German EU Council Presidency Translator now available

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07/02/2020 11:03

German EU Council Presidency Translator now available

Reinhard Karger M.A. DFKI Saarbrücken
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH, DFKI

    Languages are a key part of our European identity and culture. Linguistic diversity is supported and celebrated as part of the EU’s motto “United in Diversity”. However, the EU alone has 24 official languages, which can lead to language barriers, hampering the free flow of ideas, information, commerce and culture. The German EU Council Presidency Translator will address this challenge during the upcoming German EU Council Presidency.

    The free online machine translation service can be used to translate websites, documents or text directly entered on the translator page from and into all EU languages, allowing EU citizens to communicate across languages and borders.

    The Translator is developed using German and European high-tech AI. It uses systems from leading Centers of Excellence and companies like the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), DeepL and Tilde as well as with eTranslation, the European Commission's machine translation system. It is funded by the Federal Foreign Office.

    The German EU Council Presidency Translator was released on July 1st, 2020 and will remain available online for the whole duration of the German EU Council Presidency. For further information, please visit If you have any questions about the German EU Council Presidency Translator or if you require technical assistance, please contact

    Link to translation service:

    Link to the website of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union:

    Contact for scientific information:

    Prof. Dr. Stephan Busemann
    Deputy Head of Research Department Multilinguality and Language Technology, DFKI
    Tel.: +49 681 85775 5286

    More information:

    Criteria of this press release:
    Journalists, all interested persons
    Information technology, Politics
    transregional, national
    Cooperation agreements, Transfer of Science or Research

    EU Council Presidency Translator

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