The Common European Language Data Space (LDS) aims at building a trustable, EU-compliant ecosystem for the exchange and monetisation of language resources in both public and private sectors, with an emphasis on the latter.
In this respect, the LDS takes the effort and outcomes of projects like, e.g., the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) and the European Language Grid (ELG) to the next level, transitioning from a mainly public administration-centered approach to a more business-oriented strategy for the collection of high-quality language data.
On the other hand, it presents many points of contact with initiatives currently under development like the ALT-EDIC, which will constitute a natural continuation of the LDS project once it has come to an end.
Learn more about the most relevant initiatives that have inspired the LDS and those that will continue and complement it in the future.
The ALT-EDIC, one of the European Digital Infrastructure Consortia (EDlCs) currently unter development, aims at preserving linguistic and cultural diversity in Europe and promoting technological excellence and leadership.
Current and past initiatives
The ELRC initiative focused on the collection and provision of language resources and aimed to improve the quality, performance and language coverage of eTranslation, the European Commission’s machine translation service.