Anchor Points


National Anchor Points

The ELRC National Anchor Points are individuals who support the data collection process in each of the 30 participating countries, and who together form the so-called Language Resources Board, the governance body of the European Language Resource Coordination effort.

Each country is represented by one technological representative (Technological National Anchor Point, Technology NAP) and one representative from the public services administration (Public Services National Anchor Point, Public Services NAP).

The Technology NAP is a highly regarded language or language technology expert. He or she often has a distinguished academic or research background, or represents a national language institution. The Technology NAPs for all CEF countries and are listed below.

The Public Services NAP is a representative of national public services, public administration or a ministry. He or she acts as a liaison contact person to the national, regional and local administrations, and is able to effectively mobilize and spread the word about the importance of language resources and the ELRC effort among the public authorities/ministries in each country. 

Country Name Institution
Austria Gerhard Budin Center for Translation Studies, University of Vienna
Belgium Veronique Hoste Ghent University
Bulgaria Svetla Koeva Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Croatia Marko Tadic Institute of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, University of Zagreb
Cyprus Georgios Floros University of Cyprus
Czech Republic Jan Hajic Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Charles University in PragueInstitute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Charles University in Prague
Denmark Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen Danish Language Council
Estonia Kadri Vider Estonian Language Resources Center at the University of Tartu
Finland Krister Linden Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki
France François Yvon Laboratoire d'Informatique pour la Mécanique et les Sciences de l'Ingénieur (LIMSI-CNRS)
Germany Andreas Witt Institute of German Language
Greece Maria Gavriilidou Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athena Research and Innovation Center
Hungary Tamás Váradi Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Ireland Andy Way School of Computing, Dublin City University
Italy Simonetta Montemagni Institute for Computational Linguistics «A. Zampolli», Italian National Research Council
Latvia Armands Magone Cultural Information System Agency
Lithuania Daiva Vaišniene The State Commission of Lithuanian Language
Luxembourg Christoph Schommer Computer Science and Communications Research Unit, University of Luxembourg
Malta Mike Rosner Department Intelligent Computer Systems, University of Malta
Netherlands Jan Odijk Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, Universiteit Utrecht
Norway Koenraad De Smedt Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen
Poland Maciej Ogrodniczuk Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences
Portugal Antonio Branco Department of Informatics, University of Lisbon
Romania Dan Tufis Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian Academy of Sciences
Slovakia Miroslav Zumrík Ludovit Stur Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Slovenia Simon Krek Jozef Stefan Institute
Spain Núria Bel University Institute for Applied Linguistics, University Pompeu Fabra
Sweden Lars Borin Department of Swedish Language, University of Gothenburg
U.K. Sophia Ananiadou School of Computer Science, University of Manchester