European Commission joins the Open Data Movement

From: N. Miradon <nmiradon_at_YAHOO.FR>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 02:36:32 -0500

The European Commission (EC) has a large budget for research. Most of this
is spent on competitive grants to laboratories and universities.

The Commission also has its own in-house research facility - the "Joint
Research Centre". The EC Joint Research Centre and the EC Directorate
General for Translation have recently put their "Translation Memory for the
Acquis Communautaire" into the public domain [1].

This will be a useful resource for all types of cross-lingual research. It
comprises parallel texts in 22 European languages - 231 language pair
combinations, more than 1 billion words total - and it comes together with
supporting software. The conditions for use are generous.

So the European Commission is now a de-facto contributing member of the Open
Data Movement [2].

N Miradon

Received on Wed Jan 23 2008 - 11:29:28 GMT

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