TAL was a research project aiming at satisfying the need of Language Resources for the Italian language by creating SI-TAL (Sistema Integrato per il Trattamento Automatico del Linguaggio), a set of components integrated relating to the sector of Natural Language Processing (NLP):
- a lexical-semantic network for the Italian language (ItalWordNet);
- a corpus annotated at various linguistic levels (TreSSI);
- supporting tools for the prototyping of architectures for NLP applications (SiSSa);
- a corpus of dialogues annotated at various linguistic levels (Dialoghi Annotati);
- tools for advanced vocal interfaces (Interfacce Vocali).
Language resources were created, managed and used by various software components and were designed in order that they could be interfaced each other.
They were conceived as a common design which was able to provide answers in the communication contexts where the most urgent applications at the industrial, commercial and social strategic level were placed.