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Collaborative projects in the area of language engineering

Future Community RTD activities will help stimulate the information, communication and language industries to develop language processing technologies and resources to be incorporated in their products and services. A number of exploratory and preparatory actions will be carried out in 1994-1995, with a view to preparing the ground for further collaborative RTD projects. These actions will build on the achievements of earlier activities in the language processing area, create a bridge between the technologies developed under previous information and communications technology (ICT) programmes, and stimulate the application of these technologies through their integration in a user environment.

Projects will be supported in the following areas:

- Area 1: Preparatory phases of collaborative projects aiming to develop advanced demonstrators in application domains where language engineering technologies and components can significantly increase the usability, improve the functionality and broaden the scope of ICT products and services.

- Area 2: Preparatory phases of collaborative projects aiming to establish the organizational and technical conditions for the setting up of a shared Community infrastructure comprising networked collections and repositories of language data and the corresponding exploitation tools.

- Area 3: Preparatory phases of collaborative projects aiming to foster the definition, promotion and application of widely accepted standards, with a view to ensuring a higher degree of system interoperability and data portability across industrial and RTD language processing systems.

The topics covered by this call are described in detail in the background material available on request from the Commission services. In developing proposals, potential participants are invited to refer to this material. In principle, the duration of projects established under this call should not exceed 12 months.

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