Language Resources Infrastructure - II
The Concerted Action TELRI II is
a pan-European alliance of currently 28 focal national language (technology)
institutions with the emphasis on Central and Eastern European and NIS
countries. It is planned to extend this alliance during the course of the
Concerted Action with at least 3 new nodes in CEE/NIS.
TELRI II´s primary objectives
TELRI II will implement these objectives
in the following activities:
to strengthen the pan-European infrastructure
for the multilingual language research and development community;
to collect, promote, and make available
monolingual and multilingual language resources and tools for the extraction
of language data and linguistic knowledge;
to offer a customized comprehensive
service to academic and industrial users;
to prepare and organize research and
development projects focusing on translation aids, multilingual authoring
systems, and information retrieval;
to provide a forum where experts from
academia and industry share and assess tools and resources, assess software,
evaluate new trends, investigate alternative approaches, and engage in
to make available the expertise of
its partner institutions to the research community, to the public, and
to language industry.
The multilingual language technology
community, as a whole, and the dictionary, translation technology, terminology,
and information retrieval communities, in particular, will profit from
the TELRI II Accompanying Measure in various ways:
Networking: This work package
includes liaising with related
infrastructure activities, centres, and institutions,
promoting TELRI activities (newsletter,
webpage, TELRI list), and strengthening the permanent infrastructure of
the TELRI Association.
TELRI Seminars: The series of
successful TELRI seminars
will be continued with annual seminars
in CEE/NIS countries.
TRACTOR Service: This work package
comprises promotion, support, and availability of customized service to
the TRACTOR User Community.
TRACTOR Tools and Resources:
This work package focuses on the acquisition of attractive tools and resources
for TRACTOR, the TELRI Research Archive
of Computational Tools and Resources.
Organizing Joint Research: TELRI
partners will prepare European R&D projects with strong industrial
involvement focusing on multilingual language and terminology issues.
networking activities aim at raising the awareness of the language, translation,
and terminology industry. Special issue-oriented awareness drives will
help to disseminate the current state of the art, new concepts, and recent
As participants at the TELRI
Seminars, experts in the field will obtain a compact, up-to-date in-depth
analysis of one particular focal issue, they will meet key actors, and
they will be offered concrete support and cooperation by the TELRI alliance
of focal national language institutes.
As members of the TRACTOR
User Community, they will have access to a fast growing electronic archive
of attractive language resources, covering the whole of Europe, to tools
for extracting linguistic knowledge from this data, and to customized service,
including the creation of specific data and the development of specific
Since all results of TELRI II activities
will be published or made available in a suitable form and since they will
be strictly public domain, they will be at the disposal of every member
of the scientific community.