About Institute for Language and Speech Processing
Institute for Language and Speech Processing, ILSP, Athena R.C. Institute for Language and Speech Processing The Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP / "Athena" R.C.) is a research institute that operates under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. It is one of the institutes of Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies. ILSP is active in the field of Language Technology and Cultural Technology. Its running aim is to be a centre of excellence in basic and applied research in human language technologies. ILSP is based in Athens, Greece and in Xanthi (Thrace region). The Cultural and Educational Technology Institute (CETI) was merged to ILSP in March 2012. Mission The goal of ILSP is the development of Language Technology in Greece. To this end, it has brought together experts from related disciplines, such as computational linguistics, psycholinguistics and cognitive sciences, computer sciences, machine learning, signal processing, statistics. ILSP has created the necessary technical infrastructure and a collaborative interdisciplinary framework enabling to: establish a comprehensive digitized repository of Modern Greek language data and resources to be used for a variety of purposes (research, education, preservation, evolution, dissemination, translation etc.) work on the interface between Modern Greek language and the other languages of the world develop highly innovative language and semiotic technologies ILSP continuously seeks to ensure a strong, internationally competitive research base by successfully combining the basic and applied perspectives and pursue complementary collaborations in the areas of interest, while maintaining a societal and industrial relevance.
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