NERC: Network of European Reference Corpora

Start Date: 01/01/1993
End Date: 31/12/1994
Project Leader: Gavrilidou Maria

The objectives of the NERC project were the preparation of a European infrastructure on language resources. Specifically, it aimed at:

  • setting up a European Corpora Network,
  • producing a survey of the existing resources in the various European countries,
  • suggesting short, medium and long-term actions in the field of corpora,
  • investigating the legal aspects of the issue in the European countries,
  • proposing a common linguistic annotation schema for written resources.

This project was the first of a series of projects on language resources. It set the basis for the production of harmonised resources at a European level, and its main objectives were further pursued by the projects MLAP-PAROLEParole and Simple.