The Language Grid Association is a loosely coupled organization formed by collaboration among industry, government, academia, and citizens. Our goal is to advance the technology and application of the Language Grid. This organization consists of various SIGs (Special Interest Groups) such as research groups or projects, whose aim is to accumulate use cases and best practices.

Basic software for the Language Grid has been studied and developed at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). For trial operation, however, Department of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University takes on the role as the Language Grid Operator. During this trial, the usage of the Language Grid is limited to non-profit activities.

For more information, please visit the Web sites of Language Grid Project, which provides research and development information and basic software, and Language Grid Operation Center run by Kyoto University.


Pamphlet of the Language Grid Project (pdf:4.8MB)
S. Sakai et al. Language Grid Association: Action Research on Supporting the Multicultural Society. In Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Informatics Education and Research for Knowledge-Ciruculating Society (ICKS 2008). (pdf:683KB, see copyright notice at the bottom)

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