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LINGUIST List 24.1725

Thu Apr 18 2013

Summer Schools: XII UNL School/ Geneva, Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Apr-2013
From: Ronaldo Martins <r.martinsundlfoundation.org>
Subject: XII UNL School/ Geneva, Switzerland
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XII UNL School

Host Institution: UNDL Foundation
Coordinating Institution: UNDL Foundation
Website: http://www.unlweb.net/school

Dates: 17-Jun-2013 - 21-Jun-2013
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Focus: The UNDL Foundation invites applications for the XII UNL School,
to take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from June 17th to 21th, 2013. This
is an intermediate-level workshop dedicated to the improvement of
grammatical resources already existing in the UNL framework. The UNDL
Foundation will pay the travel and accommodation expenses for the selected
candidates not living in Geneva.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate


Special Qualifications:
Candidates must have successfully completed:
- The grammars to UNL-ize and NL-ize the 400 sentences of corpora
UCA, available at our website.
- The certificates CLEA250, CLEA500 and CLEA750, available at
VALERIE (also on our website).
- A university degree in Linguistics, Computer Science, or related field.


Description:
The purpose of the UNL School is to train people who are interested in
participating in the UNL framework. Several courses have been organized by the
UNDL Foundation in the recent years. The UNDL Foundation is a non-profit
organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, which has received, from the United
Nations, the mandate for implementing the Universal Networking Language (UNL).
The UNL is an artificial language that has been used for several different
tasks in natural language engineering, such as machine translation,
multilingual document generation, summarization, information retrieval and
semantic reasoning. It has been, since 1996, a unique initiative to reduce
language barriers and strengthen cross-cultural communication in the framework
of the UN.


Tuition: 0 USD

Registration: 17-Apr-2013 to 12-May-2013

Contact Person: Ronaldo Martins
Phone: +41 (0)22 879 80 90
Fax: +41 (0)22 879 80 91
Email: r.martinsundlfoundation.org

Apply on the web: http://www.unlweb.net/school/registration

Registration Instructions:
In order to apply, candidates must fill in the form available at the
application website before 23:59:59 (UTC) of May 12th, 2013.
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