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5.3.7. China

FLaReNet Summary

Although the activities on HLT are important in China, there is no big on-going national projects on HLT or LR. The Chinese LDC association distributes LR mostly in Chinese, while the Speech Ocean company produces and distributed LR in many languages.

Contact Point Input

National/Regional contact: Chengqing Zong, National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition.

Programs

Although the activities on HLT are important in China, which organized this year the COLING conference, there is no big on-going national projects on HLT or LR, apart from some small NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China) projects. Some projects are supported by the MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology of China), through the "863 Program" and the "National Basic Research Program of China".