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 and then into its future.
A worldwide organization with well-structured partnership
LBDA made much headway in each and every field it reached within the founding year of 2016.
Based on Eric Yu, LBDA has been moving fast on the purpose of just as one international organization ever since its inception, striving to create itself higher quality and more influential on earth. 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 maintain growing.
LBDA Europe is scheduled to be established later this season to advertise resource-sharing, exchanges, and organization of international events among its member organizations worldwide.
A worldwide platform for collaboration and resource-sharing
LBDA has run a lot more than 30 projects in the last year such fields as speech recognition, machine translation, and analysis of massive data, said Eric Yu. Over these projects, universities and businesses worked together on translation assignments involving a total of 50 million characters.
One 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 within a week. More projects are on the way in which.
LBDA also seeks to facilitate the exchanges between its members in addition to their counterparts abroad.
At FIT Congress 2017 being located in Brisbane, Australia in August this season, LBDA - a premier partner from the congress - will invite representatives from the world’s top research institutes to discuss the future of the translation industry.
In conclusion, Eric Yu unveiled the program for LBDA’s future development.
The season of 2017 will be dedicated to the “sharing and exchange of resources worldwide”. LBDA will build a web-based platform for the 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 year.
Europe’s leading universities and research institutes such areas as journalism, psychology, neurology, medicine, language, and business could be the founding individuals LBDA Europe, and joint labs on machine translation, speech recognition, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) will be established included in this. A host of key collaborative research findings can 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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