Ellogon is being developed and copyrighted by Georgios Petasis, a former member of the Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos", Greece. Its development started in early 1998. The motivation for its development, at that time, was the inadequacy of existing platforms to support important features for the NLP applications of the SKEL laboratory. Being in constant development since 1998, Ellogon is now a mature and well tested infrastructure, as it has been used in many national and European projects either by SKEL or its partners in some of these projects. Ellogon facilities have been used for creating a wide range of NLP applications, such as various linguistic tools, information filtering and extraction systems in several European languages, controlled language checkers. Since 2002, Ellogon has been provided for free, for research use, to research and academic organisations. Since January 2004, Ellogon adopted an even more free, open source license (LGPL) which allows the use of Ellogon even in commercial applications.

The Ellogon Developement Team