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For public services all over Europe, information exchange across language barriers is becoming increasingly important. The CEF eTranslation building block has been established to support public services, administrations and citizens in their multilingual communication tasks.

Moreover, in 2017, the European Commission initiated the CEF eTranslation Tools and Services project which aims to contribute to the development of CEF eTranslation as "multilingualism enabler“, going far beyond simple translation.

In order to make CEF eTranslation work according to your needs, relevant tools and services will be made available through the CEF eTranslation Catalogue of Services. And of course, we will closely work with you within dedicated meetings and workshops to provide the tools and services which are right for you. We will also provide direct assistance to you with the integration and deployment of all CEF eTranslation services and keep you updated on our latest news and events.

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eTranslation: New languages and tools in 2021

Since the beginning of 2021, eTranslation users can benefit from various new features and updates: Japanese and Arabic joined the list of supported non-European languages, in addition to Russian and standard Chinese. Moreover, 6 languages have been upgraded for better handling terms related to the on-going Covid-19 health crisis. Further updates improve the performance of the other languages and services on a continuous basis.

The CEF Language Tools family also includes Tweet translation and Named Entity Recognition, which has been expanded in 2021 to cover German in addition to English. In February, a new Speech-to-Text service was launched. This service offers transcription of all common sound or video formats into English, with additional languages to come soon.

More info about the eTranslation tools family can be found on the official CEF Digital page. Registered users can access the full range of eTranslation tools at

Last updated on 17.03.2021

eTranslation helps translate national legislation of EU Member States

With the help of eTranslation, the MARCELL CEF Telecom Action aims to bring down linguistic barriers within the Digital Single Market. Have a look at the latest eTranslation success story here: eTranslation helps translate national legislation of EU Member States

Last updated on 17.03.2021

To the European SMEs: this is for you! 

Tell us which technologies would be most valuable to you and could usefully extend CEF eTranslation. Choose your favourite topic(s) and help us by answering 4 questions about the technology of your choice: 

Further information about the background of the survey is also provided here: Call for SMEs to help identify new services for eTranslation

Last updated on 23.02.2021

Save the Date: 5th ELRC Conference (10.03.2021)

Are you ready for the 5th edition of the ELRC Conference? On 10 March 2021, the European Language Resource Coordination will organise an online conference, focusing on Data Quality, Digital Europe, Language Data Crawling and much more! Further information will be published on the event website soon. Registration is already open:

Last updated on 20.01.2021

eTranslation - Named Entity Recognition Service now also covering German

Did you know that with the last eTranslation upgrade, the CEF named-entity recognition service has been expanded to cover German in addition to English? Try it out! All eTranslation services can be found here:

Last updated on 18.01.2021

SME Survey 2020-2021: Which technology tools and services could help you in your daily business?

We kindly invite all European SMEs to help us identify additional digital services that could usefully extend the CEF Automated Translation platform, going beyond the services that are already covered. This survey focuses on four language technologies that have been identified by the European Commission as a priority, i.e. summarization, CAT tools, anonymization and classification. With your support, we will be able to identify those services that are really useful to you. Please share your priorities, expectations and suggestions with us! 

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Last updated on 11.01.2021

eTranslation is now covering Japanese! 

Happy New Year to all of you! 2021 started with great news: The language coverage of eTranslation was extended and Japanese has joined the eTranslation family lately. In addition to that, six languages have been upgraded with fresh data to better handle terms related to the continuing health crisis, along with new filtering to improve removal of obsolete terms and translations. All eTranslation services and additional information can be found here:

Last updated on 11.01.2021

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