The Study Group for Machine Translation and Automated Processing of Languages and Speech is a research team of the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble (LIG) (UMR CNRS/INPG/UJF 5217).

In short

The GETALP (Study Group for Machine Translation and Automated Processing of Languages and Speech) was born in 2007 when LIG was created.

Born from the virtuous union of researchers in spoken and written language processing, GETALP is a multidisciplinary group (computer scientists, linguists, phoneticians, translators and signal processing specialists, ...) whose objective is to address all theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of multilingual communication and multilingual (written or spoken) information processing.

GETALP's methodology relies on continuous investigations between data collection, fundamental research, development of systems, applications and experimental evaluations.


Ecological approach:
one specificitiy of GETALP is the willingness to address the diversity of situations of written or spoken language usage: multiplicity of languages, speakers, dialects, cultures, social contexts and applications, with a special interest for "long tails" (under-resourced languages, atypical speakers ...).

Agnostic approach:
the history of the team, and its different scientific cultures, allow to synergize expert and empirical methods, large-scale analysis (big data) and analysis of phenomena requiring fine annotations (beautiful data ), induction and models, etc..

the dynamics of GETALP is notably due to the complementarity of its members, enabling an "in breadth" approach from data collection to evaluation, from understanding of fundamental communicative phenomena to industrial applications.

Human in the loop :
to assist humans in communicative situations, it is necessary to include them in the automated processes (semi-supervised approaches, collaborative and interactive approaches, trace and error analysis).

Production of tools and resources:
the GETALP develops and distributes free tools and resources (Web platform cooperative development of multilingual lexical databases, collection of written and oral corpus for the treatment of poorly endowed languages, collecting multimodal corpus in contexts of interaction, collaborative system of post-editing and evaluation of machine translations, web services for language, etc.).

Research topics

We list below the areas of research of GETALP. They find direct applications in various fields such as information access, robotics, assistive technologies and language learning.

  • Automatic speech transcription and translation
  • Computer Aided Translation
  • Processing of under-resourced languages
  • Speech Processing / Analysis and interactions in ambient environments
  • Modeling social affects
  • Collection and interoperability of multilingual lexical resources
  • Automatic and interactive meaning clarification processes
  • Software engineering for multilingualism
  • Automatic summarization of ambient data

Local, national and international ecosystem

GETALP has a rich local ecosystem and is working with other groups of LIG (notably on the applications mentioned above) and with other Grenoble laboratories. GETALP is an internationally recognized player in the natural language and speech processing communities (many collaborative and industrial projects, organization of JEP-TALN-RECITAL in 2012, etc.). Finally, a remarkable feature is its international network of collaborations and contacts on all continents, which makes GETALP a particularly relevant and convincing stakeholder to contribute to the theoretical and technological Grail of multilingualism.

GETALP comes from the merging of the GEOD and GETA teams of the former CLIPS laboratory and fits into a long history.

Created by Admin on 2006/12/13 12:02
Last modified by Gilles Sérasset on 2014/11/07 08:59

GETALP, équipe de recherche du laboratoire LIG