European Commission
Directorate General XIII
Unit E-5, LE Office EUFO 0- 177
Rue Alcide de Gasperi
L 2920 Luxembourg
Prolingua Ltd.
Cambridge Research Laboratories
181a Huntingdon Road
United Kingdom
The Judge Institute of Management Studies
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
United Kingdom
Kent County Constabulary
LinguaNet Project
Longport Police Station
Ashford Road, Newington
Folkestone, Kent CT18 8AP
United Kingdom
Philips Communications Systems
CS Technology
PO Box 80020NL
5600 JM Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Copenhagen Business School
Handelshøjskolen i København
Dalgas Have 15,
2000 Frederiksberg
Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II
DLVP/Département de Langues Vivantes Pratiques
3 Place de la Victoire
33076 Bordeaux Cedex
Katholicke Universiteit Leuven
Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Afdeling Strafrecht,
Strafvordering en Criminologie,
Hooverplein 10
B3000 LEUVEN, Belgium
Prolingua co-ordinates the entire project and created the LinguaNet® system prototype. Prolingua's researchers have15 years' experience designing operational languages and creating multilingual computer systems for special purpose communications. JIMS is responsible for the marketing and commercial side of the project and carries out a financial and general management function. It is also responsible for publicity and liaison with other EU Language Engineering projects. The KCC organises, maintains, and monitors the activities of the user group and the use of the prototype system. They play an essential role in system design, feedback and evaluation. Philips explores and identifies appropriate technologies, constructs models, demonstrates candidate technologies and investigates standards for the communications function of the system and for message structure. CBS conducts linguistic and terminological development necessary for the inclusion of the Scandinavian languages and the concomitant connection of Scandinavian police forces. DLVP's tasks mirror the work of CBS in relation to French and Spanish. CBS and DLVP therefore work in close harmony together. KU Leuven is responsible for examining the legal implications of the LinguaNet system in communicating information between law-enforcement agencies in different countries.
Prolingua Ltd was formed in 1989. It is involved in developments in computer mediated communications especially those which operate multilingually. Prolingua designed, provided and maintained the operational prototype for LinguaNet in 1993. The company is, in concert with police users, the main driving force in the LinguaNet project and provides project coordination. Prolingua's researchers have been active in the operational communication and automated translation field since 1981. Management Studies at the University of Cambridge has a long history, dating back to 1954 when the University accepted an endowment to support management education, and courses were established in the Department of Engineering. The Institute of Management Studies was created in 1990 and was later renamed the Judge Institute of Management Studies.

The Institute collaborates with many other University departments with interests in management studies and particularly the Engineering Department and the interdisciplinary ESRC Centre for Business Research. The ESRC Centre draws together a number of departments (Applied Economics, Law, Geography, Engineering and the Judge Institute).

The close links with the Department of Engineering, coupled with a strong research profile in the management of technology, are of considerable advantage in the management of the LinguaNet project.

The County of Kent is the region of the United Kingdom closest to continental Europe. Millions of passengers and vehicles use the busy Kent ferry ports (Dover, Folkestone, Ramsgate, Sheerness and Dartford) and the Channel Tunnel every year.

The Kent County Constabulary has an operational need for close links with its counterparts in European police forces. The European Liaison Unit (ELU), based at the Channel Tunnel, acts as the focal point for cross-channel liaison.

The Constabulary's involvement in the LinguaNet project arose from the need to underpin this liaison with information technology to facilitate the quick and accurate flow of operational information.

Philips, founded in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in 1891, is a supplier of products, systems and services in the field of lighting and electronics. The company has six product sectors, and has national organisations in over 150 countries.

The company is at the leading edge of research in many areas pertinent to the LingaNet project: mobile radio, paging, speech recognition, picture compression.

The company is committed to providing technologies to improve the quality and security of communications for public safety, police, transport and utilities.

CBS is one of the largest institutions of research and higher education at university level in Denmark and one of the largest business schools in Europe with 350 permanent and 900 part time teachers serving about 16,000 students. CBS has two faculties teaching and researching economics, business administration and modern languages.

The Danish LinguaNet partner is the Faculty of Modern Languages, which is Denmark's leading institute of higher education in the field of LSP and modern languages including the education of state authorised translators and interpreters. Among the Faculty's main areas of research are: LSP, communication and applied foreign language studies (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish), Terminology, Computational Linguistics, Cross cultural Communication.

DLVP is the Département de Langues Vivantes Pratiques of Université de Bordeaux II, in charge of all language teaching programmes in the University, both as formation initiaile for students and as formation continue for all kinds of professional needs. DLVP is also the seat of the regional interuniversity language centre of Aquitaine. Members of staff are all involved in research projects that have to do with LSP: Languages for Specific Purposes. DLVP conducts the national DEA (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies) d'anglais des spécialités scientifiques et techniques; méthodologie de la recherche linguistique, didactique, culturelle et technologique. It is also the seat of GERAS (Groupe d'Etudes et de Recherches en Anglais de Spécialité). The head of DLVP is currently President of RANACLES, the French Branch of CERCLES: Confédération européenne des centres de langues de l'enseignement supérieur. About 70% of all French doctorates in English for specific purposes are defended at DLVP each year. The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven was established in 1425 and has been a respected world-wide centre of study for the last six centuries. The history of the School of Criminology started in 1929, when it was founded within the Faculty of Law. Until the late 1960s, the School of Criminology remained a centre for the specialised training of lawyers, medical doctors, psychologists, sociologists and pedagogics. Since 1968, the Catholic University of Leuven has offered a complete and independent education in criminology. Over the last twenty years, empirical criminological research has become a very important part of the activities of Leuven criminologists. The research group 'Police and Judicial Organisation' specialises on the following topics:

International Police Cooperation; Methods of private investigation and security;

Cooperation between Belgian police forces. Within the LinguaNet Project, the Leuven researchers are focusing on the legal constraints on the international exchange of information between the police forces of the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark.

R Cencioni - Head of the LE Sector
Tel +352 4301 32859 (direct line) +352 4301 32886 (secretariat)
Fax +352 4301 34999

R Havenith EC Official in charge of LinguaNet Project
Tel +3 52 4301 34656
Fax +352 4301 34999

Edward Johnson
Tel +44 (0) 1223 276815
Fax +44 (0) 1223 276813
email (Edward Johnson)
email (general)

David Matthews
Tel +44 (0) 131 472 4750

Colin Gill
Tel +44 (0) 1223 338177 (Mill Lane)
+44 (0) 1223 339606 (Judge)-direct
+44 (0) 1223 339700- switchboard
Fax+44 (0) 1223 338076 & 339701

Marie Discry, Doreen Bailey
Tel/ Fax +44 (0) 1223 339609

D.Supt. Cliff Grieve,
D.I. John Gledhill,
D.C. Kevin Mitchell
Tel +44 (0) 1303 289271 & 289273 Fax +44 (0) 1303 289229
email (LinguaNet KCC)
Mark Rayne
Tel +44 (0) 1223 585214

Pascal Chapelot
Tel +44 (0) 1223 586343

Henrik Selsoe Sorensen
Tel +45 38 15 38 15
Fax +45 38 15 38 65
email henrikss/

Inge Gorm Hansen
Tel +45 38 15 31 51
Fax +45 38 15 38 45
email igorm/

Michel Perrin
Tel +33 57 57 18 91 (direct)
+33 57 57 18 03
Fax +33 56 31 86 17

Claire Perrin

C. Van Outrive
Tel +32 16 48 84 58

Patrizia Klinckhamers
Tel +32 16 32 53 07
Fax +32 16 32 54 27

Geert Lauwers

Steven Gibens