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The current state of play

The current handbook cannot be considered a final or complete statement of guidelines and recommendations as agreed by the EU spoken language technology community for the following reasons:

Nevertheless it is expected that the present work substantially reflects the community position on a large range of relevant topics, and will prove to be an important interim working document for the provision of commonly agreed working standards and ultimately, where appropriate, may support progression of these de facto conventions and practices towards formal representation.

EAGLES SWLG SoftEdition, May 1997. Get the book...