Eric Yu, secretary-general of Language Big Data Alliance (LBDA) and CEO of Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (GTCOM), spoke at LBDA’s 2017 annual conference in Guangzhou on April 8, looking back 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 in the founding year of 2016.
In accordance with Eric Yu, LBDA continues to be moving fast for the goal of becoming an international organization from the time its inception, striving to produce itself also known and much more influential on the planet. Its membership has covered some globally renowned universities for example University of Vienna, University of Geneva, and Gazi University.
Now LBDA has 138 members and the number is expected to maintain growing.
LBDA Europe is scheduled to be established later this season to market resource-sharing, exchanges, and organization of international events among its member organizations worldwide.
An international platform for collaboration and resource-sharing
LBDA has run a lot more than 30 projects within the last year in such fields as speech recognition, machine translation, and analysis of big data, said Eric Yu. During these projects, universities and businesses worked together on translation assignments involving when using 50 million characters.
A particular project marked a milestone within the Chinese good reputation for 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 just how.
LBDA also seeks to facilitate the exchanges between its members in addition to their counterparts far away.
At FIT Congress 2017 to be held in Brisbane, Australia in August this coming year, LBDA – a high partner from the congress – will invite representatives from your 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 year of 2017 will probably be centered on the “sharing and exchange of resources worldwide”. LBDA will build an online platform because of its members to share and exchange resources with one another.
Moreover, the inaugural meeting of LBDA Europe is going to be held in Switzerland in September this coming year.
Europe’s leading universities and research institutes in such areas as journalism, psychology, neurology, medicine, language, and business will be the founding people in LBDA Europe, and joint labs on machine translation, speech recognition, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) will be established among them. A host of key collaborative research findings will also be announced on the meeting.
LBDA Europe will really help foster collaborative innovation among Chinese joint labs and the leading universities and research institutes of other countries.
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