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Category:   E-Conf
From:   euromap BE/NL
Email:   euromap_(on)_ntu.nl
Date received:   15 Mar 2002
Start date:   26 Sep 2002

-------------------------------------------------------------------- LANGTECH 2002 IN BERLIJN *************************** LangTech 2002: The New European Forum for Language Technology An exciting new event dedicated to the market for innovation in language and speech technologies in Europe and beyond. LangTech 2002 will be held on 26-27 September 2002 at the Hotel Schweizerhof in Berlin. Register at http://www.lang-tech.org/ to get regular updates and the latest news. LangTech 2002 is the international forum for people and organisations involved in the development, deployment and exploitation of spoken and written language technologies in real world applications. It will feature keynote talks from leading players, presentations from a wide range of developers and solution providers, panel discussions of key issues affecting the market in Europe and beyond, and an exhibition of applications, products, services and research prototypes. Special sessions will enable start-up companies to promote and pitch their products and services and explore funding possibilities. LangTech 2002 will feature relevant developments in many aspects of speech and language technology: TECHNOLOGIES: existing language technologies that are ready for deployment. SOLUTIONS: new market ready or close to market solutions. TRANSFER: case studies of successful language technology transfer. EXPLOITATION: best-practice reports on exploitation. MARKETING: success stories on the marketing of language technology products. FINANCING: venture capital for language technology companies. TRENDS: new trends in research and future market opportunities. LangTech 2002 will cover a wide range of language technologies with three focus areas: VOICE SOLUTIONS: for the control of software and machinery, customer relationship management, systems for the handicapped and multimodal communication in an ambient intelligence setting. KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS: for information and knowledge management, content management, e-learning, document authoring and management. MULTILINGUAL SOLUTIONS: for software localisation, automatic text translation, translation memories, interactive speech translation and crosslingual information retrieval. LangTech 2002 will specifically address the following people and organisations involved in the development, deployment and exploitation of speech and language technologies: DEVELOPERS: industrial developers from SMEs and large corporations. INTEGRATORS: service providers and integrators of language technology applications. ENTREPRENEURS: founders and managers of language technology start-up companies. RESEARCHERS: scientists/technologists from academia, research centres and industry. FACILITATORS: decision-makers, analysts, technology transfer specialists. INVESTORS: venture capital providers and investment banks. MEDIA: media representatives and technology information providers. Demonstrations of applications, products, services and research prototypes will be featured in the exhibition, and the forum will provide ample opportunities for face-to-face meetings with potential users, providers, partners and investors. LangTech 2002 will also offer pre-conference tutorials on new methods and hot technology developments. LangTech 2002 is organised by EUROMAP Language Technologies, assisted by the German National Competence Center for Language Technology funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Investmentbank Berlin, the European Network of Excellence in Human Language Technologies (ELSNET) and several other corporate sponsors.

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