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, on reflection at LBDA’s progress in the past year after which 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.
According to Eric Yu, LBDA continues to be moving fast for the purpose of as an international organization ever since its inception, striving to produce itself higher quality and more influential in the world. Its membership has covered some globally renowned universities such as University of Vienna, University of Geneva, and Gazi University.
Now LBDA has 138 members as well as the number is anticipated to help keep growing.
LBDA Europe is planned to be established later this year to promote resource-sharing, exchanges, and organization of international events among its member organizations worldwide.
A global platform for collaboration and resource-sharing
LBDA has run a lot more than 30 projects in the last year in these fields as speech recognition, machine translation, and analysis of huge 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 in the Chinese reputation translation: 750 translators from 58 universities – LBDA members – completed the translation of subtitles for 50,000-minute videos in just a week. More projects are on just how.
LBDA also seeks to facilitate the exchanges between its members and their counterparts in other countries.
At FIT Congress 2017 being locked in Brisbane, Australia in August this year, LBDA – a premier partner with the congress – will invite representatives from the world’s top research institutes to talk about the way forward for the translation industry.
To summarize, Eric Yu unveiled the master plan for LBDA’s future development.
The season of 2017 will be centered on the “sharing and exchange of resources worldwide”. LBDA will build an online platform for the members to share with you and exchange resources with one another.
Moreover, the inaugural meeting of LBDA Europe will probably be locked 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 could be the founding people in LBDA Europe, and joint labs on machine translation, speech recognition, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) will probably be established included in this. A host of key collaborative research findings may also be announced in 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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