The Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP / "Athena" R.C.) is a research institute that operates under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports.  It is one of the institutes of Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies.  ILSP is active in the field of Language Technology and its running aim is to be a centre of excellence in basic and applied research in human language technologies.