LT Application Areas

Current situation in 2006

Stimulating LT research for various application areas. National funding programs would provide the basis, and a Nordic/Baltic framework program for networking would provide the necessary regional infrastructure and communication.


  • Preference should be given to research funding that integrates all research groups in a given area for a given country, or the Nordic area as such, rather than supporting a centralized funding approach.
  • Sufficient funding for both long term (university) research and support for industrial development.
  • Good progress in the LT field needs support for joint projects and networks on the Nordic level.

Vision for 2016

LT modules will be integrated in multimedia systems (e.g. aligned with video systems for video retrieval) and the use quality of LT systems is high, so that the citizens of the region are able to access software-mediated services in their mother tongue.


  • services and applications for the society
    • (statistical) machine translation and automatic methods for multilingual information processing
    • information retrieval
      • public information tools adapted to the mobile life of users
      • cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) tools, focused CLIR tools for recent immigrants
      • bioinformatics
    • speech technology in multimodal applications
    • language learning

Key Area Magnitude of funding needed Parties involved Mode of cooperation
Several 5-10 MEUR per area public bodies, research partners, industry projects

-- KristerLinden - 12 Jun 2006

Topic revision: r1 - 2006-06-12 - KristerLinden
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