CRACKER – Cracking the Language Barrier

Coordination, Evaluation and Resources for European MT Research



Current Activities

Language Technology for Multilingual Europe
The LT topic is currently gaining momentum in Europe with the possibility of establishing a large-scale research and innovation programme in the near future. 



LT Survey 2017

For the next planning phase, we would like to ask all members of the European LT community as well as related areas for their input on several important questions.

We’re giving away one iPad among the first 500 respondents!


META-FORUM is a international conference on powerful language technologies for the multilingual information society, the data value chain and the information market place.

META-FORUM 2017 takes place on 13/14 November 2017 (location to be announced).

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Multilingual Digital Single Market
Language as a Data Type and Key Challenge for Big Data

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Multilingual Digital Single Market (SRIA Version 0.9). Enabling the Multilingual Digital Single Market through technologies for translating, analysing, processing and curating natural language content

Cracking the Language Barrier federation

CRACKER has initiated the Cracking the Language Barrier federation which assembles almost all European research and innovation projects as well as related community organisations working on or with crosslingual or multilingual technologies, in neighbouring areas or on closely related topics.

Europe’s Leading Role in Machine Translation

How Europe Is Driving the Shift to MT. By Arle R. Lommel and Donald A. DePalma (Common Sense Advisory). June 2016


META-SHARE is an open resource infrastructure for language data, tools and related web services documented with high-quality metadata. CRACKER is supporting META-SHARE in terms of maintenance and other tasks.

Cracking the Language Barrier federation