The NEC TM team will welcome the East and Central European National Points on the 23rd September in Zagreb. Talks by members of the NEC TM consortium will focus on disseminating the project’s goals and benefits of fully exploiting public administration-generated data. This will follow with country report presentations and findings, along with talks from other European Central Translation Memory Projects.
The European Commission’s aims to promote and foster digital economies has made data generated by the public sector increasingly relevant. The NEC TM consortium’s objective is to organise unexploited national bilingual assets generated by public administrations. These language assets can be put to use as open data and general data for machine learning.
What’s more, the NEC TM project aims at providing a national and European free translation memory server that member states can use to store and exploit translation memories produced as a result of public administration contracts. This will lower translation costs at a national level and across the EU.
The consortium is also working on market research, an EU-wide investigation to ascertain the expenditure of outsourced translations by public authorities in each member state. This research will help National Anchor Points understand the current size of public expenditure in translation, and how much could be saved by centralising data and adopting the fast-performing NEC TM database.
The current market research will be presented at the 1-day event in Zagreb, along with presentations on the technical aspects and functionality of the NEC TM translation memory server. The NEC TM dissemination day presents an exciting step towards further centralisation and efficient data sharing across the EU.
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