Related Organisations and Events
ELSNET collaborates with a variety of related organisations and projects.
Here we list a few of them.
- The main organisation in Europe for professionals in
Speech Technology is ISCA (formerly ESCA). It
organises major annual Interspeech conferences
(Eurospeech in odd years, ICSLP in even years) and
workshops, has an electronic newsletter, a paper and
an electronic scientific journal.
- The Association for Computational Linguistics is the
international scientific and professional society for
people involved in natural language and computation.
ACL has served the research and commercial community
with annual international conferences, regional
conferences in Europe, North America and Asia, and
specialized workshops and conferences aimed at
particular technical groups. They publish a quarterly
journal, Computational Linguistics. ACL has a
European Chapter (EACL) and a North American Chapter
- The website for ACL: http://www.aclweb.org/
- The website for EACL: http://www.cs.um.edu.mt/eacl/
- The website for NAACL: http://www.aclweb.org/naacl/
- SIGDIAL is ACL's Special Interest Group on Discourse
and Dialogue. News from SIGDIAL will be published
in our newsletter ELSNews.
- SIGLEX is ACL's Special Interest Group on the Lexicon.
- COCOSDA is the International Committee for the
Co-ordination and Standardisation of Speech Databases and
Assessment Techniques for Speech Input/Output
- Arabic Natural Language Processing
- INCO Project
- Best Practice in Spoken Dialogue Systems
- ESPRIT and LE project, initiated by ELSNET
- Dialogue Annotation and Tools
- LE Project, initiated by ELSNET
- International Standards for Language Engineering
- HLT Project
- HLT Opportunity Promotion in Europe
- HLT Project,
- Collaboration in Language and Speech Science and Technology
- HLT Project
- The Enabler Network aims at improving cooperation among
national activities established by national authorities for
providing Language Resources for their languages. The
action aims at: establishing a regular exchange of
information; identifying and fostering possible synergies
and cooperation; promoting the compatibility and
interoperability of their results, thus facilitating the
successful transfer of technologies and tools among
languages and the construction of multilingual Language
Resources; increasing the visibility and the strategic
impact of those national activities in the field of HLT;
contributing to the creation of an overall framework in
which the public and private sectors, national efforts and
international coordination could cooperate in order to
answer the IST need for Language Resources.
- URL: http://www.enabler-network.org/
- The goal of the NEMLAR (Network for Euro-Mediterranean
LAnguage Resources) is to create a network of qualified
Euro-Mediterranean partners to specify and support the
development of high priority LRs for Arabic and other local
languages in a systematic, standards-driven, collaborative
learning context. The project will focus on identifying the
state of the art of LRs in the region, assessing priority
requirements through consultations with language industry
and communication players, and establishing a protocol for
developing a basic LR kit for the major forms of the
region's predominant language - Arabic, and other local
wide-spoken languages where appropriate.
- URL: http://www.nemlar.org
- European Networks of Excellence
- Under the European Commission's ESPRIT Long Term Research
Programme, some twenty Networks of Excellence have been
created in order to support and facilitate Research and
development in Information and Communication Technologies.
Many of them have been continued under the IST
programme. A list of networks is available on http://www.euronets.org.
- Socrates Thematic Networks
- Socrates is the the European Community action
programme in the field of education. ELSNET has close
working relationships with two of the Socrates Thematic
- The ACO*HUM Network
on Advanced Computing in the Humanities, aims at
developing an international dimension for
investigating the educational impact of new
technologies in humanities disciplines.
- Phonetics & Speech Communication
- The Socrates Thematic Network in Phonetics and
- The main European organisation in the field of
language and speech resources is ELRA, the European
Language Resources Association. It was established as
a non-profit organization in Luxembourg in February,
1995. The overall goal of ELRA is to provide a
centralized organization for the validation,
management, and distribution of speech, text, and
terminology resources and tools, and to promote their
use within the European Human Language Technologies
- Catalogue and membership details can be found on
their website http://www.elra.info.
- The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) is an open
consortium of universities, companies and government
research laboratories. It creates, collects and
distributes speech and text databases, lexicons, and
other resources for research and development
purposes. The University of Pennsylvania is the LDC's
host institution. The LDC was founded in 1992 with a
grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency
(ARPA), and is partly supported by grant IRI-9528587
from the Information and Intelligent Systems division
of the National Science Foundation.
- The TELRI association aims at collecting, promoting,
and making available monolingual and multilingual
language resources and tools for the extraction of
language data and linguistic knowledge; with a
special focus on Central and eastern European
- Computational Linguistics, organised by ACL, annual.
- Last one (combined with EACL): July 6 - 11, 2001, Toulouse, France.
- Next one: July 7 - 12, 2002, Philadelphia, USA
- Computational Linguistics, organised by EACL,
biennial, odd years.
- Last one (combined with ACL): July 6 - 11, 2001, Toulouse, France.
- Next one: 2003
- Speech Processing, biennial, organised by ISCA.
- Last one: September 3 - 7, 2001, Aalborg, Denmark.
- Next one: September 1 - 4, 2003, Geneva, Switzerland
- Language and Speech Resources and Evaluation,
- Last one: May 31 - June 2, 2000, Athens, Greece.
- Next one: May 27 - June 2, 2002, Las Palmas, Canary
- Check our calendar for more conferences