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ACL
CETH
CHILDES
Collins Cobuild
Computational Linguistics Group @ Oxford
CECL
Dictionary Research Centre, Birmingham
Dictionary Research Centre, Macquarie
ELRA
ELSNET


ACL Association for Computational Linguistics
 

Coordination: ACL - Association for Computational Linguistics; President (2003): Mark Johnson
Design/Purpose: "The Association for Computational Linguistics is THE international scientific and professional society for people working on problems involving natural language and computation."

Projects:

  • Journal Computational Linguistics
Newsletter: no
Notes: Archives of the ACL are now available

CETH -Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities

Coordination: Brian Hancock , Rutger University
Design/Purpose: Production of eTexts in the Humanities
Projects:
  • Spectator Project
  • Caesar with Concordance
  • Electronic Journal of Boundary Elements
  • see more
Newsletter: no
Notes:

CHILDES - Child Language Data Exchange System

Coordination: CHILDES, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.
Design/Purpose: "The CHILDES system provides tools for studying conversational interactions. These tools include a database of transcripts, programs for computer analysis of transcripts, methods for linguistic coding,and systems for linking transcripts to digitized audio and video."

Projects:

  • Talkbank
Newsletter: no, but see their Overview of the CHILDES system. (PDF format)
Notes: "The data, programs, and manuals are freely accessible over the net and can also be obtained on CD-ROM"

Collins Cobuild

Coordination: "Cobuild is a department of HarperCollins Publishers [...]based at the University of Birmingham, UK"
Design/Purpose: "[S]ince 1980, we have carried out research into corpus-based lexicography. Throughout the 1980s, following the computational corpus-based approach to language analysis developed by Professor John Sinclair, Cobuild built up a large corpus of modern English, software tools to manipulate and analyse the corpus data, and a team of specialist corpus linguists and lexicographers."

Projects:

  • Bank of English
  • Wordbanks Online
  • Newsletter: no
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    Computational Linguistics Group@Oxford

    Coordination: Professor Stephen Pullman
    Design/Purpose: "The CLG comprises academics and graduate students (all of the latter are working toward a doctorate (D.Phil)) and is led by Professor Stephen Pulman.

    Our website contains information about the people in the group, the work in progress here, and CLG news - the latter is part of our forum/discussion-board which is open to all."

    Projects:

    • Grammar Learning Using Inductive Logic Programming
    • Intelligent Assessment of Examination Scripts
    • and lot's more. Check it out.
    Newsletter: The forum will serve as a news exchange.
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    Centre for Corpus Linguistics, Birmingham

    Coordination: Staff of the Centre for Corpus Linguistics at the university of Birmingham
    Design/Purpose: "The Centre for Corpus Linguistics (CCL), Department of English at the University of Birmingham was established in December 2000 by the newly appointed professor Wolfgang Teubert. The CCL carries forth the strong corpus linguistic tradition of Birmingham, dating back to the 70's, with the compilation of COBUILD, the first corpus-based general language dictionary. John Sinclair, the project leader, was one of the pioneers of corpus linguistics. "

    Projects:

    • Chinese-English Translation Base
    • Global English Monitor Corpus
    • TELRI
    • TRACTOR
    Newsletter: no
    Notes:

    Dictionary Research Centre (Birmingham)

    Coordination: Department of English, University of Birmingham
    Design/Purpose:  

    Projects:

    • Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language
    • corpus-based lexicography
    • bilingual and multilingual lexicography
    • the lexicographical description of collocation
    • the language of definitions
    • perceptions of dictionaries
    • metaphor and dictionaries
    Newsletter: no
    Notes:  

    Dictionary Research Centre (Macquarie University)

    Coordination: Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; director is Associate Professor Pam Peters
    Design/Purpose: "[The DRC] promotes systematic research in lexicography, lexicology, Australian English and English usage in general."
    Projects:
    • Corpus Linguistics
    • Lexicography
    • Australian English
    • more
    Newsletter: no
    Notes:  

    ELRA - EUROPEAN LANGUAGE RESOURCES ASSOCIATION

    Coordination: ELRA, Luxembourg
    Design/Purpose: "The overall goal of ELRA is to provide a centralized organization for the validation, management, and distribution of speech, text, and terminology resources and tools, and to promote their use within the European telematics R&TD community"

    Projects:

    European Language resources - Distribution Agency (ELDA)
    Newsletter: read their Newsletter: here
    Notes: website available in English and in French

    ELSNET - European Language and Speech Network

    Coordination: ELSNET office at Utrecht University, Netherlands
    Design/Purpose: Europe-based forum dedicated to human language technologies

    Projects:

    • HLT Central - Gateway to Speech & Language Technology Opportunities on the Web
    Newsletter: visit their news-section; subscription to ElsNews is free
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