Eric Yu, secretary-general of Language Big Data Alliance (LBDA) and CEO of worldwide Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (GTCOM), spoke at LBDA’s 2017 annual conference in Guangzhou on April 8, in hindsight at LBDA’s progress in the past year and then into its future.
A worldwide organization with well-structured partnership
LBDA made much headway in every field it reached within the founding year of 2016.
According to Eric Yu, LBDA has been moving fast for the goal of just as one international organization from the time its inception, striving to produce itself better known and much more influential in the world. Its membership has covered some globally renowned universities including University of Vienna, University of Geneva, and Gazi University.
Now LBDA has 138 members and also the number is anticipated to maintain growing.
LBDA Europe is planned to be established later this season to promote resource-sharing, exchanges, and organization of international events among its member organizations worldwide.
An international platform for collaboration and resource-sharing
LBDA has run greater than 30 projects within the last year in these fields as speech recognition, machine translation, and analysis of big data, said Eric Yu. Over these projects, universities and businesses worked together on translation assignments involving a total of 50 million characters.
A particular project marked a milestone within the Chinese reputation translation: 750 translators from 58 universities – LBDA members – completed the translation of subtitles for 50,000-minute videos in only 7 days. More projects are on the way in which.
LBDA also seeks to facilitate the exchanges between its members and their counterparts abroad.
At FIT Congress 2017 being located in Brisbane, Australia in August this coming year, LBDA – a premier partner with the congress – will invite representatives from the world’s top research institutes to discuss the way forward for the translation industry.
In closing, Eric Yu unveiled the program for LBDA’s future development.
The season of 2017 will probably be focused on the “sharing and exchange of resources worldwide”. LBDA will build an online platform for its members to share with you and exchange resources collectively.
Moreover, the inaugural meeting of LBDA Europe will probably be held in Switzerland in September this season.
Europe’s leading universities and research institutes in these areas as journalism, psychology, neurology, medicine, language, and business could be the founding people in LBDA Europe, and joint labs on machine translation, speech recognition, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) is going to be established one of them. A host of key collaborative research findings may also be announced in the meeting.
LBDA Europe will certainly help foster collaborative innovation among Chinese joint labs and the leading universities and research institutes of other countries.
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