The Centre for Dutch Language and Speech Technology (TST Centre)


J.C.T. Beeken, P.H.J. van der Kamp

Institute for Dutch Lexicology (INL)




In September 2003, the Centre for Language and Speech Technology (TST Centre) was created. The TST Centre is responsible for the maintenance, management, distribution, availability and accessibility of basic digital language resources (LRs) of Dutch that are financed by public funding; the TST Centre is located at the Institute for Dutch Lexicology (INL) in Leiden, the Netherlands. In the first year of its existence, the TST Centre at the INL in Leiden and its dependance at the University of Antwerp (B) made agreements with various Dutch and Flemish academic as well as industrial subcontractors to assist them in performing the tasks linked to the maintenance, management and accessibility of the LRs. The partners involved are the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen (NL), the University of Leuven (B), the Free University of Amsterdam (NL) and the company Technologie & Integratie in Ghent (B). The initial set of LRs entrusted to the Centre are the Spoken Dutch Corpus (CGN), the bilingual and monolingual lexicons of the CLVV (Commissie Lexicografische Vertaalvoorzieningen), and some of the major products of the INL.


LRs, management, maintenance, distribution, accessibility

Language(s) Dutch
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