| Category: ||E-Announce |
| Subject: ||ELSNET Expert and Organisations Directories |
| From: ||Steven Krauwer |
| Email: ||steven.krauwer_(on)_let.uu.nl |
| Date received: ||15 Apr 2002 |
As you may recall, a Directory of Speech Technology Experts and a
Directory of Organisations active in Speech Technology was set up
by the Speech Technology Network (STN) in the course of the year
2000, at its site http://www.speechtechnology.net
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quarter of 2001 STN joined forces with ELSNET, the European
Network of Excellence in Human Language Technologies (supported
by the European Commission).
Last week an agreement has been made between STN and ELSNET as a
consequence of which the full responsibility for the Speech
Technology Network will be taken over by ELSNET.
STN's web server will be shut down, and we have started the
transfer of the URL to the ELSNET site at http://www.elsnet.org.
Information and documents that used to be accessible via the STN
site will gradually be integrated in the ELSNET site.
Two important components, the directory of experts and the
directory of organisations, have already been transferred, and
can now be found on the ELSNET website at
The format has been adapted to the ELSNET house style, but the
content has remained unchanged.
The scope of the directories has been extended in that we would
like to include experts and organisations in ALL LANGUAGE and
SPEECH related technologies as well as neighbouring areas.
The main objective is to offer people and organisations in the
need for specific expertise a facility to get access to it, and
at the same time we would like to offer experts and organisations
opportunities to be found by people who can make use of their
services. At this moment the directory contains over 850 profiles
of experts and over 2500 profiles of organisations (private and
public) from 56 countries all over the world.
If you are an expert in one of these fields, and not yet
included, we would like to invite you to enter your data and
profile via our web form at
If you are part of an organisation active in the same areas we
would like to invite you to add your organisation's profile to
the organisation directory. You can find a web form at
It will not take you more than a few minutes, and once you have
entered your data, you can always update them yourself via a web
If your or your organisation's information is already present
in one of our directories, you will receive (or have received) a
separate message giving you the password that is needed to
correct your information. As some of our contact email addresses
are no longer valid you may not have received your password.
Please don't hesitate to contact me to get it.
You can use the same form and password to delete yourself or your
organisation from our directories.
Expert and organisation profiles in our directory will remain
valid for one year after the last update. By the end of this
period you will receive an automatic reminder. If we do not
receive a reaction within two months, we will assume that you
want your data to be deleted permanently from this directory.
Please note that your data will be publicly available on the web,
but that we will not hand them over to third parties or use them
for mass mailings that are not connected to the maintenance of
the directory or the network as a whole.
If you encounter any problems, or if you have other questions,
please do not hesitate to contact me.
More information about ELSNET can be found at our website
Please note that we have made an effort to prevent people from
receiving this message more than once, but if you are using more
than one email address or if you have multiple entries in our
directories, you may receive more than one copy. We apologize for
The list of addresses we are sending this letter to is an ad hoc
list. If you are not interested in being included in our
directories, you can just ignore this message (unless you want us
to delete you or your organisation from our directories). We will
not use this same list again for other mailings.
Steven Krauwer, ELSNET coordinator, UiL-OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht,
phone: +31 30 253 6050, fax: +31 30 253 6000, email: s.krauwer_(on)_elsnet.org