The Expert Advisory Group on Language Engineering Standards (EAGLES) is an
initiative of the European Commission, within
DG XIII Linguistic Research and Engineering programme, which aims at
accelerating the provision of standards for:
+ very large-scale language resources (such as text corpora, computational
lexicons and speech corpora);
+ means of manipulating such knowledge, via computational linguistic
formalisms, mark up languages and various software tools;
+ means of assessing and evaluating resources, tools and products.
Numerous well-known companies, research centres, universities and professional
bodies across the European Union are collaborating under the aegis of EC DGXIII
to produce the EAGLES Guidelines which set out recommendations for de facto
standards and for good practice in the above areas of language engineering.