ELRC-SHARE is a Language Resources (LR) repository used for documenting, storing, browsing and accessing language data and tools that are pertinent to Automated Translation and considered useful for feeding CEF eTranslation, the European Commission's Automated Translation platform.

ELRC-SHARE has been developed and is maintained by the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium in the framework of the ELRC action (Service contracts SMART 2014/1074, contract number 30-CE-0696785/00-64 and SMART 2015/1091, contract number 30-CE-0816330/00-16).

Provision of Language Resources in the ELRC-SHARE repository

The ELRC action is looking for open data that can be made available for re-use through open data initiatives, but also for datasets with restrictive licensing or made available under commercial conditions. You are welcome to upload and document any LRs that you have identified as useful for the purposes of CEF eTranslation and you have the license to contribute/deposit.

To contribute a LR to ELRC-SHARE, you need to register and accept the Terms of Service for registered users.

To register and contribute resources to ELRC-SHARE follow these simple steps.

Once a LR is contributed to ELRC-SHARE, authorised users from the ELRC consortium ("editors") are assigned the task of enriching the descriptions of the resources provided by contributors according to the ELRC-SHARE metadata schema and publishing them at the ELRC-SHARE inventory.

Access to ELRC-SHARE Language Resources

Anyone can browse the ELRC-SHARE inventory and view the resource descriptions. In addition, by contract (Service Contract SMART 2015/1091, contract number 30-CE-0816330/00-16), ELRC, through ELRC-SHARE, publishes metadata of openly licensed LRs on the EU Open Data Portal at https://data.europa.eu/euodp/en/home.

Anyone can download resources if the licensing terms under which they are provided, permit it (cf. below). Please note that resources provided with a "non-standard/Other_Licence/Terms" licence are and will not be available for download through the ELRC-SHARE inventory. The rights of use of the resource, any possible restrictions, as well as rights and restrictions on the original raw data are under the control and responsibility of the data owners. The repository acts mainly as a facilitator for the search-and-get procedure while providing guidelines and metadata curation activities.

Users are requested to always investigate the metadata elements regarding rights of use, availability and distribution to promptly understand what they are allowed to do with a specific resource, before using any of the resources in this repository.

Licensing LRs for the ELRC action

Any grant of access to LRs through the ELRC-SHARE repository should include not only the right to read the relevant content but also to allow transformative uses, dissemination and distribution of such resources and their derivatives, according to the needs and policies of LR owners and users.

To limit the complexity of licensing, we strongly advise LR providers to use one of the standard licences, i.e. Creative Commons and open national licences (- cf. table below). If, however, the LR comes with another licence, the licensing terms and conditions must be documented in the metadata so that they are clearly available to all repository users. Please note that resources provided with a "non-standard/Other_Licence/Terms" licence are and will not be available for download through the ELRC-SHARE inventory.

A helpdesk facility has been set up for assistance in understanding, choosing and using any of these licences and other legal tools, as well as the metadata required for the documentation of the licence.


ValueFull name with link to licence text or Definition
International/National Data Licences

CC0-1.0Creative Commons Zero
CC-BY-4.0Creative Commons Attribution v4.0
CC-BY-NC-4.0Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial v4.0
CC-BY-NC-ND-4.0Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-NoDerivatives v4.0
CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike v4.0
CC-BY-ND-4.0Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives v4.0
CC-BY-SA-4.0Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike v4.0
ODbL-1.0ODC Open Database License v1.0
ODC-BY-1.0Open Data Commons Attribution License
PDDL-1.0ODC Public Domain Dedication & License 1.0
openUnder_PSIUsed for resources that are PSI-compliant and no further information is required or available
CC-BY-3.0Creative Commons Attribution v3.0
CC-BY-NC-3.0Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial v3.0
CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-NoDerivatives v3.0
CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike v3.0
CC-BY-ND-3.0Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives v3.0
CC-BY-SA-3.0Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike v3.0
CC-BY-2.0Creative Commons Attribution v2.0
CC-BY-NC-2.0Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial v2.0
CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-NoDerivatives v2.0
CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike v2.0
CC-BY-ND-2.0Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives v2.0
CC-BY-SA-2.0Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike v2.0
National Data Licences

dl-de/by-2-0Datenlizenz Deutschland – Namensnennung – Version 2.0 (Germany)
dl-de/zero-2-0Datenlizenz Deutschland – Zero – Version 2.0 (Germany)
IODL-1.0Italian Open Data License v1.0 (Italy)
LO-OL-v2Licence Ouverte / Open Licence v2.0 (France)
NCGL-1.0Non-Commercial Government Licence (UK)
NLOD-1.0Norwegian Licence for Open Government Data (Norway)
OGL-UK-3.0Open Government Licence 3.0 (UK)
OGL-UK-2.0Open Government Licence 2.0 (UK)
OGL-UK-1.0Open Government Licence 1.0 (UK)
OGL-CA-2.0Open Government Licence 2.0 (Canada)
CC-BY-3.0-ATCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 (Austria)
CC-BY-3.0-CZCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 (Czech Republic)
CC-BY-3.0-ITCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 (Italy)
CC-BY-SA-2.5_SlCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 (Slovenia)
CC-BY-SA-3.0-PLCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 (Poland)
CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0-PLCreative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (Poland)
CC-BY-2.5-SECreative Commons Attribution 2.5 (Sweden)
International Software Licences

