The current state of this Roadmap extends work done for the ELSNET/Enabler Workshop
that took place in Paris on Aug. 28-29, 2003, aiming at predicting the future neeed and development of linguistic resources. As a starting point, we included (in red colour) the applications identified at the DeepThought Roadmap workshop (see corresponding roadmap) and linked up to them relevant resources and their interpreters.
We distinguish three lanes, one for resources, one for processing components and one for applications. A resource
is linguistic data that can be "taken" (re-used) by interpreters. A processing component
is a re-usable program that can interpret resources and that forms part of an application system. An application
is an HLT-based functionality that is of significant benefit to end users.
A Roadmap cannot be valuably designed by a few experts. It needs agreement by many, and this we want to achieve by soliciting your valuable suggestions for modification and extension.
The roadmap is organized into milestones and relations between them. In order to jointly work on a Roadmap, it is essential to agree about what is a milestone and what is a relation. Here is a proposal for how to define milestones and relations between them
We are aware of the fact that the current version does not always follow these guidelines. In particular, we did not substantiate our claims in which years the resources and the technologies will be available. Rather we wish to leave this open to discussion. Only the applications depicted in red (taken over from the DeepThought Roadmap) are timed with good reason.
We look forward to the updcoming Roadmap Meeting during LREC 2004
in Lisbon on May 30, for which extensions and improvements of this roadmap are planned. We hope that the current state of the roadmap provides a good starting point for you to feel inspired to send us your comments and suggestions.
Nicoletta Calzolari, Steven Krauwer, Stephan Busemann