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Fri Jul 7 2000

FYI: Course - Language Technologies

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Message 1: Course - Lang Technologies: Machine Translation & Speech Processing

Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 15:43:29 +0200
From: toni.badia <toni.badiatrad.upf.es,>
Subject: Course - Lang Technologies: Machine Translation & Speech Processing

Course: LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES. MACHINE TRANSLATION AND SPEECH PROCESSING.

12.-14. July 2000
Men�ndez Pelayo International University
Barcelona

Director
 Marsal Gavald�
 School of Computer Science
 Carnegie Mellon University

Secretary
 Toni Badia
 Computational Linguistics Professor
 University Pompeu Fabra

Since we are living in the information era and humane language is the
most natural manner for us to communicate, language technologies have
adquired a fundamental role. Exponential increasing of computers
capacity, as well as advances in Computational Linguistics and Artificial
Intelligence in the last decades have fostered the achievement of old
dreams like universal translators or "electronic secretaries" that
understand and execute orders.

The course offers, by means of several speeches and round-table
discussions with experts, a concrete vision of the fundamental areas
concerning language technologies: speech recognition and generation, NLP
and MT. If you ever wondered how computers "understand" humane language,
you should let this course help you discovering it.

For further information, have a look at
http://www.cuimpb.es/gavald-c.html
(information in Spanish or Catalan)

We would thank you to forward this piece of information to interested
people.

WWW: http://www.cuimpb.es
Info: marti.quixaliula.upf.es


COURSE PROGRAMME

 Wednesday, July 12th
 9.00 
 Openning
 9.30 
 Speech Generation
 Alan Black
 Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburg
 11.00 
 Break
 11.15 
 Demonstrations:
 Speech Generation
 12.45 
 Demonstrations:
 Speech Recognition

(Lunch break)

 15.45 
 Natural Language Processing (I):
 "Morpho-syntactic Analysis and Tagging"
 Horacio Rodr�guez
 Universitat Polit�cnica de Catalunya

 16.45 
 Natural Language Processing (II):
 "Syntactic Analysis and Tagging"
 Sergi Balari
 Universitat Aut�noma de Barcelona
 17.45 
 Break
 
 Thursday, July 13th

 9.30 
 Natural Language Processing (III):
 "Semantic Analysis and Discourse"
 Hans Kamp
 Universit�t Stuttgart

 10.30 
 Machine Translation (I):
 "Strategies"
 Arturo Trujillo

 11.30 
 Break
 
 11.45 
 Machine Translation (II):
 "Universal Networking Language as an Interlingua"
 Hiroshi Uchida
 Institute of Advanced Studies
 The United Nations University. Japan
 
 12.45 
 Machine Translation (III):
 "Complete MT Systems"
 Gabriel Amores
 Universidad de Sevilla 
 
 15.30 
 Demonstrations:
 Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation: 
 Segre, El Peri�dico de Catalunya, Diari Oficial de la Generalitat, etc.
 (daily newspapers which are translated into Catalan or Spanish
 through an MT System)

 18.30 
 Break
 
 19.30 
 Discussion:

 "Administration and Linguistic Engeneering"
 Paricipants:
 Hans Kamp
 Hiroshi Uchida
 F. Marcos-Mar�n
 Instituto Cervantes
 N�ria Bel
 Universitat de Barcelona

 Friday, July 14th
 
 9.00 
 Speech Recognition (I):
 "Speech production, perception and codification" 
 Alex Waibel
 Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburg 
 
 10.00 
 Speech Recognition (II):
 "Decodification of the acoustic signal"
 Jos� Mari�o
 Universitat Polit�cnica de Catalunya

 11.00 
 Break
 
 11.15 
 Speech Recognition (III):
 "Complete Systems"
 Alex Waibel
 
 12.00 
 Discussion:
 "Language, natural languages, technologies and
 social needs"
 (Pending)

 13.00 
 Closing Session:
 "Language and Knowledge City"
 Joan Clos
 Mayor of the City of Barcelona


WWW: http://www.cuimpb.es
Info: marti.quixaliula.upf.es
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