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Prize for Best PhD Thesis 2006 to GSLT student by editorial staff — last modified 2007-05-22 10:17

Magnus Sahlgren has been awarded the prize for the best PhD thesis 2006 by the Faculty of Humanities at Stockholm University. Magnus defended his PhD thesis on "The Word-Space Model" in the spring 2006. The prize comes with 20,000 SEK.

Blark: questionnaire on language resources by editorial staff — last modified 2007-05-11 13:48

Do you wish it would be easier to find Swedish language resources to use in applications or for educational purposes? You can contribute to this by answering a questionnaire. Research and development...

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Readspeaker recognized by Tim O’Reilly by editorial staff — last modified 2007-05-09 15:30

Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media and inventor of ”Web 2.0”, writes about the speech synthesis service Readspeaker at O'Reilly radar. O’Reilly Media owns some of the world's most...

[Read more] [external link] gives translations between English and Swedish by editorial staff — last modified 2007-04-25 10:06 is a freely available word list for translations between Swedish and English. It translates both words and abbreviations, corrects misspellings, shows examples of word use and gives the correct pronounciation. Users ca add new words, abbreviations and terms.

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Lionbridge Translation Management Platform is the Fastest Growing Language Technology Solution in 2006 by editorial staff — last modified 2007-03-26 14:54

Logoport, the linguistic engine behind Freeway, now supports more than 10,000 users worldwide just one year after its public release. Contributors in the Logoport community include client teams, project managers, translators, and engineers via secure web connections. Read more.

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IBM looks for LT students by editorial staff — last modified 2007-01-12 11:06

The IBM Development Center Boeblingen/Germany is looking for students supporting us in the field of text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition and dialog application design. The applicant...

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The ACL has created a new wiki specifically for Computational Linguistics by editorial staff — last modified 2006-12-14 14:23

The wiki is running under the auspices of The Association for Computational Linguistics. The purpose of this wiki is to facilitate the sharing of information on all aspects of Computational Linguistics: it contains not only articles about corpus linguistics, speech recognition and so on, but also information about conferences, mailing lists and other useful information.

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EuroMatrix: Statistical and hybrid machine translation between all European languages by editorial staff — last modified 2006-12-14 14:11

EUROMATRIX aims at a major push in machine translation technology applying the most advanced MT technologies systematically to all pairs of EU languages. Special attention will be paid to the...

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IBM speaks English by editorial staff — last modified 2006-12-14 13:53

Researchers at IBM have developed a web-based, interactive language technology to help people who speak English as a second language to improve their verbal skills. The technology evaluates...

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Google releases their database of N-grams by editorial staff — last modified 2006-12-05 13:26

Google Research have been using word n-gram models for a variety of R&D projects, such as statistical machine translation, speech recognition, spelling correction, entity detection, information extraction, and others. The database of N-grams is now made available for others to use.

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5 PhD scholarships available in language technology and cognitive systems by editorial staff — last modified 2006-11-13 10:05

Up to 5 PhD Scholarships Available in "Language Technology and Cognitive Systems" at International Research Training Group, Saarbruecken - Edinburgh.The International Research Training Group...

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Nordic Language Technology Expert Panel Report by editorial staff — last modified 2006-11-10 13:54

The Nordic Council of Ministers has commissioned a ten-year plan in the form of an expert panel report for making the Nordic Countries a leading region in languagetechnology. The report, SpråkVis,...

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Human Language Technologies for Europe by editorial staff — last modified 2006-11-10 13:54

EU report on LT and the multilingual information society in Europe

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The project Tvärsök gets more research money by editorial staff — last modified 2006-09-21 13:36

Vinnova (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems) is a State authority that aims to promote growth and prosperity throughout Sweden. Vinnova has now given the research project Tvärsök some extra 1,220,000 SEK. The project's aim is to develop a technology, and commercial products, where information retrieval in one language generates results in other languages as well.

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Readspeaker won prize at Vocal Expo by editorial staff — last modified 2006-08-17 10:30

Vocal Expo, the first speech technology event organised in Paris, awarded Readspeaker with a prize in the "Best application" category for its Publishers service. Readspeaker Pubishers is a new white-label service which enables online content providers to propose personnalised podcasts to their visitors.

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Jobb på Vocab by Peter Nilsson — last modified 2006-08-02 17:06

Vocab söker en teknisk chef. Läs mer här. (pdf)

Readspeaker launches pod service for newspapers by editorial staff — last modified 2006-08-14 12:12

The on-line version of the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung is now read aloud by Acapela's speech synthesis and made available as a service by Readspeaker. This new...

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New Swedish LT conference this autumn by editorial staff — last modified 2006-06-13 09:21

The first Swedish Language Technology Conference will take place at the Wallenberg Centre in Göteborg on Friday-Saturday, the 27th and 28th of October, 2006. This conference will hopefully be the first in a series of conferences to be organized in Sweden in non-Nodalida years. Both academic and non-academic participants are welcome. Read more under Upcoming events.

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Nodalida 2005 now published by editorial staff — last modified 2006-06-06 16:56

The electronic proceedings of the 15th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, NODALIDA, with 30 articles based on presentations at last year's conference in Joensuu are available for...

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New Danish book on LT by editorial staff — last modified 2006-06-02 12:54

Center for Sprogteknologi (Centre for Language Technology) in Denmark has just published the very first comprehensive book on LT.

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