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LINGUIST List 18.2338

Tue Aug 07 2007

Confs: Computational Linguistics/Georgia

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        1.    Sergei Nirenburg, Language Engineering for Low-Density Languages


Message 1: Language Engineering for Low-Density Languages
Date: 06-Aug-2007
From: Sergei Nirenburg <sergeiumbc.edu>
Subject: Language Engineering for Low-Density Languages
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Language Engineering for Low-Density Languages

Date: 15-Oct-2007 - 27-Oct-2007
Location: Batumi, Georgia
Contact: Sergei Nirenburg
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://ilit.umbc.edu/ASI

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The NATO-sponsored Advanced Study Institute on Advances in Language
Engineering fror Low- and Middle-Density Languages is devoted to the
development of computational language resources for languages for which
these resources are not available or are underdeveloped. Related research
and development is being carried out around the world and progress on one
language or group of languages can guide work on others. The Institute will
seek to facilitate new language engineering initiatives for additional
languages and to expose linguists and software engineers to a variety of
techniques and case studies.

Students, researchers and practitioners interested in the topic are welcome
to apply. Visit the ASI website (http://ilit.umbc.edu/ASI) for more
information on FINANCIAL SUPPORT and ELIGIBILITY.

Structure The Institute will include mini-courses, lectures, workshops,
software demonstrations and, possibly, a poster session and a panel discussion.

Target Audience The Institute is geared toward students and practitioners
of computational linguistics, linguistics and computer science.

Application for Participation If you would like to participate in the
Institute, please submit the application form available on the Institute's
website: http://ilit.umbc.edu/ASI. Please pay attention to eligibility
conditions related to your country of citizenship. The deadline for
application submissions is August 17, 2007. (Apologies for such short
notice.) Selection of participants will be carried out by the co-directors
in consultation with the lecturers.

Participant Support The Institute has funds to offset the travel and living
expenses of those participants who do not have other sources of travel
support. You can indicate on the Application for Participation whether you
would like to be considered for financial support. If you are granted such
support, you will be expected to attend the full two weeks of the Institute.

Participation options Participants may:

- Simply attend the ASI.
- Attend the ASI and submit a proposal to do a system demonstration.
- Attend the ASI + submit a paper to be considered for workshop
presentation or poster session.

See the Web site for details about submissions. All submissions will be
reviewed by a subset of the lecturers. Authors of outstanding papers may be
invited to contribute to a collection to be published after the Institute
by IOS Press. The program of the Institute will be made sufficiently
flexible to accommodate any accepted presentations, demos and posters.

Location Batumi is a resort town on the Georgian Black Sea coast. You can
find more about it, for example, in Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batumi

Courses (alphabetically by lecturer; a small number of courses may still be
added)
Building Computational Resources for Treebanks: from Syntactic Constituency
to Dependency Structures

Rodolfo Delmonte (Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy)

Bi- and Multilingual Electronic Dictionaries, Their Design and Applications
to Low- and Middle-Density Languages

Ivan Derzhanski (Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, Sofia,
Bulgaria)

Applying Ontological Semantics and Finite State Morphology to Georgian

Oleg Kapanadze (University of Tbilisi, Georgia)

Hybrid Machine Translation for Low- and Middle-Density Languages

Stella Markantonatou (Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athens,
Greece)

Practical Computational Descriptive Linguistics for Low- and Middle-Density
Languages

Marjorie McShane (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)

Building Computational Resources and Processors for Persian and Armenian
Karine Megerdoomian (MITRE Corporation, USA)

Ontological Semantics and Its Applications

Sergei Nirenburg (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)

Developing Computational Morphology for Low- and Middle-Density Languages
Kemal Oflazer (Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Extracting Bilingual Lexicons from Parallel Corpora

Dan Tufis (Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian Academy
of Sciences, Bucharest Romania)

Practical Syntactic Processing of Flexible Word Order Languages with
Dynamic Syntax

David Tugwell (St Andrews University, Scotland)

Applying Meaning Text Linguistic Model to Automatic Text Synthesis of Low-
and Middle-Density Languages

Leo Wanner (ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain)

Building lexicons and morphological and syntactic processors for Low- and
Middle-Density Languages, With Examples from Hebrew and Arabic

Shuly Wintner (University of Haifa, Israel)

ASI Co-Directors

Oleg Kapanadze, University of Tbilisi, Georgia
Sergei Nirenburg, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

Have questions? Send e-mail to Sergei Nirenburg: sergei AT umbc DOT edu




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