Research Institute for Linguistics (RIL), Hungary (coordinator)

By unifying excellence in research, authenticity in science and a commitment to society, the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is set to produce scientific results of value to Hungary and the rest of the world. As part of the only full-time research institute network in Hungary, with nationally well-established research traditions, our primary aim is to play a fundamental role in promoting the good of the general public and in building the foundation for our future through valuable scientific achievements based on highly promising and innovative research.

The primary tasks of the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences include theoretical and applied research in general linguistic issues, as well as in Hungarian linguistics, Uralic studies, and phonetics. We also undertake the on-going compilation of the comprehensive dictionary of Hungarian. Other projects investigate different variants of Hungarian and minority languages in Hungary, as well as issues in language policy. Further tasks include the assembly of linguistic corpora and databases. The Institute operates a public counselling service and prepares expert reports on relevant affairs on demand. The Institute also runs the Theoretical Linguistics Programme jointly with Eötvös Loránd University.

Institute for Bulgarian Language "Prof. Lyubomir Andreychin" (IBL), Bulgaria

The Institute for Bulgarian Language at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences IBL, BAS is the main centre for scholarly research and description of the Bulgarian language with a focus on its contemporary state, history, dialect diversity and interaction with other languages. It is the biggest institution of its kind (with a research focus on Bulgarian language) both in Bulgaria and elsewhere.

The priority research areas of the Institute for Bulgarian Language are theoretical linguistic research; Academic Dictionaries of Bulgarian; language resources and programs for natural language processing; language competence; Bulgarian cultural and linguistic heritage.

Sources for the history of the Bulgarian language. The Institute works on the Comprehensive Dictionary of Bulgarian Language, the Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary, the Bulgarian Dialect Archive and the Bulgarian Dialect Atlas, the Dictionary of the Old Bulgarian Language, electronic editions and corpora of early Slavic texts, the Bulgarian National Corpus, the Bulgarian wordnet, among others.

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FFZG), Croatia

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FFZG, formerly Faculty of Philosophy) was founded in 1692 and in contemporary form in 1874. FFZG is the part of the University of Zagreb, but it functions as a separate legal entity. It offers more than 100 study programs and hosts more than 120 nationally and internationally funded projects from humanities and social sciences.

The Department of Linguistics has been collecting linguistic resources, primarily computational corpora since 1967. The main field of interest of the Language Technology research group, as the leading actor in the field in Croatia, is the analysis, design, implementation and application of techniques and methodologies in LT, but it is also involved in major LRT infrastructure projects (CLARIN, META-NET: running a Croatian META-SHARE node at Research include construction and exploitation of mono- and multilingual language resources (corpora and lexica), morphological processing (inflexion and derivation), information extraction, machine translation and core language technologies. In the last decade, the group has been involved in building large language resources (e.g. Croatian National Corpus) and in research on different types of machine translation. The group has conducted research in information extraction (mono- and cross-lingual) from large textual streams, processing of texts using the full set of language analysis tools, NERC analysis, sentiment analysis, etc.

Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPI-PAN), Poland

The Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ICS PAS) is one of the select few leading CS research centres in Poland, with mission in three intertwined tasks: conducting high-level research, teaching on the second and especially third level of higher education, and cooperation – plus possibly coordination of cooperation – with other research centres under big IT projects.

The Institute strives to maintain and reinforce basic research in Computer Science – mathematical or close to mathematics (e.g. logics, graphs theory, cryptography, links with information theory, analysis of regression models and other areas of probability theory), with emphasis on developing original solutions of evidently high application potential (e.g., computerized linguistics or knowledge discovery systems). Moreover, the Institute aims at enhancing research in areas of key importance, which include, among others: linguistic engineering; amassing great collections of text documents and carrying out their semantic grouping; web services; extending software verification methods to cover the security issues for systems, data, applications and data transmission protocols, plus reinforcement of cryptographic research.

Institutul de Cercetari pentru Inteligenta Artificiala, Academia Romana (RACAI), Romania

Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence “Mihai Drăgănescu” (ICIA) was set up in 1994 as a centre of competence and active dissemination of knowledge in the domain of Artificial Intelligence. ICIA has a core of permanent research positions and a small number of consultant researchers. Besides them, a variable number of contract-based positions, especially students, participate in the R&D activities of ICIA.

The main research projects of ICIA are in the areas of natural language processing, machine learning and knowledge acquisition, computer-aided instruction and integrated modelling of information and geospatial technology. ICIA has been a member of European Network of Excellence in Human Language Technologies for more than 10 years. The activities of ICIA also include know-how dissemination, education in artificial intelligence, and the organisation of national and international conferences (see the ConsILR series 200-2015), summer schools (the EuroLAN series 1993-2015), and seminars.

ICIA took part in over 40 international and national projects, and in the international technical and scientific competitions to which they participated with their own systems they ranked among the winners and the leading characters of most of them. ICIA has cooperation relations with universities, research institutes and industrial partners from more than 30 countries from Europe and the United States.

Jazykovedný ústav Ľ. Štúra Slovenskej akadémie vied (LSIL), Slovakia

Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences is a major research institute in Slovak Republic centralizing basic research of the Slovak national language, its territorial and social differentiation and its history.

Major fields of research include system of the contemporary Slovak language; how language works in contemporary communication; language culture in theory and practice; professional terminology; etymology and language geography; history of language; onomastics; corpus linguistics and natural language processing.

The institute cooperates with the foreign research institutes in Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, the Ukraine and the USA.

"Jožef Stefan" Institute (JSI), Slovenia

The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 960 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering.

The subjects concern production and control technologies, communication and computer technologies, knowledge technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, environmental technologies, nanotechnologies, and nuclear engineering.

The mission of the Jožef Stefan Institute is the accumulation - and dissemination - of knowledge at the frontiers of natural science and technology to the benefit of society at large through the pursuit of education, learning, research, and development of high technology at the highest international levels of excellence.