The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology(情報通信研究機構,Jōhō Tsūshin Kenkyū Kikō?, NICT) is Japan's primary national research institute for information and communications. It is located at 4-2-1 Nukui-Kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan.
NICT was established as an Independent Administrative Institution in 2004 when Japan's Communications Research Laboratory (established 1896) merged with the Telecommunications Advancement Organization. Today NICT's mission is to carry out research and development in the field of information and communications technology. It has a range of responsibilities including generating and disseminating Japan's national frequency and time standards; conducting type approval tests of radio equipment for the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) and marine radar based on Japan's Radio Law; and providing regular observations of the ionosphere and space weather. It also operates the JJY, a low frequency time signal.
Japanese-English Bilingual Corpus of Wikipedia's Kyoto Articles
The Japanese-English Bilingual Corpus of Wikipedia's Kyoto Articles is used for supporting research and development relevant to high-performance multilingual machine translation, information extraction, and other language processing technologies. NICT has created this corpus by manually translating Japanese Wikipedia articles (related to Kyoto) into English. The Japanese-English Bilingual Kyoto Lexicon was created by extracting the Japanese-English word pairs from this corpus. As of December 23, 2010, 14,111 Japanese articles are translated into English.