AGPL-3.0GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
Apache-2.0Apache License 2.0
BSD-2-ClauseBSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
BSD-3-ClauseBSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
BSD-4-ClauseBSD 4-clause "Original" or "Old" License
EPL-1.0Eclipse Public License 1.0
GFDL-1.3GNU Free Documentation License v1.3
GPL-2.0GNU General Public License v2.0
GPL-3.0GNU General Public License v3.0
LGPL-2.1GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1
LGPL-3.0GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only
MITMIT License
MPL-2.0Mozilla Public License
International Software & Data Licences

EUPL-1.0European Union Public Licence 1.0
EUPL-1.1European Union Public Licence 1.1
EUPL-1.2European Union Public Licence 1.2

publicDomainUsed for resources that are free of all known legal restrictions
non-standard/Other_licence/TermsResources with this value are distributed with a non-standard or proprietary licence. Resource providers are prompted to provide the licence text or url of the resource for further details about the restrictions and/or conditions of use and other obligations.
underReviewUsed for resources whose licence value is pending

Notice and Take Down Policy

If a rights holder is concerned that s/he has found Language Resources (LRs) on the ELRC-SHARE repository, for which s/he has not given permission, granted a licence or is not covered by a limitation or exception in national law, such rights holder is asked to contact ELRC-SHARE ([javascript protected email address]) in writing, stating the following:

  1. His/Her contact details (name, organisation, email, telephone number);
  2. The full bibliographic details of the LR;
  3. The exact and full URL where s/he found the LR;
  4. Proof that s/he is the rights holder and a statement that, under penalty of perjury, s/he is the rights holder or an authorised representative.

Upon receipt of notification the Notice and Takedown procedure is then invoked as follows:

  1. ELRC-SHARE will acknowledge receipt of the complaint by email or letter and will make an initial assessment of its validity and plausibility.
  2. Upon receipt of a valid complaint, the LR will be temporarily removed from the ELRC-SHARE inventory pending an agreed solution.
  3. ELRC-SHARE will contact the individual or organisation who deposited the material within ten working days from the reception of a valid complaint. The ELRC-SHARE depositor will be notified that the material is subject to a complaint, under what allegations, and will be encouraged to assuage the complaints concerned.
  4. The complainant and the ELRC-SHARE depositor will be encouraged to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably and to the satisfaction of both parties, with the following possible outcomes:
    • The LR is replaced on the ELRC-SHARE inventory unchanged.
    • The LR is replaced on the ELRC-SHARE inventory with changes.
    • The LR is permanently removed from the ELRC-SHARE inventory.
  5. If the ELRC-SHARE depositor and the complainant are unable to agree on a solution, the LR will remain unavailable through the ELRC-SHARE inventory until a time when a resolution has been reached.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

ELRC-SHARE content and metadata are provided “AS IS” and on an “ΑS AVAILABLE” basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Under no circumstances will ELRC-SHARE be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of opportunity; (c) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (d) losses suffered by third parties; or (e) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the ELRC-SHARE Services regardless of the form of action.

ELRC-SHARE does not warrant that functions contained in the ELRC-SHARE Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the ELRC-SHARE databases or the delivery mechanism that make it available are free of viruses and bugs.

Log information, cookies and analytics

The ELRC-SHARE website and services log certain information about every request sent to them. This information is used for system administration and for statistical purposes. Summary statistics are extracted from this data and some of these may be made publicly available, but these do not include information from which individuals could be identified. Relevant subsets of this data may be used as part of investigations of computer misuse involving this site. Data may also on occasion be used to enable investigation of technical problems on the website. Otherwise logged information is not passed to any third party except if required by law.

We may also collect identification data of users, by using cookies.

Cookies are short software code texts, which are sent from Athena RC server and are stored at your terminal ("browser"). Their basic function is to communicate to us data from your browser. Cookies are either "Temporary" (session cookies) or persistent. Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain stored in your terminal until they expire.

The use of cookies helps the website to remember information about the user’s visit, such as your preferred language and your preferences, to make secure searches, to calculate the number of visitors, or to facilitate your registration in our services. Cookies do not have access to data on your hard disk or cookies created by other sites and do not damage your system. You may control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You may find more details at aboutcookies.org.

You may delete all cookies from your computer and, in most browsers, select settings that do not allow installation of cookies. However, in that case, you may have to adjust certain preferences every time you visit a website. Users may make use of the website without problems even without use of cookies, but, potentially, to the detriment of its user-friendliness and of the functioning of certain of its services. Any personal data collected via cookies that can be correlated to a specific visitor/user shall be processed exclusively for the purposes cited above.

This website uses ELRC-SHARE Analytics, a local self-hosted installation of the open source “Matomo” web analytics software.

ELRC-SHARE Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on Your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about Your use of the website is stored locally in Athena RC servers and it is not transmitted to any third party.

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on the ELRC-SHARE website, Your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The IP--anonymisation is active on this website. The IP-address, that Your browser conveys within the scope of ELRC-SHARE Analytics, will not be associated with any other data.

ELRC-SHARE Analytics will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating Your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

You may deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. Cookies that are already stored may be deleted at any time.

Data Protection Record

The Data Protection Record for the ELRC-SHARE repository is available here.