The essentials of EAGLES

The Expert Advisory Group on Language Engineering Standards (EAGLES) is an initiative of the European Commission, within DG XIII Linguistic Research and Engineering programme, which aims to accelerate the provision of standards for: Numerous well-known companies, research centres, universities and professional bodies across the European Union are collaborating under the aegis of EC DGXIII to produce the EAGLES Guidelines which set out recommendations for de facto standards and for good practice in the above areas of language engineering.

The EAGLES initiative is coordinated by Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, Pisa, Italy which also manages the EAGLES home page and the EAGLES ftp server.

The work towards common specifications is carried out by five working groups:

These are concerned with firstly establishing common methodologies for the five areas of concern within EAGLES, in order to subsequently arrive at de facto standards.

For further information on EAGLES, you are invited to read an introductory document which gives information on the initiative in general and characterises the currently available documentation.

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