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EAGLES methodology

The basic idea behind EAGLES work is for the group to act as a catalyst in order to pool concrete results coming from current major European projects. Relevant common practices or upcoming standards are being used where appropriate as input to EAGLES work, particularly in the areas of lexicons, text encoding and speech. Numerous theories are being taken into account, where appropriate, as any recommendation for harmonisation must take into account the needs and nature of the different major contemporary theories. EAGLES is also drawing strong inspiration from the results of major projects whose results have contributed to advancing our understanding of harmonisation issues.

The major efforts in EAGLES concentrate on the following types of activities, which, as seen in the following, show how, along very general lines, the work is organised in the five working groups.