ELSNET Goes East
Type of Project: 
Funding Body: 
European Commission
Funding Programme: 
International Cooperation
Grant Agreement: 
Start Date: 
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Project Coordinator: 
Università degli Studi di Pisa
Project Chair: 
Antonio Zampolli

The project has the following objectives:

  • to create an information infrastructure;
  • to establish contacts by means of visits;
  • to improve access to information about hardware, software and "R&D-ware";
  • to allow access to the expertise on interdisciplinary research, the Language Engineering market and the co-operation between academic and industrial organizations;
  • to improve the training system.

The results of the activities carried out in the project that may be disseminated are the following ones:

  • information about academic and industrial sites in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as about educational programs in the area of Language and Speech => this information will be disseminated in the form of reports;
  • information about activities in the field => this information will be disseminated in paper format, through a newsletter, and in electronic format, through a newslist, FTP and the World Wide Web;
  • information for research purposes, such as corpora and speech and text databases => this information is not a direct result of the project; however, it will be distributed on CD-ROMs and through Internet servers and will be made accessible to new nodes in Central and Eastern Europe.