LINGUIST List 13.130

Mon Jan 21 2002

FYI: East Asian Languages, Language Technologies

Editor for this issue: Marie Klopfenstein <>


  1. Yi Li, SPEAC announcement
  2. Mahtab Nikkhou, ELDA promotes EUROMAP Language Technologies in France

Message 1: SPEAC announcement

Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 11:38:06 -0800
From: Yi Li <>
Subject: SPEAC announcement

2002 SPEAC
Summer Programs East Asian Concentration

Intensive Chinese/ Japanese Languages
(June 24August 27)
Chinese/ Japanese Teacher Training
(June 24August 8)

The Ohio State University Department of East Asian Languages and 
Literatures, in conjunction with the OSU National East Asian Languages 
Resource Center, is offering intensive summer programs for learners of 
Japanese/Chinese, and teachers of Chinese/ Japanese languages during the 
summer of 2002. The 10-week intensive Chinese (Levels I and IV) and 
Japanese (Levels I, II, and IV) language programs allow learners to 
complete the equivalent of a full academic year of language study and earn 
15 credit hours. The Training Programs for Teachers of Chinese/Japanese 
(15 graduate credits) provide lectures, master classes, workshops, and 
hands-on teaching practice over 7 weeks.

Applicants who submit their application materials prior to March 15, 2002, 
will receive priority consideration for admission and 
fellowships. Fellowships are available to a limited number of qualified 
applicants on a competitive basis. Final deadline is April 5, 2002. The 
deadlines for international students are: February 15 (for priority 
consideration) and March 1, 2002 (final deadline).

For more information and application, please contact: SPEAC 
Coordinator, Foreign Language Center, The Ohio State University, 276 Cunz 
Hall, 1841 Millikin Rd., Columbus, OH 43210. Tel: (614) 688-3426 or 
292-4361. Fax: (614) 292-2682. E-mail: Please visit our 
web site to get more information about SPEAC: 

Application instructions, application forms and reference forms are available from our web site.
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Message 2: ELDA promotes EUROMAP Language Technologies in France

Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 10:13:29 +0100
From: Mahtab Nikkhou <>
Subject: ELDA promotes EUROMAP Language Technologies in France

EUROMAP Language Technologies
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Paris, France, 18th January 2002 - We are pleased to announce that the
European Commission has selected ELDA (the European Language resources
Distribution Agency) to promote language engineering in France in the
framework of EUROMAP Language Technologies (LT).

Since October 2001, ELDA is the French National Focal Point for the EUROMAP
LT project which aims to provide awareness, bridge-building and
market-enabling services to boost opportunities for market take-up of the
results of national and European HLT RTD projects. The key focus is on
accelerating the rate of technology transfer from the research base to the
market by creating communities of interest from established and emerging
players in the development and value chain.

The project is currently implemented by a team of eleven National Focal
Points in Austria, Belgium/Netherlands, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom.

Each NFP will draw on the skills and knowledge gained in previous HLT
awareness-raising actions to achieve the following objectives:
 * increase the number of projects that deliver ready-for-market results;
 * accelerate awareness of the benefits of HLT enabled systems, services
and applications within user sectors, policy makers and national
 * boost the number of best-of-class technology developers participating
in research projects;
 * improve the relevance of project targets and technology supplier/user
 * improve the match between HLT design and supplier/end user
 * facilitate user partnerships and communities for beta testing,
demonstration, real-time utilisation monitoring and other close-to-market
application activities.

To find our more about EUROMAP LT please look at: and

Contact Point in France
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Mahtab Nikkhou
Language Resources Project Manager
ELDA The European Language Resources distribution Agency
55-57, rue Brillat Savarin, 75013 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 43 13 33 33, Fax: +33 1 43 13 33 30
Centralwebsite :

Central Contact:
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Bente Maegaard
Center for Sprogteknologi
Njalsgade 80 DK-2300 KF8benhavn S
Tel: +45 35 32 90 90

***About ELRA/ELDA***

The European Language Resources Association (ELRA) is a non-profit making
organisation, founded by the European Commission in 1995, with the mission
of providing a clearing house for Language Resources.

The European Language Resources distribution Agency (ELDA) is ELRA92s
operational body. ELDA collects, markets, evaluates and distributes
Language Resources, along with the dissemination of general information in
the field of Language Engineering.

ELDA has considerable knowledge and skills in HLT applications, and has
participated in many EU-funded and French-supported projects such as
Amaryllis, Prisme, C-ORAL-ROM, Network DC, ISLE, Speecon, Speechdat Car,
LRsP&P etc.
To find out more about ELRA and ELDA please look at :

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Mahtab Nikkhou
Language Resources Project manager
ELDA The European Language Resources distribution Agency
55-57, rue Brillat Savarin, 75013 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 43 13 33 33, Fax: +33 1 43 13 33 30
Central website :
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