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A Multi-Functional Standardised Lexicon for European Community Languages

Objective

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.

Coordinator

TRIUMPH ADLER AG
Address
Hundingstraße 11B
90431 Nürnberg
Germany

Participants (13)

Cap Gemini Innovation
France
Address
86/90 Rue Thiers
92513 Boulogne-billancourt
L-CUBE INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Mpotassi, 2
10682 Athenes
Lexicon
Italy
Address
Via Roma 33
84100 Salerno
NEDERLANDSE PHILIPS BEDRIJVEN BV
Netherlands
Address
Prof. Holstlaan, 4
5656 AA Eindhoven
RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitätsstraße 150
44780 Bochum
SIEMENS AG
Germany
Address
Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 München
SIEMENS NIXDORF INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPAIN SPAI
Spain
Address
Luis Muntadas, 5
08940 Cornella De Ll.
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS VII DENIS DIDEROT
France
Address
Place Jussieu 2
Paris
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan, 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)
United Kingdom
Address
Sackville Street
M60 1QD Manchester
Università degli Studi di Pisa
Italy
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43
56100 Pisa
Université de Grenoble I (Université Joseph Fourier)
France
Address

38041 Grenoble
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS - UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
Address
Domagkstrasse 5
48129 Muenster