CRACKER – Cracking the Language Barrier

Coordination, Evaluation and Resources for European MT Research


Current Activities


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 (Hotel Le Plaza, Brussels, Belgium).

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 
Language Technologies for Multilingual Europe:
Towards a Human Language Project

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA Version 1.0).

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