Why is Evaluation important?

The general mission of HLT evaluation is to enable improvement of the quality of language engineering products. It is essential for validating research hypothesis, for assessing progress and for choosing between research alternatives.

Reasons to evaluate:

  • Validate research hypotheses
  • Assess progress
  • Choose between research alternatives
  • Identify promising technology (market)
  • Feedback to funding agencies (European Commission)
  • Benchmark systems