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ELRA’s missions are to promote language resources for the Human Language Technology (HLT) sector, and to evaluate language engineering technologies. To achieve these two major missions, we offer a range of services, listed below and described in the "Services around Language Resources" section:

- Identification of language resources
- Promotion of the production of language resources
- Production of language resources
- Validation of language resources
- Evaluation of systems, products, tools, etc., related to language resources
- Distribution of language resources
- Standardisation

The promotion of the production of language resources also includes our support of the infrastructure for evaluation campaigns and our support in developing a scientific field of language resources and evaluation, e.g. via the LREC conference.

Many of these tasks among which distribution and evaluation are being carried out by our distribution agency ELDA (Evaluations and Language resources Distribution Agency).

ELRA also regularly conducts market studies and surveys in the field of HLT, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, distributed not only to its members but also to a large number of people in the HLT community.

In doing so, ELRA participates in the development of HLT and promotes HLT among the players on national, European and international levels.

ELRA receives the META Prize at the META-FORUM 2011

Latest articles

Vienna Declaration of ELRA on Copyright exception for Language Resources Use for research purpose

Monday 5 May 2014, by elra // Licenses

ELRA – FLARENET Vienna Declaration for a doctrine of fair use in Europe
Vienna, 12th and 13th February 2009
[; Exception to the Copyright Law
Fair Use for Research purposes of copyrighted (…) Read more

Opening of the ISLRN Portal

Thursday 3 April 2014, by elra // International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN)

Press Release - Immediate - Paris, France, April 3, 2014
Opening of the ISLRN Portal
ELRA, LDC, and (…) Read more

3rd Less Resourced Languages Workshop at LTC2013

Friday 10 January 2014, by elra // Events

The 3rd Less Resourced Languages Workshop, a joint LTC-ELRA-FLaReNet-META-NET event, organized by Zygmunt (…) Read more

Establishing the ISLRN

Friday 13 December 2013, by elra // NLP12 Meeting

Press Release - Immediate - Paris, France, December 13, 2013
Establishing the International Standard (…) Read more

Workshop Location

Friday 13 December 2013, by elra // ELRA Worshop on Sharing LRs

ELRA International workshop on Sharing Language Resources
Hosted by ELRA in Paris on Tuesday and (…) Read more