David Mekkaoui

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David MEKKAOUI is Director of Media Innovation at EurActiv. In this role, David has developed data journalism and translated syndication projects. Before initiating media innovation projects, David developed the EurActiv JobSite into the leading EU affairs job board. Previously, he spent seven years at The Wall Street Journal Europe, where he managed pan-European subscription marketing and sales. David started his career in the tourism industry and has contributed to the development of two travel websites, including Expedia. A Belgian citizen, David is native French-speaker and fluent in English and Spanish.

Presentation title: 
CrossLingual Media: blending language technologies and human post-editing, to boost content exchanges, growing European media and translation industries
Presentation description: 
While we presented ideas on Translated Syndication last year, we would be happy to present the more advanced project this year. Tilde and XTM would accompany the presentation, plus DG TRAD should they wish to highlight the exclusive use of MT@EC in the preparation of the project. In substance, we would share with the attendees some of the solutions we found in adapting Language Technology to the Media sector, focusing on best practices recycled in our pilot project. Then, we would describe the numerous challenges and early findings, hence research gaps opening the floor to suggestions and questions from the audience. I think that would be a nice exchange of knowledge, valuable to all attendees.