borderless eGovernment Services for Europeans" in Poznan, 17th -18th November, 2011. This event will be one of the largest and biggest EU events in Poland during the six month period of Polish Presidency, with approximately 800 delegates.
The Pre-Conference is intended to show the results of important European eGovernment research in generating and implementing e-visions and e-solutions, as well as the possibilities to build new strategies upon current results.
Meet Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO and Jochen Hummel, CEO at the conference.
ESTeam was pleased to host the EU PLuTO meeting in the very picturesque town of Chania in Crete. On 29th and 30th September PLuTO consortium members from Dublin City University, CrossLang, and ESTeam met to review the first 18 months of the project and to plan the next steps and deliverables.
We kicked off with a review from the PLuTO project coordinator John Tinsley. He particularly demoed a plug-in that makes patent translations available in web browsers upon a simple mouse-click. Joeri van de Walle from CrossLang then illustrated interesting facts about the quality of the machine translation results: the focus on the patent domain guarantees that PLuTO creates better results than other translation systems. Lambros Kranias from ESTeam proudly presented his research on the encouragingly high number of TM subsegment recycling rate. My presentation on potential strategies on commercialization and productization concluded the first day.
On the second day we’ve split into smaller groups and had several productive workshops spread all across the sunny conference site.
European Master’s in Translation (EMT) is a partnership project between the European Commission and higher-education institutions offering master’s level translation programmes.
This conference will shine a light on various aspects of the future of translation as a profession, such as the influence of the latest IT developments on the profession, the future landscape of languages in the world and economic prospects on the language market.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam, at the event.
Europe‘s leading event for professional IP management.
The international trade fair of the IP Service World is an absolute must for all IP professionals and decision makers. You will learn about effective ways of organizing IP management, raising efﬁciency and reducing costs – without downsizing your IP protection.
Meet Jochen Hummel, CEO of ESTeam, at the event.
JEC 2011 brings together translators, users, academic and industrial MT researchers and developers to discuss issues that are most important in real world industrial settings and applications involving MT, but currently under-represented in research circles.
Meet Gudrun Magnusdóttir, founder of ESTeam, at the event.