CONCEDE:  Consortium for Central European Dictionary Encoding

Keywords: Language engineering, Lexicons, Dictionaries, Standardisation, Text Encoding Initiative

Project Summary

The CONCEDE project is developing lexical databases, in a general-purpose document-interchange format, for six Central European languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Romanian and Slovene.

The project will produce lexical resources that respect the guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative Dictinoary Working Group (TEI-DWG), and so are compatible with other TEI-conformant resources. In the process, the project will validate the guidelines (which were developed primarily with reference to Western European languages) for the Central European languages and propose any extensions or modifications required to accommodate them.

The CONCEDE lexical databases will be integrated with the MUTLEXT-EAST parallel aligned corpus for these languages. The combined results of the two projects will constitute an integrated multilingual resource of great value to researchers and application developers for the CONCEDE languages.

The Consortium

Team photo above the Danube available here.


CONCEDE is funded under the European Commission INCO-COPERNICUS initiative, project no. PL96-1142. The project commenced in January 1998 and runs for 30 months.

First year project report

Available here.

Final CONCEDE DTD (XML and SGML versions) and documentation

Available here.

Further Information

For further information about the project, please contact:

CONCEDE is supported by the European Commission under INCO-Copernicus project no. PL96-1142. © CONCEDE project consortium, 1999
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