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Joining the Language Grid

Requirements

The Language Grid Bangkok Operation Center operated by National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) can now be used solely for education and research purposes. Before using the Language Grid, an Agreement is required between your group and the Language Grid Bangkok Operation Center. In principle, an individual is not qualified to conclude an agreement withLanguage Grid Bangkok Operation Center.

The requirements for joining the Language Grid are as follows:

  1. The size of a user group has to be small enough to enable the representative to have control over the usage of the Language Grid by all members.
  2. The group must be able to manage the user ID and password for the Language Grid within only a few administrators in order to prevent any leakage.
  3. The following information of the user group must be published on the groups' website: the name of the user group, the representative's name, and the postal address.
  4. The intended user group are as follows:
    • Public organizations or NPOs that uses the Language Grid for their activities.
    • A group that uses the Language Grid for CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities
    • A group that uses the Language Grid for the research use that does not directly contribute to commercial profit
    • In principle, an individual is not qualified to conclude an agreement with Language Grid Bangkok Operation Center.

Procedures

If your group fulfills the above requirements, please follow the procedures described below to join the Language Grid.


Step 1: Send an application to Language Grid Bangkok Operation Center

Describe your motivation and objectives to join the Language Grid, and send an application to the Language Grid Bangkok Operation Center by e-mail: nectec.langrid [at] gmail.com (please replace "[at]" with "@").
Fill in the Agreement form, add the representative's signature, scan the signed Agreement and attach the scanned PDF file in the application e-mail.

Please download the Agreement, introduction of the Agreement and instruction of how to fill in the Agreement below. You can find the introduction materials in more details from the site of Open Service Grid Initiative.

  • Agreement (PDF)
  • Introduction of the Agreement (PDF)
  • Instruction for the Agreement form (PDF)

Please ensure that the official representative of the group sends the request.

Step 2: Receive a reply from Language Grid Bangkok Operation Center

After receiving your application, Language Grid Bangkok Operation Center will examine your group's eligibility and send an appropriate response via e-mail. Provided your group is approved to join the Language Grid, the Representative of Language Grid Bangkok Operation Center will sign the Agreement form and conclude the Agreement.
After concluding the Agreement, Language Grid Bangkok Operation Center will send you the scanned Agreement form with the introduction of how to use the Language Grid by e-mail.

To use or provide language services on the Language Grid, please follow the instructions of Using Services and Providing Services defined by the Open Service Grid Initiative.
For technical information about developing or using the Language Grid, please refer to the Language Grid Developers Wiki and Language Service.

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