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Predicting the Future: Technology Roadmapping

Stephan Busemann; Hans Uszkoreit
In: ELSNews, Vol. 13, No. 1, Pages 6-9, University of Sussex Print Unit, 2004.


This article suggests a methodology for technology roadmapping that puts forecasting of technological developments on more systematic grounds than previous approaches. A web-based system has been developed ( that allows technology roadmaps to be encoded, presented to the public, and discussed widely. Within this system three roadmap documents have been encoded that highlight different aspects of the field of language technologies.