Welcome to the homepage of the Language Engineering sector of the
Telematics Applications Programme
within the Fourth Framework.
The aim of Language Engineering is to facilitate the use of telematics applications and to increase the possibilities for communication in and between European languages. RTD work focuses on pilot projects that integrate language technologies into information and communications applications and services. A key objective is to improve their ease of use and functionality and broaden their scope across different languages.
ABOUT LANGUAGE ENGINEERING
If you are unfamiliar with LE, you can read about the
elements of language technology,
in the information age
and for you
as a citizen.
You can also learn how language technology is
harnessing the power
of language and the
state of the art.
PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
The history of LE under the 3rd and 4th frameworks
charts development of the sector.
As implementation of the
Programme (1994-98) draws to a close the Commission has proposed an outline for the
5th Framework Programme.
The future and crucial
role of language technologies in a
developing information society is now under discussion.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
RTD projects address a range of market opportunities;
public interest support,
education and training,
information services and
international business support.
Language resources are an essential component of language enabled systems.
Resource development projects
within the sector work to develop terminology, corpora and lexicons,
speech databases, semantic networks and the tools and
documentation to use them.
STANDARDISATION & TESTING
To maintain a stable but evolving base for LE resources, applications
standardisation projects and actions
build concensus and develop guidelines, tools and standards.
An extensive network of companies, research centres, universities and
professional bodies are collaborating as
advisory group on standards.
INFRASTRUCTURE & SUPPORT
The sector's infrastructure is based on the work of,
the clearing house for language resources,
assessing supply and demand for LE and identifying new opportunities,
promoting and supporting work within the sector.
calls for project proposals, the LE sector's
programme of work,
and European Union papers and reports.
REPORTS, SURVEYS, PRODUCTS & MARKET
Commissioned reports, topical papers, and surveys related to LE.
Additional information can be found on
NEWS & EVENTS
News from the LE sector and around the world, including
events and exhibitions
of LE applications and services, and
INDEXES & GUIDES
To help you find your way around this site, a
map and indexes of
organisations participating in projects.
There is also a guide to who's who in LE.
For more information about the Language Engineering Sector use the
Feedback and Queries entry form or contact:
European Commission, DG XIII-E5, Office EUFO 0-176, Rue Alcide de Gasperi,
Plateau du Kirchberg, L-2920 Luxembourg
Fax: +352 4301 34999 Tel: +352 4301 32886