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, in hindsight at LBDA’s progress in the past year then into its future.
A worldwide organization with well-structured partnership
LBDA made much headway in most field it reached within the founding year of 2016.
Based on Eric Yu, LBDA continues to be moving fast on the goal of becoming an international organization since its inception, striving to make itself also known and more influential on earth. 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 anticipated to keep growing.
LBDA Europe is scheduled to be established later this year to advertise resource-sharing, exchanges, and organization of international events among its member organizations worldwide.
A global platform for collaboration and resource-sharing
LBDA has run more than 30 projects in the last year in these fields as speech recognition, machine translation, and analysis of huge data, said Eric Yu. During these projects, universities and businesses worked together on translation assignments involving a total of 50 million characters.
One specific 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 just 7 days. More projects are saved to the way in which.
LBDA also seeks to facilitate the exchanges between its members as well as their counterparts abroad.
At FIT Congress 2017 being locked in Brisbane, Australia in August this season, LBDA – a top partner of the congress – will invite representatives in the world’s top research institutes to talk about the way forward for the translation industry.
In conclusion, Eric Yu unveiled the program for LBDA’s future development.
The entire year of 2017 will probably be centered on the “sharing and exchange of resources worldwide”. LBDA will build a web-based platform for its members to share and exchange resources with one another.
Moreover, the inaugural meeting of LBDA Europe will be located in Switzerland in September this season.
Europe’s leading universities and research institutes in these areas as journalism, psychology, neurology, medicine, language, and business would 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 among them. Numerous key collaborative research findings will also be announced on the meeting.
LBDA Europe will surely help foster collaborative innovation among Chinese joint labs and also the leading universities and research institutes of other countries.
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