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Linguistics Research Center
Research and development at the Linguistics Research Center (LRC) has been sponsored
by various institutions, corporations, and individuals. Important among them:
- The U.S.A.F. Rome Air Development Center, under the management of Zbigniew Pankowicz,
supplied much of the early funding for research in machine translation and the development
of the METAL machine translation system.
- The office of the Executive Vice-President and Provost of the University of Texas
provided computer time for many years.
- Siemens AG supported the redevelopment of the METAL machine translation system into
a production prototype followed by a full-scale commercial application.
- Hitachi, Ltd., supported linguistic research on the problems of Japanese-English
- In addition to its early support of machine translation, the National Science Foundation
provided grants for lexicographical study and for work in Amerindian languages.
- The National Endowment for the Humanities supported the completion of The Art of
- The University of Texas Research Institute as well as the College of Liberal Arts
supported research in Gothic.
- The Gothic Etymological Dictionary publication project was supported by a matching
grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, with primary funding from Dr. and Mrs.
E. Douglas Mitchell, who also supported other work in Indo-European studies.
- The Diebold Foundation and a successor, Salus Mundi, directed by Dr. A. Richard
Diebold, Jr., supported recent research in Indo-European languages & historical
linguistics and, especially, the development of this LRC website with its books online, IE
language lessons, lexicons, texts, bibliography, and other documentation.
- Personal funds from Dr. Diebold and the estate of Winfred P. Lehmann support continuing
work at the LRC.