LINGUIST List 15.713

Fri Feb 27 2004

FYI: ELRA News: Antonio Zampolli Prize

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  1. Magali Jeanmaire, ELRA News: Antonio Zampolli Prize

Message 1: ELRA News: Antonio Zampolli Prize

Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 18:43:12 +0100
From: Magali Jeanmaire <>
Subject: ELRA News: Antonio Zampolli Prize

The European Language Resources Association (ELRA) is pleased
to announce the establishment of the:

 *** Antonio Zampolli Prize ***

 Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of
 Language Resources and Language Technology Evaluation
 within Human Language Technologies

The ELRA Board has decided to create a prize to honour the memory of
its first president, Antonio Zampolli, a pioneer and visionary
scientist who was internationally recognized in the field of
computational linguistics and Human Language Technologies (HLT). He
also contributed much through the establishment of ELRA and the LREC
conference. To reflect Antonio Zampolli's specific interest in our
field, the Prize will be awarded to individuals whose work lies within
the areas of Language Resources and Language Technology Evaluation
with acknowledged contributions to their advancements.

The prize will be awarded for the first time in May 2004 at the LREC
2004 conference in Lisbon (24-30 May, 2004). Completed nominations
should be sent to the ELRA CEO and arrive by 29th March 2004.

The European Language Resources Association (ELRA) was established as
a non-profit organisation in Luxembourg in February, 1995. ELRA is the
driving force that makes language resources available for language
engineering R&D and evaluation worldwide. In order to achieve this
goal, ELRA activities include the identification, distribution,
collection, validation, standardisation, and promotion of the
production of language resources. ELRA also supports the establishment
of infrastructures for HLT evaluation. Following in the steps of
Antonio, ELRA continues to work to develop the field of language
resources and language technology evaluation.

For additional information about the Antonio Zampolli Prize and ELRA,
we invite you to visit our web site, at .


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