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The Nordic Language Processing Laboratory (NLPL) is a collaboration of academic research groups in Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Northern Europe. Our vision is to implement a virtual laboratory for large-scale NLP research by (a) creating new ways to enable data- and compute-intensive Natural Language Processin research by implementing a common software, data and service stack in multiple Nordic HPC centres, (b) by pooling competencies within the user community and among expert support teams, and (c) by enabling internationally competitive, data-intensive research and experimentation on a scale that would be difficult to sustain on commodity computing resources.

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Activities

As part of its ‘virtual laboratory’, NLPL will prepare software and data infrastructures for (A) Collaboration and Software Management; (B) Statistical and Neural Machine Translation; (C) Data-Driven Dependency Parsing; (D) Very Large Corpora; (E) Pre-Trained Word Embeddings; (F) Automated Extrinsic Evaluation; (G) Parallel Corpora and OPUS; and (H) Community Formation and Outreach.

In mid-2017, NLPL is starting to make available some of its resources and services to the public:

Partners

The NLPL consortium is comprised of Nordic research groups in NLP and the national e-infrastructure providers of Finland and Norway: Helsinki University (Finland), IT University Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Oslo (Norway), Turku University (Finland), and Uppsala University (Sweden) are the academic partners.

Between 2017 and 2020, NLPL is supported by the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) and the national e-Infrastructure providers in Finland (CSC) and Norway (Sigma2).

Associate Program

NLPL would like to welcome Language Technology Groups in the Nordics, including Estonia to make use of the NLPL resources. The project has established a associate program where users get access to NLPL resources. Send a email to the contact address below and ask for access. Remember to state your position and home institution.

Contact

To email NLPL project management and its Steering Group, please use the address contact@nlpl.eu. In mid-2017, the project welcomes expressions of interest from additional NLP research groups in Northern Europe.

For additional background and the archive of official project documents (including the work plan and Steering Group minutes), please see the NLPL page on the NeIC wiki.

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