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5.1.19. Malta

FLaReNet Summary

The Maltese Language Resource Server (MLRS) is a national project run by MCST and coordinated by the University of Malta (Department of Intelligent Computer Systems, Institute of Linguistics) whose primary aim is make basic language resources for Maltese available to the public. The Maltese Foundation for Information Technology Access (FITA) is collaborating with a number of organizations (University of Malta, Department of Computer Communications Engineering and Institute of Linguistics) and obtained ERDF funding necessary for the creation of Maltese Speech Engine software. The SPAN project aims at creating an annotated corpus of spoken Maltese. It is funded by the University of Malta and coordinated by the Institute of Linguistics. There exists a Council for the Maltese Language.

Contact Point Input

National/Regional contact: Mike Rosner, Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Malta.

Programs

  - The Maltese Language Resource Server (MLRS) is a national project run by MCST and coordinated by the University of Malta (Department of Intelligent Computer Systems, Institute of Linguistics) whose primary aim is make basic language resources for Maltese available to the public. http://mlrs.cs.um.edu.mt.

  - Maltese Speech Engine – The Maltese Foundation for Information Technology Access (FITA) is collaborating with a number of organizations (University of Malta, Department of Computer Communications Engineering and Institute of Linguistics) and obtained ERDF funding necessary for the creation of Maltese Speech Engine software.

  - METANET4U: The objective of this project is to contribute to the establishment of a pan-European digital platform that makes available language resources and services, encompassing both datasets and software tools, for speech and language processing, and supports a new generation of exchange facilities for them. Partners University of Lisbon, INESC-ID, University Ioan Cuza, Romania, Romanian Academy of Sciences, University of Malta, Technical University of Catalonia, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Web address is forthcoming.

  - CLARIN: a large-scale pan-European collaborative effort to create, coordinate and make language resources and technology available and readily usable. CLARIN offers scholars the tools to allow computer-aided language processing, addressing one or more of the multiple roles language plays (i.e. carrier of cultural content and knowledge, instrument of communication, component of identity and object of study) in the Humanities and Social Sciences. http://www.um.edu.mt/ict/clarin/.

  - SPAN (Speech Annotation for Maltese Corpora): The SPAN project aims at creating an annotated corpus of spoken Maltese. Funded by the University of Malta and coordinated by the Institute of Linguistics http://www.um.edu.mt/linguistics/research/span.

There is a Council for the Maltese Language : http://www.kunsilltalmalti.gov.mt/.