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Last update: 11 May, 2006

This section is devoted to organisations and companies from the New Member States and Candidate Countries that wish to participate in the Information Society Technologies Programme (IST) projects within the Learning and Cultural sectors and would like to share their project ideas, to find appropriate partners or to join existing project partnerships.

If you wish to have your organisation/company listed on this page, please fill in this form.


Name of organisation/company: Alpineon d.o.o.
Contact name and title: Dr. Jerneja Žganec Gros
Mailing address: Ulica Iga Grudna 15, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
E-mail: jerneja.gros(at)
Phone/Fax: ( +386 1) 423 9440 ; ( +386 1) 423 9445
Web site:

Organisation/company's description: Alpineon is a Slovenia-based SME currently working on several research projects related to human language technology (HLT), with the emphasis on text-to-speech synthesis, speech-to-speech translation, and developing pronunciation lexica.

We are interested in joining existing project partnerships in areas of (1) preservation of audio resources; (2) multilingual access to information; and (3) automatic audio presentation of digital resources (for eInclusion: accessability for all citizens).


Name of organisation/company: Linguistic Engineering Group (LEG) at the Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences (ICS PAS)
Contact Name and Title: Dr. Adam Przepiórkowski
Mailing Address: ul. Ordona 21, 01-237 Warszawa, Poland
E-Mail: adamp(at)
Phone/Fax: (+ 48 22) 8362841
Web site:,,

Organisation/company's description
The Linguistic Engineering Group (LEG) within ICS PAS is a leading Polish research centre in Computational Linguistics, with rich experience and expertise in, i.e., the development of syntactic parsers of Polish, corpus linguistics, information extraction and grammar induction. LEG has developed the first large linguistically annotated corpus of Polish (cf.

We are interested in joining any existing projects involving the linguistic processing of Polish at various levels (morphological, syntactic, semantic), including projects which would allow us to further develop our resources (parsers of Polish, the corpus of Polish, other tools), as well as projects concerned with the automatic acquisition of linguistic knowledge (valence dictionaries, wordnet-like ontologies) from corpora.


Name of organisation/company: John von Neumann Digital Library and Multimedia Centre
Contact name and title: Ms. Mátrai Julianna
Mailing address: 1014 Budapest, Színház u. 1-3, Hungary
E-mail: matrai.julianna(at)
Phone/Fax: (+361) 212 9220
Web site:;;

Organisation/company’s description:
The John von Neumann Digital Library and Multimedia Centre creates, stores and supplies long-lasting digital documents based on the latest technology. It develops methodical and content-related issues connected to digital library duties, constructs and maintains meta-database including data of works belonging to the Hungarian Cultural Heritage. Based on the Governmental Decree of 1122/2004, (XI.17) of the Hungarian Republic two additional national programs became integrated into the John von Neumann Digital Library and Multimedia Centre: National Audiovisual Archive is the legal deposit archive of the Hungarian national broadcasters, collects and digitally stores, catalogues the programs of the national terrestrial televisions and radios, produced in Hungary. NAVA provides on-line access to its collection within the framework regulated by law especially for educational and research purposes, so NAVA documents will be available at libraries and public collections providing public service. National Digital Data Archive. The NDDA is the nation\'s digital data store. The NDDA is a new archive for a knowledge-based society and the digital era that makes Hungary\'s national cultural assets available in a digital form for a wide range of users and by utilising the new features of the network medium it creates added value at service level. It develops a national content infrastructure for digital cultural content. NDDA subject gateways are based on qDC metadata requirements and OAI harvesting model.

We are interested in partnership withs imilar public and private organisations, content and service providers, government agencies and research institutes. Neumann is already a partner in eTEN, eContentlpus, and IST projects as content provider, test place and background archive, and it would like to continue to be a partner in projects aiming at the digital preservation of the cultural heritage and digital cultural content related services. Furthermore, it is ready to act as the coordinator in middle sized projects.


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The IDEAL-IST service is co-financed by the European Commission and has 34 representatives in the 25 EU Member States, Candidate States and Associated States, as well as other countries such as Russia and Belarus. IDEAL-IST provides support to organisations wishing to participate in the IST Programme. In particular, it helps with:

•  Finding partners
•  Joining other IST projects

Information on the IDEAL-IST web site is available in all EU languages.



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