Despite some similarities, the LDS and ALT-EDIC also exhibit differences, which are summarised in the table below.
Language Data Space (LDS)
Alliance for Language Technologies European Digital Infrastructure Consortium (ALT-EDIC)
Main reference framework
Establishment of a legal entity
Procedure behind Initiative and Relative Timeline
European Commission-led initiative
Member States-led initiative
Management and Execution
European Commission and LDS consortium
French Ministries of Culture and Economy
19 January 2023
First quarter of 2024 (expected)
Three years – until January 2026.
No set end for this initiative.
6 Mio EUR for three years from the DIGITAL Work Programme 2021-2022.
In-kind and/or financial contributions from participating Member States.
On providing a market place of multilingual and multimodal language data.
On establishing an European ecosystem for Language Technologies.
Member States’ Participation
CELT: Member State and Countries Affiliated to the DIGITAL programme.
Member States and EEA countries.
Private Sector’s Participation
CELT+: European stakeholders from relevant industrial sectors, managing and handling language data.
An ‘Industrial Consortium’ will contribute to the strategy of the ALT-EDIC by participating in its Strategic Orientation Committee.