Multilingual Web is a thematic network composed of 20 partners, including the ERCIM members CNR, UPM (SpaRCIM) and University of Limerick (IUA). By raising the visibility of standards and best practices for the multilingual Web, the network will set a foundation for improved support on the Web for languages of the European Union and its trade partners. These improve the efficiency of processes for creating and localizing content, both by machine translation and more traditional methods, and improving support for multilingual content and data on the Web. This W3C/ERCIM managed project will officially start in April 2010.
Open Media Web
Web technology is currently undergoing a sea-change which makes it a strong contender for becoming an open, royalty-free standards-based platform for networked media that levels the playing field and enables new market participants, including European players. The Open Media Web project aims to build on Europe’s strength in multimedia technology and content to enable European research and industry to strengthen its position in Web technology. The project is led by the W3C and ERCIM. The project started in January 2010.