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LINGUIST List 24.4884

Mon Dec 02 2013

Summer Schools: XIV Universal Networking Language (UNL) School/ Patras, Greece

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <gosialinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Nov-2013
From: Ronaldo Martins <r.martinsundlfoundation.org>
Subject: XIV Universal Networking Language (UNL) School/ Patras, Greece
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XIV Universal Networking Language (UNL) School

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

Dates: 10-Mar-2014 - 14-Mar-2014
Location: Patras, Greece

Focus: The UNDL Foundation and the University of Patras invite applications for the XIV UNL School, to take place at the University of Patras, in Patras, Greece, from March 10th to 14th, 2014. The workshop is dedicated to the development of the resources for the processing of the languages below. The UNDL Foundation will pay the travel and accommodation expenses for the selected candidates not living in the region of Patras.

Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

Special Qualifications:
In order to apply, external candidates must comply with ALL the following requisites:
- Candidates must be native speakers of any of the languages referred to above OR must have a university diploma in Latin or Ancient Greek.
- Candidates must have completed the certificates Certificate of Language Engineering Aptitude (CLEA750) and Certificate of Proficiency in UNL (CUP500). These certificates may be be pursued online at VALERIE - the Virtual Learning Environment for UNL, available at www.unlweb.net/valerie.
- Candidates must have a degree in linguistics, language studies, translation studies, computational linguistics or related field.
- Candidates must be residents in Europe or Middle East.
Previous experience in natural language processing, respectable academic records and previous experience in any of the existing projects within the UNLweb will also be valued, but are not mandatory.

Description:
The main goal of the XIV UNL School is to extend the number of languages participating in the UNL Program, by creating the corresponding basic dictionaries and corpora, as well as the morphological modules of the grammar
(inflectional paradigms and subcategorization frames).

The workshop is dedicated to the development of the resources for the following languages:
*Albanian
*Basque
*Belarussian
*Catalan
*Czech
*Danish
*Dutch
*Finnish
*Greek (Ancient)
*Greek (Modern)
*Hebrew
*Icelandic
*Latin
*Latvian
*Lithuanian
*Macedonian
*Maltese
*Norwegian
*Polish
*Swedish
*Turkish

The workshop will take 30 hours, from March 10th to March 14th, 2014, according to the tentative schedule below:
- March 10th, Monday - Introduction to UNL
- March 11th, Tuesday - Grammar: inflectional paradigms
- March 12th, Wednesday - Grammar: subcategorization frames
- March 13th, Thursday - Dictionaries
- March 14th, Friday - Evaluation & Discussion

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Tuition: 0 USD

Tuition Explanation: The XIV UNL School is free of charge. The UNDL Foundation will pay the travel and accommodation expenses for the selected candidates not living in the region of Patras.

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 12-Jan-2014
The UNDL Foundation will pay the following travel and accommodation expenses to the external candidates (i.e., not living in the region of Patras):
- a round-trip plane, bus or train ticket from/to Patras;
- 6 (six) nights at a budget hotel in Patras;
- 6 (six) per diem of USD50.00 (total of USD300.00), to cover any other expenses, including meals and transportation.

Registration: 26-Nov-2013 to 12-Jan-2014

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

Registration Instructions:
In order to apply, candidates must fill in the form available at www.unlweb.net/school/registration before the deadline.
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