- New LRs in the ELRA catalogue Feb. 13, 2023
- New LR in the ELRA Catalogue Dec. 6, 2022
- Open Positions at ELDA Nov. 3, 2022
- LR Agreement with Datatang Oct. 27, 2022
- New LRs in the ELRA Catalogue Oct. 11, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How can I become an ELRA member?
Please fill in the online ELRA Membership Form and return it to us.
2. Who can join ELRA and what are the membership fees?
ELRA membership is open to:
Please see the Membership Fees Page.
Please note that the membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December.
3. Why join ELRA? What are the advantages offered to ELRA members?
The Members' Benefits Page lists the services that are offered to both the organizations that join ELRA as institutional members and individual members.
4. What is the Membership Fidelity Programme?
The previous membership fidelity has been discontinued and officially closed on May 1st 2018.
A new membership schema has been set up in order to both reward faithful institutional members and serve as an incentive for them to remain members over the years. The individual members do not benefit from discount on the fees.
The new 3-year schema is available in the Rewarding our faithful institutional members section.
5. What is ELDA?
ELDA, the Evaluations and Language resources Distribution Agency, was created in parallel to ELRA, European Language Resources Association, in February 1995. Incorporated as a company in order to handle all the commercial and business-oriented tasks of the association, ELDA is ELRA’s operational body, and is in charge of the development and the implementation of ELRA’s missions and tasks as defined by the board of the association. For a more comprehensive description of the main activities run at ELDA, please refer to corresponding section on the web site.
6. How do I order from the catalogue?
To place your order, please return by fax the order form available on-line (pdf | doc | rtf ) duly completed and signed at the following fax number : +33 1 43 13 33 30 (as well as the ELRA membership form – see section below – if you wish to benefit from the member price) To speed up the delivery, 1 copy may be faxed to +33 1 43 13 33 30, and the 2 original signed copies must be sent to ELDA by regular mail.
7. What if I don't find the resource I need in the catalogue?
As an ELRA member, you can benefit from both ELRA services of Resources Identification and Production.
8. Can you clarify the various prices in the catalogue?
Prices in the catalogue depend on the ELRA membership and are defined as follows:
|Definition||Abbreviation in catalogue|
|Membership||Members, as well as non-members, of ELRA are allowed to purchase resources. Members are entitled to get a discount on public price.||- Member- Non Member|
|Type of organisation||Language Resources are open to any organisation, whether public or private.||- Academic- Commercial|
9. Are ELRA Language Resources expensive?
Mostly all Language Resources of the catalogue are available both for R&D and commercial purposes. A substantial discount is offered for R&D work. Consequently, over 200 Language Resources are provided at 500 EURO and below, and some of them are available for free except shipment. Those resources are available in the R&D Catalogue and are available at very affordable prices. As an encouragement, ELRA members are offered extra discounts with respect to the public price. Of course, the price of each Language Resource in the catalogue depends very much on the type of resource (from a few hundred lexical entries to large speech databases), the type of customer (ELRA member/non member) and the type of use made out of the resource (research/internal use or commercial use).
10. What are the user licenses?
|Definition||Abbreviation in catalogue|
|License||There are 3 types of user licenses:- Research use- Commercial use- Evaluation use (3 month period)||- Research- Commercial- Evaluation|
11. Can you explain the difference between the various catalogues?
ELRA maintains 3 catalogues which are the following: