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European Network in Language and Speech

Objective

ELSNET's goal is to help coordinate European research and postgraduate training activities promoting the development of speech and natural language (NL) technology. The long-term technological goal is the construction of integrated multilingual speech and NL systems with unrestricted coverage of both spoken and written language. In the shorter term, the Network's efforts contribute towards increasing the industrial take-up of existing language technologies and creating the necessary human and software resources for a competitive European language industry.

STRUCTURE

The Network is made up of nine managing nodes and a larger number of associate nodes. Managing nodes act as a contact point between the associate nodes for which they have responsibility (this being organised primarily on a geographical basis) and the Network's executive board. The executive board comprises representatives from each managing node and task group, an industrial representative, and a representative from the European Commission. The board is chaired by the ELSNET coordinator. General administration is carried out by a senior academic (the ELSNET coordinator) and an administrative assistant, presently located at the University of Edinburgh.

ACTIVITIES

ELSNET's main activities are organised around four task groups concerned with research coordination, training and mobility, language and speech resources, and industrial links.

Coordinator

University of Edinburgh
Address
Old College South Bridge
EH1 1HN Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Participants (34)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Fibigerstraede, 13
9220 Aalborg East
CENTER FOR SPROGTEKNOLOGI
Denmark
Address
Njalsgade 80
2300 Copenhagen
CRIN
France
Address
Boulevard Des Aiguillettes
54506 Vandoeuvre-les-nancy
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address

91406 Orsay
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address
Université De Provence 29 Avenue Robert Schumann
13621 Aix-en-provence
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address
118 Route De Narbonne
31062 Toulouse
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER KUENSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
Address
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
66123 Saarbrücken
Defence Research Agency (DRA)
United Kingdom
Address
St Andrews Road
WR14 3PS Malvern
Fondazione "Ugo Bordoni"
Italy
Address
Via Baldassarre Castiglione 59
00142 Roma
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
Germany
Address
Egerlandstraße 7
91058 Erlangen
INST FOR LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING
Greece
Address
Margari, 22
11525 Athenes
INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES
Portugal
Address
Apartado 10105, Rua Alves Redol, 9
1017 Lisboa
ISSCO
Switzerland
Address
54 Route Des Acacias
1227 Geneve
Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble
France
Address
46 Avenue Félix Viallet
38031 Grenoble
Irst
Italy
Address
Pante Di Povo
38100 Trento
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
Netherlands
Address
Hogeschoollaan, 225, 10153
5000 LE Tilburg
KTH
Sweden
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vaeg, 31, 70014
10044 Stockholm
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET CENTER
Denmark
Address
, 260
4000 Roskilde
RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitätsstraße 150
44780 Bochum
UNIVERSITAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
Camino De Vera
46071 Valencia
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Pfaffenwaldring 57
70550 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Liebiggasse, 4
1010 Wien
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Campus De Montegancedo
28660 Madrid
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Spui, 21, 19268
1000 GG Amsterdam
UNIVERSITEIT VAN UTRECHT
Netherlands
Address
Trans 14, Binnenstand
3512 JK Utrecht
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Upper Merrion Str.
Dublin 4
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address

26500 Rion-patras
University College London
United Kingdom
Address
Wolfson House 4 Stephenson Way
NW1 2HE London
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Address
Free School Lane
CB2 3RF Cambridge
University of Essex
United Kingdom
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)
United Kingdom
Address
Sackville Street
M60 1QD Manchester
University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
Address
Mappin Street
S1 3JD Sheffield
Università degli Studi di Pisa
Italy
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43
56100 Pisa
Universität Hamburg
Germany
Address
Moorweidenstraße 18
20148 Hamburg