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5.1.8. Estonia

FLaReNet Summary

The National Program for Estonian Language Technology was launched in 2006 for 5 years. There have been similar national programs (each time with a slightly different focus) concerning HLT in previous years and since the current one is going to end within this year, there will be a new one starting next year and presently under preparation. Main activities are conducted in Computer Linguistics at the University of Tartu and at the Laboratory of Phonetics and Speech Technology in Tallinn University of Technology. LRT is also included in the Estonian Research Infrastructures Roadmap 2010, under the Center of Estonian Language Resources.

Contact Point Input

National/Regional contact: Einar Meister, Laboratory of Phonetics and Speech Technology, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology.
National/Regional contact: Krista Liin, University of Tartu.

Programs

The National Program for Estonian Language Technology was launched in 2006 for 5 years. The web site of the program is http://www.keeletehnoloogia.ee (it also has some information available in English). E. Meister is vice-director of the management committee of the program. The program will be presented at the Baltic HLT conference in Riga, Latvia, October 7-8, 2010, and on November 25-26, 2010, there will be a national HLT-conference in Tartu, where all projects financed by the program will be presented. There have been similar national programs (each time with a slightly different focus) concerning HLT in previous years and since the current one is going to end with this year, there will be a new one starting next year and presently under preparation.

Apart from the Estonian Language Technology Program Web site, there is no Estonian LRT activity registry. The more detailed and up-to-date information is usually found on the working group's web page, such as Computer Linguistics at the University of Tartu (http://www.cl.ut.ee) or the Laboratory of Phonetics and Speech Technology in Tallinn University of Technology (http://www.phon.ioc.ee).

LRT is also included in the Estonian Research Infrastructures Roadmap 2010, under the Center of Estonian Language Resources.