The 2nd edition of the European Forum for Speech and Language Technology was held under the patronage of Mr. Erkki Liikanen, member of the European Commission.
It took place in Paris on 24th & 25th November 2003, at the Méridien Montparnasse Hotel
LangTech 2003 is organised with the support of the French Ministries in charge of Research, Industry and Culture, in relation to Technolangue, the national programme for Language Technology.
More than 350 industrial and academic representatives came to visit LangTech 2003, meet partners and potential customers, with the 21 exhibiting companies.
Over 280 participants, whose two-thirds came from the industry, attended the conference sessions and the panels organised at LangTech 2003, which has proved to be a real successful and fruitful forum.
LangTech 2003 brought together some of the major European and international companies, with a programme featuring over 50 presentations given by industrial leaders and academic key players, the participation of 12 start-ups in the "elevator pitch" session and an exhibition hall where 21 companies working in various areas of Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Management were able to meet their actual and potential customers.
After its 2002 and 2003 editions, it is undeniable that LangTech is the place to be for HLT and related-fields companies, as well as for users of speech and language technologies.
The slide presentations given at LangTech 2003 can be downloaded from the Speakers section.
LangTech 2003 is supported by TMA Associates, by the Multilingual Computing and Technology magazine, by GFII, by ISCA and by Europe Contact Center.