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Mon Jan 26 2009

Confs: Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling, Syntax/Norway

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        1.    Janne Johannessen, PhD Training Course: Infrastructural Tools


Message 1: PhD Training Course: Infrastructural Tools
Date: 26-Jan-2009
From: Janne Johannessen <jannebjiln.uio.no>
Subject: PhD Training Course: Infrastructural Tools
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PhD training course: Infrastructural tools

Date: 02-Jun-2009 - 06-Jun-2009
Location: Vinstra, Norway
Contact: Janne Bondi Johannessen
Contact Email: jannebjiln.uio.no
Meeting URL: http://www.hf.uio.no/tekstlab/phd-kurs_06_09/phd-index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This is a PhD Training Course whose main aim is to heighten the awareness of
future researchers in the importance of a thorough and scientific sound use of
empirical data. The course will offer lectures in principles and methods of data
collection, and the students will learn to do annotation ranging from
transcription to grammatical tagging.

Time and place:
2-6 June 2009. (Participants are expected to stay the whole period, and arrive
the night before.) Fefor Høifjellshotell, 3 hours by train from Oslo airport
Gardermoen to Vinstra station.

Who can attend:
The course aims at PhD and research students in language studies and
linguistics. Applicants will be selected according to these criteria:
position/degree, research project and country of home institution. Application
deadline is 15. April, and notification will be given by 25. April 2009.

Course contents:
Its main aim is to heighten the awareness of future researchers in the
importance of a thorough and scientific sound use of empirical data. The course
will offer lectures in principles and methods of data collection, and the
students will learn to do annotation ranging from transcription to grammatical
tagging. The course will further show examples of how good data collections,
corpora, have been used for language research, and in particular, for syntax.
The staff are top scholars in linguistics and language technology, plus
technical staff from the UiO Text Laboratory.

Cost:
Students from the Nordic countries can participate in the course for free and
get their costs for traveling covered; those from the Baltic countries can
participate in the course for free and have to cover 30% of the costs for
traveling themselves. Course participants from other countries can participate
in the course for free and have to cover the costs for traveling themselves.

Lecturers:
Sjef Barbiers, Meertens Institute, Amsterdam
Elisabet Engdahl, Gothenburg University
Øystein Alexander Vangsnes, University of Tromsø
Janne Bondi Johannessen, University of Oslo
Beáta Megyesi, Uppsala University

Technical staff:
Language engineer Anders Nøklestad
Language engineer Kristin Hagen
Language engineer Joel Priestley
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