Open data that is accessible to governments, businesses, organisations and individuals plays a crucial role in the EU’s digital transformation. To help understand the data available on the EU Open Data Portal and its potential, the Publications Office of the European Union (OP) is launching a new series of webinars: EU Open Data Explained (ODE).  

The first webinar in the series will be held on Monday 9 November 2020 from 11:00 to 12:00 CET and will focus on a domain in which the EU is particularly strong – multilingual resources.  

At this session, two highly practical tools available as open data to translators, interpreters or providers of content in multiple languages will be introduced: the EU-specific terminology database IATE (InterActive Terminology for Europe), developed and managed by the Translation Centre on behalf of the IATE partners; and the multilingual Translation Memory Euramis, managed by the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) of the European Commission and regularly enriched by different EU institutions. IATE will be presented by the Centre’s IATE tool manager, who will speak about features for searching, retrieving and reusing data:
  • Basic and expanded search
  • Results and metadata
  • Advanced search and exports for internal users
  • Possibilities for external users: use of IATE public search APIs and downloading data with a limited set of metada
The DGT Terminology Coordination Unit will then present a specific case, namely how the COVID-19 collection was built in IATE. Subsequently, representatives from the DGT’s Informatics Unit will go into the specific features of Euramis. There will be Q&A slots for the attendants. The webinar is open for registration and participation is free of charge. More information on the event is available under the following link: