ELRA releases free linguistic resources

ELRA plays a leading role in distribution and sharing of Language Resources (LRs) within the Human Language Science and Technology Community http://www.elra.info/Free-LRs,26.html. Over the last decade, ELRA has compiled a large list of resources that constituted its Catalogue of LRs. ELRA has negotiated distribution rights with the LR owners and made such resources available under fair conditions and a clear legal framework.

Considering the latest trends on easing the sharing of LRs, from both legal and commercial points of view, ELRA is taking a major role in META-SHARE, a large European open infrastructure for sharing LRs. Such an infrastructure will allow LR owners, providers and distributors to distribute their LRs through an additional and cost-effective channel. Anticipating users’ expectations, ELRA has decided to offer a large number of resources for free for Academic research use. Such an offer will consist of several sets of speech, text and multimodal resources that will be regularly released, for free, as soon as legal aspects are cleared.

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