The Northern European Association for Language Technology (NEALT) is a scientific, non-profit and non-political association focusing its activities especially on the north European countries (Denmark including the Faroe Islands and Greenland, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and Northwest Russia) and on the languages spoken in that area.


The purposes of the association are:

  1. To promote research and development activities in the field of language technology, including speech technology.
  2. To promote cooperation and information exchange among related professional and technical societies.
  3. To represent language technology to funding bodies and government agencies.
  4. To disseminate information on language technology to the general public.

NEALT organizes the biannual Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa conference. NEALT is responsible for the The Northern European Journal of Language Technology (NEJLT) and The NEALT Proceedings Series. NEALT has an Executive Committee with members serving in a role in two year turns typically.