The aim of this project is to answer the need for a universal, standardised lexicographic format for European languages, together with a number of software conversion packages, leading to the general re-usability of existing and future lexical resources, for use in a variety of applications such as publishing, machine translation, optical character recognition, speech understanding and information retrieval.
There is a need for a universal, standardized lexicographic format for European languages, together with a number of software conversion packages, leading to the general reusability of existing and future lexical resources. The project takes into account the results of past activities such as EUROTRA 7, and is creating synergies with current activities in ESPRIT, EUREKA and LRE programmes.
The work in this project has been divided in 2 phases. During the first phase, which was coordinated by Cap Gemini Innovation, a standrd MULTILEX internal format (MIF) was defined, with detailed descriptions at the monolingual, multilingual and terminological levels. Agreements have been reached between MULTILEX and 2 ongoing EUREKA projects, namely GENELEX and EUROLANG. Links among these projects and with others will be pursued in EAGLES, an expert working group setup in the linguistic research and engineering (LRE) programme.
In the second pahse of the project, coordinated by Triumph-Adler (TA), the industrial partners will implement a number of applications based on the standard defined in the first phase, to validate its concept and demonstrate its use.
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