LBDA to develop a Global Collaborative Innovation Network
  • 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, on reflection at LBDA’s progress in the past year and then into its future.

    An international organization with well-structured partnership

    LBDA made much headway in every field it reached inside the founding year of 2016.

    According to Eric Yu, LBDA has been moving fast towards the objective of just as one international organization from the time its inception, striving to make itself also known and more influential on the planet. Its membership has covered some globally renowned universities for example University of Vienna, University of Geneva, and Gazi University.

    Now LBDA has 138 members as well as the number is expected to help keep growing.

    LBDA Europe is planned to be established later this year to advertise resource-sharing, exchanges, and organization of international events among its member organizations worldwide.

    An international platform for collaboration and resource-sharing
    LBDA has run a lot more than 30 projects over the past year in such 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.

    One particular project marked a milestone within the Chinese history of 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 on the way.


    LBDA also seeks to facilitate the exchanges between its members in addition to their counterparts far away.

    At FIT Congress 2017 to be located in Brisbane, Australia in August this season, LBDA - a premier partner with the congress - will invite representatives from your world’s top research institutes to speak about the way forward for the translation industry.

    In conclusion, Eric Yu unveiled the program for LBDA ’s future development.

    The season of 2017 is going to be centered on the “sharing and exchange of resources worldwide”. LBDA will build an online platform for its members to share with you and exchange resources collectively.

    Moreover, the inaugural meeting of LBDA Europe will be locked in Switzerland in September this season.

    Europe’s leading universities and research institutes in these 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 be established one of them. A number of key collaborative research findings can also be announced in the meeting.

    LBDA Europe will certainly help foster collaborative innovation among Chinese joint labs and the leading universities and research institutes of other countries.

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