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The Organic.Lingua wiki, created within the context of the Organic.Lingua project, holds a set of pages with interesting information, mainly targeted towards project's partners but also for all interested stakeholders. Indeed, the wiki has been initially created for the project's partners, as a place to hold guidelines and material for all the project's activities, help all parties reflect on their experiences and stay in alignment and close collaboration within the consortium and the project's scope.

The wiki is updated regularly and all pages are interlinked to allow for easy exploration and identification of relevant material. The most obvious entry points are highlighted at the menu in the left side of the wiki, being for the time being Information on WP2 (Requirements analysis) and the Organic.Edunet Web Portal.

Note: While some of the pages of this wiki are available for all users, in order to access some pages you would need to Login with valid credentials.

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Organic.Lingua is aiming to enhance the existing Organic.Edunet Web portal, introducing automated multi-lingual services that will further support the uptake of the portal from its targeted audiences (interested on educational content for Organic Agriculture and Agro-Ecology), facilitate the multilingual features of the portal, and further extend its geographical and linguistic coverage.

The following paragraphs provide a short introduction on the project's aim and objectives. You can learn more about the project and keep track of all ongoing activities and outcomes at

The Challenge

Organic.Edunet and other similar specialized information services are not fully exploiting language technologies, which hampers their possibilities to reach wider trans-national audiences.

The Organic.Edunet portal currently supports sixteen languages, but the current process makes translation error prone and time consuming, and misses opportunities to enhance the quality and efficiency of cross-language functions with available technology. The existing solution relies completely on human effort in translating and does not use existing linguistic resources and tools to help make resources and descriptions available in different languages or to enable cross-lingual search. In addition, resource retrieval is restricted as a consequence of the fragmentation of resource descriptions in several languages.

Organic.Lingua aims to capitalise on international demand for Organic.Edunet by transforming it into a truly multilingual service.

Project's Objectives

Organic.Lingua focuses on enhancing linguistic support and coverage of the existing Organic.Edunet infrastructure. More specifically, Organic.Lingua aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To advance the identification of user needs regarding linguistic support in on-line information services, using the existing features of the Organic.Edunet Web portal.
  • To identify and explore new or anticipated user interfaces, functional and technical requirements related to linguistic technologies.
  • To devise and validate innovative and effective methods, processes and workflows for linguistic support in Organic.Edunet.
  • To enhance, extend and re-engineer the existing Organic.Edunet Web portal to deliver wider and cost-effective multilingual support, and broaden in this way the current audience and impact of the service.
  • To deploy large pilots that demonstrate a cost-effective approach for delivering language technologies in existing Web portals based on open standards and open source software.
  • To develop good practice guides and awareness on the practical application of language technologies

About Organic.Edunet

The Organic.Edunet Web portal bridges together a network of learning repositories with content on Organic Agriculture and Agroecology, providing its users with a significant volume of relevant learning resources. It adopts a federated, standards-based approach that allows the incremental growth of the network.

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