Saturday, February 8, 2014

Report from the Organic.Lingua Final Workshop

The Final Workshop of the Organic.Lingua project, titled Using multilingual technologies in web portals – Challenges & Promises”, took place on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 between 15.30-18.30 (CET) at the premises of  Città dell’Altra Economia (CAE) in Rome, Italy. It was co-organised by Agro-Know Technologies and University of Alcalá (UAH), both project partners of the Organic.Lingua project. The Agro-Know team was represented at the Workshop by Nikos MarianosGiannis was there on behalf of the UAH team while Andreas Drakos was also there, as the Workshop was collocated with the Herbal.Mednet 3rd project meeting, which Andreas attended. I did not manage to attend and I have to admit that I missed that but the trip would be too time consuming during a really busy period.
Photo taken by David Martin Moncunill
The Workshop was focused in the multilingual outcomes of the project and included the following presentations:
  1. Multilingual information services in the area of agricultural data : the use case of AGRIS (Keynote Speech): Fabrizio Celli (FAO)
  2. Applying language technologies in agricultural online services: The case of Organic.Edunet: Salvador Sanchez-Alonso  (UAH)
  3. Managing multilingual vocabularies and ontologies: Mauro Dragoni (FBK)
  4. A multilingual framework for transforming online services to truly multilingual: Giannis Stoitsis (UAH)
The workshop also included a networking session in the form of a round-table discussion, which provided the opportunity to the participants to discuss on potential opportunities arising from Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility.
Photo taken by David Martin Moncunill
The Workshop provided a nice opportunity to expose the outcomes of the Organic.Lingua project to a wider audience and also to explore the opportunities for making a step further in this direction, probably in the form of another proposal/project. The next milestone for the project is of course its end (28/2/2014) and the upcoming 3rd Review Meeting (30/4/2014). I am optimistic that all will go well and that we will manage to get another green card for this project ;-)

You can find more photos from the event here.


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