APIL (Association des Professionnels des Industries de la Langue, i.e. the
Association of Language Industry Professionals) is a non-profit association (by
virtue of the French law of 1901 on charities) founded in July 2001. Its
mandate is to represent actors in the field of Language Technology, and to help
them develop their business and expertise at the national and international
level. It addresses both individuals (general members of the association), and
organizations (as sponsors).
As a professional organization, APIL brings together industrial skills and
efforts in order to advocate common interests and to deliver an
industry-specific message in various contexts.
APIL promotes cooperative action related to language industry. Lines of actions
are organized around several themes: communication, promotion, job,
intelligence, training, and surveys.
For your information, these are some current initiatives of APIL:
directory of the language industry
participation in the Technolangue.net project (a Web portal on the language
booth at professional exhibitions (GEIDE, i-expo, LangTech)
joint working group with GFII (GRIII)
conferences (i-expo 2003)
partnership with APEC (institutional association for the employment of managers
and high-level specialists)
diffusion of job offers to APIL members
conferences (METIL 2002, with the French NLP research association ATALA)
technology /strategy /business intelligence
subscription to specialized bulletins
internal (surveying the members themselves)
external (market studies performed upon members requests).
APIL provides its members a wide range of exclusive services: job offers,
conference announcements, subscription to professional exhibitions,
intelligence, and surveys. These services are available on the radio
APIL mailing list, which is diffused exclusively to APIL members and
As an individual wishing to join APIL, you shall find all the relevant
information at http://www.apil.asso.fr/adhesion.htm.
As an organization wishing to sponsor APIL, you shall find all the related
information at: http://www.apil.asso.fr/mecenat.htm.