About: The STEVIN programme
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The aims of the STEVIN programme are to realise an appropriate digital language infrastructure for Dutch and to stimulate strategic research in the domains of language and speech technology (cf. Odijk et al. 2004). The construction of a 500-million-word reference corpus of written Dutch has been identified as one of the priorities in the programme. Such a corpus is considered a prerequisite for the development of other resources, various tools, and applications. Thus the availability of a very large corpus is expected to give a significant boost to natural language processing involving the Dutch language.
Reference
Odijk, J. et al. 2004. Vlaams-Nederlands meerjarenprogramma voor Nederlandstalige taal- en spraaktechnologie. STEVIN. Spraak- en Taaltechnologische EssentiŽle Voorzieningen in het Nederlands. The Hague: Nederlandse Taalunie.