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Press Release – Immediate
Paris, France, April 25, 2023

Further to the Board 2023-2025 elections that took place early this year, the ELRA Board has been largely renewed. Khalid Choukri, ELRA Secretary General, is pleased to introduce the new ELRA Board and would like to congratulate all the newly elected Officers and Members.

Board Officers

    Simon Krek, Jožef Stefan Institute, President (new)
    Teresa Lynn, MBZUAI, Vice-President (new)
    Francesca Frontini, ILC-CNR, Secretary (new)
    Aline Villacencio, Sheffield University, Treasurer (new)

Board Members

    Nancy Ide, Vassar College (new)
    Petya Osenova, IICT-BAS
    Patrick Paroubek, LISN (new)
    German Rigau, HITZ
    Sakriani Sakti, JAIST (new)

Honorary Presidents and Secretary General

    António Branco, FCUL, Honorary President (new)
    Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR, Honorary President
    Joseph Mariani, LIMSI-CNRS, Honorary President
    Khalid Choukri, ELDA CEO, ELRA Secretary General

Thank you to the outgoing Board Members and Officers for their continuous involvement over the years:

   Simonetta Montemagni (former ELRA Vice-President)
   Gilles Adda
   Nuria Bel
   Tatjana Gornostaja
   Piek Vossen

 For more details on the Board, please visit the ELRA Board page @



About ELRA

The ELRA Language Resources Association is a non-profit-making organization founded by the European Commission in 1995, with the mission of providing a clearing house for Language Resources and promoting Human Language Technologies.

Language Resources covering various fields of HLT (including Multimodal, Speech, Written, Terminology) and a great number of languages are available from the ELRA catalogue.

ELRA's strong involvement in the fields of Language Resources and Language Technologies is also emphasized at the LREC conference, organized every other year since 1998.

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