Last week Tilde participated in a series of events held in Leipzig and dedicated to Linked Data and Semantic Web. This year the community celebrates the 10th anniversary of the SEMANTiCS conference, the 10th anniversary of the WWW Consortium W3C, and the 25th anniversary of the Web.

The first short presentation titled “Language meets Knowledge in Digital Content Management” occurred at the pre-conference meeting “MLODE 2014: Multilingual Linked Open Data for Enterprises MLODE 2014”. Tilde presented its expertise in terminology resources and services and machine translation technology.

On September 2, prior to MLODE 2014, a joint team of specialists worked on the task of representing terminological data as Linked Data, that is, as a collection of interrelated terminological data on the Web. The task is shared by the EU FP7 projects LIDER and TaaS, and the latter is coordinated by Tilde.

On September 3, Tilde shared its experience in terminology and machine translation and participated in discussions during the DBpedia community meeting. Currently, DBpedia includes 12 languages, and the languages of the Baltics are not represented among those. Extending DBpedia to a larger set of languages would open new opportunities for digital content analysis and management applications.

The program of the SEMANTiCS 2014 conference was rich with technical talks, industry presentations, panel discussions, and poster presentations. Tilde made its second long presentation titled “Language meets Knowledge in Digital Content Management”. In our presentation, we shared Tilde’s success stories in intelligent terminology and machine translation services established during the past 15 years, including two unique global services for terminology (TaaS) and machine translation (LetsMT). We shared our experience in integrating knowledge into language technology. This approach can lead to improving the quality of natural language processing and to forming a single digital content space enriched with knowledge technology. Moreover, knowledge technology can benefit from natural language processing with multilingualism and disambiguation.

The closing conference session titled “Towards a Linked Data driven economy for Europe” was co-chaired by Tilde and dedicated to Horizon 2020. Community representatives joined the session in order to impact our fields in the future, and Tilde participated with its position statement regarding effective support for Linked Data adoption by businesses.

SEMANTiCS 2014