LINGUIST List 14.1871

Sat Jul 5 2003

FYI: Langs & Technology, Endangered Langs

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  1. duclaux, Lang & Technology Conference
  2. info, Endangered Languages Documentation Programme - 2003 Call for Proposals - Reminder

Message 1: Lang & Technology Conference

Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 03:05:12 +0000
From: duclaux <>
Subject: Lang & Technology Conference

LangTech 2003 

Date: 24-Nov-2003 - 25-Nov-2003
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Magali Jeanmaire
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

LangTech 2003 is the second edition of the European forum for speech
and language technology. It offers a unique platform for the HLT
community, bringing developers and entrepreneurs together with
integrators, investors and users. LangTech 2003 focuses on the
technical and commercial aspects related to existing speech and
language technologies.

LangTech 2003 Europe's language technology and industry event
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ELDA, Evaluations and Language Resources Distribution Agency, is
organising the 2nd edition of the European Forum for Language
Technology, LangTech 2003:

This forum is dedicated to individuals and organisations, both
industrial and academic, involved in the development, deployment and
exploitation of spoken and written language technologies. This
exciting and informative event will be held in Paris:

Meridien Montparnasse Hotel, on November 24-25 2003. 

LangTech 2003 will capitalise on previous achievements, and address
the state of play from an industrial and R&D perspective. It will
demonstrate the potential for language and speech technologies to help
improve business processes. Areas where language technologies are
already widely used include machine translation, document retrieval,
voice-control, speech recognition and digital content localisation.

In addition to key presentations from leading industrial players,
LangTech 2003 will include ''elevator pitch'' sessions to give
speech/language technology SMEs and start-ups an opportunity to
present their companies and products. If you would like to submit a
proposal to participate in these sessions, We invite you to contact us

In addition, an exhibition will be organised during the two-day
conference, where cutting-edge companies can showcase their products,
services and applications. Please take full advantage of the LangTech
2003 exhibition area to showcase your products, meet your clients, and
promote your activities. You can contact us, at
Special early Bird rate for exhibitors booking before August 1, 2003:
Euro 3000.

More information about SME presentations and registration for LangTech
2003 are available via the official conference web site, at

Registrations received before August 1, 2003 will benefit from a
discounted early bird delegate fee of Euro 525 (Academic rate: Euro
325, Special price for Delegates from Accession countries) - a 100
Euro discount!

If you would like to find more about the sponsorship opportunities
offered to our partners, please contact us at


The pace of commercial deployment and near-market maturity of speech
and language technologies over the last few years led to the initial
LangTech 2002 last September in Berlin so as to showcase advancements
and bring developers, entrepreneurs and researchers together with
integrators, investors and corporations.

LangTech 2002 was attended by some 330 participants from over 30
countries and across five continents. The programme featured
presentations given by representatives of over 70 companies, from 20
nations. Most importantly, nearly two-thirds of LangTech attendees
came from industry or commercial concerns. The programme also included
keynotes from major industry players, as well as 23 SME elevator pitch
sessions which aimed to attract customer and/or venture capital
interest, and an exhibition, in which 20 European companies
participated. Complete information on LangTech 2002 can be viewed
from the dedicated web site:

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Message 2: Endangered Languages Documentation Programme - 2003 Call for Proposals - Reminder

Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 11:22:05 +0100
From: info <>
Subject: Endangered Languages Documentation Programme - 2003 Call for Proposals - Reminder

(Apologies for any cross-postings)

Endangered Languages Documentation Programme
2003 Call for Proposals - Reminder

Please note that the deadline for Preliminary applications to the 2003
funding round of the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme is
8th August.

A full timetable, application details and forms can be found at

Please address any queries to Ellen Potts, Research Support Officer,
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