NOTICE TO ALL CORPUS LINGUISTS
Today an important new resource becomes available to the
community of corpus users.
- Corpora in TWENTY languages
- Parallel corpora in a variety of pairings
- Software for processing corpus evidence
- lexicons and other language-information resources
This is TRACTOR - and this is only the start!
The TRACTOR Network is launched on the 17th January 2000.
It is supported by grants from the European Commission.
You are invited to take a look at the archive,
and if you are interested, to join the TRACTOR User Community.
What is TRACTOR?
TRACTOR is the T ELRI (see below)
A rchive of
T ools and
It features monolingual and multilingual corpora and lexicons
in a wide variety of languages, currently including
The archive, network and user community are a key part of the TELRI
agenda to build links between the research communities in Western,
Central and Eastern Europe.
What it TELRI?
TELRI is the T rans-
Starting in 1996, TELRI has brought together a large and expert group of
scholars working in the field of language resources; it holds an annual
seminar, publishes newsletters etc.
TRACTOR has already amassed an impressive collection of data;
it aims to continue building up a large variety of corpus- and
lexicon-related software such as parsers, taggers, morphological
analyzers, corpus retrieval tools, concordancers and the like. All these
will be at the service of the world-wide community of users.
HOW TO USE TRACTOR
In order to download resources from the archive, you need to become a
member of the TRACTOR User Community (TUC).
For those who deposit resources with TRACTOR, access to the entire
collection is free. For others there is a small fee to establish
membership formally, so that the use of the archive can be controlled
and monitored in order to protect the intellectual property rights of
the resource providers.
FEES: Individuals and academic, public, or industrial organizations:
a nominal annual fee of 50 EURO (Western European members) or 20 EURO (rest of
Europe). Comparable conditions apply for members from outside Europe.
Members can download and use the resources for research purposes
without further charges. Users wishing to exploit the resources
commercially will be referred to the owners of the resources in order
to negotiate permission with them.
For all enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMEMBER the TRACTOR address:
The Tuscan Word Centre Vellano 409 51010 Pescia (PT) Italia
Telephone: +39 0572 409251 Fax: 409253 Office: 409900
IF ANY PROBLEM WITH THESE NUMBERS PLEASE TRY:
+39 0832 631319 (phone and fax) or +39 0832 261542
web page <www.twc.it>
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