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COLLATE: Competence Center in Speech and Language Technology

By Joanne Capstick, Thierry Declerck, Gregor Erbach, Anthony Jameson, Brigitte Jörg, Reinhard Karger, Hans Uszkoreit, Wolfgang Wahlster, and Tillmann Wegst (2002)

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain.


This paper presents the structure and activitities of the recently established Competence Center in Speech and Language Technology in Saarbrücken. The objectives of the Competence Center are to provide a comprehensive information service about speech and language technologies, including live demonstrations of the most important language technology (LT) systems, and to advance the state of the art in the evaluation of LT systems for real-world applications. The Competence Center comprises the following components: 1. the Virtual Information Center Language Technology World (, the world’s most comprehensive information resource about speech and language technology, 2. the Demonstration Center in Saarbrücken, which offers interested parties the possibility to play and experiment with different speech and language technologies, or to attend guided demonstrations, 3. the Evaluation Center, which conducts evaluations of the overall usability of language technology systems and advances knowledge of relevant usability issues and evaluation methods.


Pages 6–8 give a brief overview, with examples, of the activities of the Evaluation Center for Language Technology Systems.

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BibTeX entry

  year = {2002},
  author = {{Capstick}, Joanne and
            {Declerck}, Thierry and
            {Erbach}, Gregor and
            {Jameson}, Anthony and
            {J\”{o}rg}, Brigitte and
            {Karger}, Reinhard and
            {Uszkoreit}, Hans and
            {Wahlster}, Wolfgang and
            {Wegst}, Tillmann},
  title = {{COLLATE}: Competence Center in Speech and Language Technology},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language
    Resources and Evaluation},
  address = {Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain}}