"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
The Fourth Baltic Studies Summer Institute will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago June 16 to August 8. 1997.
Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian languages will be offered. Intensive first year of each language in 8 weeks!
Cultural enrichment will consist of Baltic Culture (first 4 weeks) and Baltic History (second 4 weeks). There will also be a variety of guest lecturers from all over North America, an opportunity to live in downtown Chicago close to the ethnic communities and their museums, archives and cultural life, participation in various exciting events.
Students can enroll for language courses in Estonian or Latvian or Lithuanian (101 and 102) for credit in two parts of 4 credits each. Recipients of fellowships (for language study only) will be required to audit culture and/or history (3 credits each) as well to get an overview of the folklore, mythology, prehistory, literature and film and gain an understanding of the historical context of all three countries.
Language classes will run concurrently 4 hours a day 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Culture and History will be 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
Tuition is $118.- per credit plus a non-refundable registration fee of $30.-.
UIC Dormitory housing is available at $21.- a day. Sublets in the neighborhoods or youth hostel-type housing also available.
Fellowship applications require: grade transcripts, 2 recommendations and a letter describing reasons for study to be sent as soon as possible to:
Prof. Violeta Kelertas, Endowed Chair of Lithuanian Studies, Director BALSSI 1997, Dept. of Slavic and Baltic Languages (m/c 306), 1610 University Hall, University of Illinois at Chicago, 601 S. Morgan St., Chicago IL 60607-7112. USA
All inquiries regarding academic matters should also be addressed to the Director.
Brochures will be mailed out to those who request them and send their mailing address as soon as they become available.
Registration is being handled by the Office of Continuing Education and Public Service (m/c 165), 1033 West Van Buren St., Suite 700N, Chicago IL 60607-2919.
A Fax-on-demand 800 number for registration will be in-place soon.
There will be information on Balt-L regularly, but fellowships will be decided early on, so don't delay, make your Baltic summer plans now!
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SUMMER SCHOOL ON INFORMATION EXTRACTION (SCIE-97)
University of Roma, Tor Vergata, Villa Mondragone Frascati, Roma, Italy, 14-19 July 1997
The Artificial Intelligence group of the Department of Computer Science, Systems and Production of the University of Roma, Tor Vergata, in cooperation with the Italian Association of Artifical Intelligence (AI*IA), is pleased to announce the firs Summer School on Information Extraction 1997 (SCIE-97), to be held in Frascati, Roma, Italy, on 14-19, July .
Aim of the school is to bring together researchers and practicioners of the different scientific areas involved in Information Extraction (Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Statistics, ...) to stress its multidisciplinary nature.
The increasing availability of new information trasmission technologies demands new and more personal information filtering methods: in fact it is obvious that it is not the amount of information that gives the value but the possibility to access it at the right time and in the most suitable form.
The need of users to have filtered access to a mass of multi-media information by means of a personalised information profile, induced a growing effort in industries and state-owned organizations (e.g. academia) in launching projects to develop systems satisfying these requirements. Fully developed systems should provide the user with filtered information, that is direct access to pertinent data among huge data flows. This has the benefits, from the users' viewpoint, to dramatically reduce the necessary browsing time.
Information extraction is a crucial need in several IT areas (e.g. document management, access to full text databases, or navigation in texts) and its successful application will be a relevant progress towards the future information society.
The Summer School on Information Extraction (SCIE-97) aims to put together advanced contributions to studies and projects on Information Extraction from the different involved areas.
The school is organized as a set of technical courses held by international experts in the field, on the main scientific IE themes. Technical demonstrations of current IE technologies and systems will be also held at the school. Specific workshops are planned to favor the cooperative discussion among specialists and fellows.
A preliminary list of invited teachers as well as the related course subjects follows:
1)-Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield) "Information Extraction: methodological and technological issues"
2)-Bran Boguraev (Apple Computer -Cupertino) "Terminology identification and extraction"
3)-Greg Grefenstette (Rank Xerox Research -Grenoble, France ) "Quantitative methods for NLP driven IR"
4)-Ralph Grishman (University of New York) "Processing sublanguages"
5)-Alan Smeaton (University of Dublino) "Language processing and Large scale Information retrieval"
6)-Nicola Guarino (LADSEB-CNR Padova) "Formal onthology for knowledge sharing and integration" English Lit., Comp. Lit. or Linguistics 7)-Lorenza Saitta (University of Torino) "Unsupervised and Supervised learning"
8)-Sophie Cluet (INRIA, Parigi) "Methods and tools for data base management of structured documents"
# prof. Maristella Agosti (Univ. of Padova) # prof. Paolo Atzeni (Univ. of Roma III) # prof. Luigia Carlucci Aiello (Univ. of Roma "La Sapienza") # prof. Floriana Esposito (Univ. of Bari) # prof. Maria Teresa Pazienza (Univ. of Roma, Tor Vergata) (chair)
The following institutions already confirmed their support to SCIE-97 :
- ESA (European Space Agency) - Fondazione Ugo Bordoni - Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA)
Other institutions are planning a specific support:
- European Community (EC) - National Research Council - CNR - ENEA
Participants will be fully informed about the current status of the art during one week of plenary courses and workshops in the pleasant atmosphere of the historical city of Frascati (very close to Rome - Italy).
>From February 1997 onwards the final programme will be available.Keep checking our w3 pages (http://babele.info.utovrm.it/~scie97)
- R. Basili (Univ. Roma Tor Vergata) - M. Di Nanni (Univ. Roma Tor Vergata) - G. Pedani (Univ. Roma Tor Vergata) - M. Vindigni (Univ. Roma Tor Vergata)
School e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ----------------------------------------- SCIE-97 Summer School on Information Extraction University of Roma, Tor Vergata Via della Ricerca Scientifica 00133 ROMA (ITALY) tel +39 6 72594488/4484 fax +39 6 2020519 mailto:email@example.com http://babele.info.utovrm.it/~scie97