27.3 million to the infrastructure project LIA
The Research Council of Norway has granted NOK 27.3 million to the Text Laboratory and the infrastructure project LIA (Language Infrastructure made Accessible). Project manager for LIA is Janne Bondi Johannessen.
The LIA project is a national joint effort of the four universities UiO, UiB, UiT and NTNU, plus Norsk Ordbok 2014, the National Library with the Norwegian Language Bank and UNINETT Sigma NorStore.
The main goal of this project is to rescue old and endangered important language recordings of Norwegian and Sami, annotate them and make them accessible in an electronic database (corpus) for research in linguistics and technology.