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The META-NET Strategic Research Agenda and Linked Open Data

The META-NET Strategic Research Agenda and Linked Open Data

This video was recorded at W3C Workshop: The Multilingual Web − Linked Open Data and MultilingualWeb-LT Requirements, Dublin 2012. META-NET (http://www.meta-net.eu) develops a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for the European Language Technology research community. The preparation process of the SRA has received input from more than 130 persons involved language technology and adjacent areas and communities such as the Semantic Web. The overall goal is to provide input to the currently ongoing, long-term research strategy planning in order best to realise and to support the multilingual European information society. In the long and complex process towards developing the SRA three priority research themes emerged: (1) Translation Cloud; (2) Social Intelligence and e-Participation; (3) Socially Aware Interactive Assistants. The SRA is already in a mature state and will be finalised within the next months. The MultilingualWeb workshop in Dublin is a great opportunity to discuss the role of linked open data (LOD) in the SRA in general and in the priority themes specifically. For example, using LOD to generate cross-lingual references between named entities as a part of the translation cloud, or exploiting publicly available government data to foster e-participation across Europe. The goal of this presentation is to foster a discussion on what the role of LOD in the SRA priority themes can and should be, and how the areas of multilinguality and open data can should work together in developing further long-term research goals. The transcript of the Q&A session "Building Bridges" is available here.

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