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GlossaNet (GlossaNet, CENTAL 2008) is an online service which is developed and administered by the CENTAL (Centre for Natural Language Processing) at the Université catholique de Louvain. All questions regarding this service may be sent at this address: CENTAL, Place Blaise Pascal, 1 at 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. or emailed at: glossa@uclouvain.be.

This service is freely avaible online. It is made available to the users as is, without any warranty, whatever its nature, expressed or implicit, including, but not limited to, the implicit warranties of use or capability on a specific object.

As a ‘search engine’, GlossaNet will facilitate your access to texts that are published online. The CENTAL is not responsible for the text contents which remain the author’s responsibility.

We remind you that texts published on the internet may be protected by copyright laws. GlossaNet users agree to comply with the restrictions of use specified by the copyright holder. The CENTAL cannot be held responsible for any possible wrong-doing in these matters on the part of the users.

When using data collected with GlossaNet, users are strongly encouraged to mention in their publications at least one of the following references:

Fairon Cédrick, Macé Kévin, Naets Hubert, GlossaNet 2: a linguistic search engine for RSS-based corpora, In: Proceedings of LREC 2008. Workshop WAC4., Marrakesh, 2008, 2008.

Fairon Cédrick, Macé Kévin, Naets Hubert,GlossaNet : moteur de recherche linguistique en ligne]. Projet du Centre de traitement automatique du langage ­ CENTAL, Université catholique de Louvain [s.d.]. Disponible sur

Privacy policy

The use of personal information is restricted by Belgian law (law of December 8th, 1992 in relation to privacy protection regarding the use of personal data, modified by the law of December 11th 1998 transposing the directive 95/46/EC of October 24th 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data).

Users may send their questions regarding privacy by e-mail : privacy-glossa@uclouvain.be.

We collect part of the personal information provided by the users (password, profession, queries, RSS, etc.) to, for instance :

  • improve the website content and service provided,
  • keep users informed on updates,
  • contact users.

In accordance with the law, users have the right to access and modify their data that we process. On request, users may see and/or modify their personal data, should they be incorrect. Users wishing to exercise these rights may do so directly through the GlossaNet interface or by emailing us at the address mentionned above.

The information provided by users will be stored in the strictest of confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties.

Centre de traitement automatique du langage (CENTAL)
Collège Erasme, 1 place Blaise Pascal, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgique) - Tél: +32 (0)10/47.37.86 - Fax: +32 (0)10/47.26.06