In 2004, the ELRA Board has created a prize to honour the memory of its first President, Professor Antonio Zampolli, a pioneer and visionary scientist who was internationally recognized in the field of Computational Linguistics and Human Language Technologies (HLT). He also contributed much through the establishment of ELRA and the LREC conference.
To reflect Professor Zampolli's specific interest in our field, the ELRA Antonio Zampolli Prize is awarded to individuals and small groups whose work lies within the areas of Language Resources and Language Technology Evaluation with acknowledged contributions to their advancements.
The Prize will be awarded for the eighth time in May 2018 at the LREC 2018 conference in Miyazaki (7-12 May 2018). Nominations should be sent to the ELRA President Henk van den Heuvel at AntonioZampolli-Prize@elra.info no later than February 1st, 2018.
On behalf of the ELRA Board
Henk van den Heuvel
Please visit ELRA web site for the ELRA Antonio Zampolli Prize Statutes, the nomination procedure and the previous winners: http://www.elra.info/en/lrec/elra-antonio-zampolli-prize/