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5.1.26. Sweden

FLaReNet Summary

In Sweden, there is a Swedish centre for documentation and information on Language Technology, which presents a picture of most of the important research groups, organizations, companies and projects in the country, but also within Scandinavia including Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway (NorDokNet). A large effort has been devoted to Speech Technologies within the CTT (Center for Speech Technologies), from 1996 to 2006, gathering the KTH in Stockholm and 34 Swedish companies , and funded by Vinova, the Swedish Innovation Agency. The largest research entities in Sweden are the Department of Speech, Music and Hearing at KTH, Stockholm, the Centre for Language Technology (CLT) at Göteborg University, the Computational Linguistics Group at Stockholm University (Department of Linguistics), the GU Dialogue Systems Lab, composed of persons from the Department of Linguistics and Department of Computer Science at the University of Gothenburg, MALT- Models and Algorithms for Language Technology - at Växjö University, NLPLAB at Linköping University (Department of Computer Science). GSLT – the Swedish National Graduate School of Language Technology - is a collaboration between research and education in language technology in Sweden, coordinated by the Faculty of Arts at Göteborg University. Language Data are developed for the Swedish language in different places, and especially at Göteborg University (Department of Swedish., which includes the Language Bank with a large number of corpora, at the Language Technology group in Gothenburg and within the Human Language Technology Center, gathering KTH-Stockholm, the University of Stockholm and Uppsala University.

Several initiatives aim at gathering the activities on LRT in the Nordic countries, including a ”Working language planning and language technology in the Nordic countries” group, gathering experts of the field, the Northern European Association for Language Technology (NEALT, including a Special Interest Group on Language Technology Infrastructure (SigInfra), aiming at a coordinated Nordic participation in the Clarin infrastructure), the NorDokNet, coordinated by the Center for Sprogteknologi (CST), Denmark, SPIN, an interdisciplinary network of researchers in Scandinavia and Iceland, with a focus on language technology and information literacy in the Nordic languages.

Contact Point Input

National/Regional contact David House, KTH.

Programs

In Sweden, there is a Swedish centre for documentation and information on Language Technology, which presents a picture of most of the important research groups, organizations, companies and projects in the country with links to additional sites: http://sprakteknologi.se. See also the paper by B. Elenius and at LREC’2010[1].

 


[1] Kjell Elenius, Eva Forsbom, Beáta Megyesi, Language Resources and Tools for Swedish: A Survey, LREC 2010, Malta, 17-23 May 2010.