LINGUIST List 8.183

Thu Feb 6 1997

FYI: Summer schools: ELSNET, Lg. diversity

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  1. Yvonne van Holsteijn, ELSNET's Summer School: Lexicon Development for Language and Speech Processing, second announcement
  2. Juhani Jarvikivi, 2nd Scandinavian Summer School on lg. diversity

Message 1: ELSNET's Summer School: Lexicon Development for Language and Speech Processing, second announcement

Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 11:55:43 +0100 (MET)
From: Yvonne van Holsteijn <elsnetlet.ruu.nl>
Subject: ELSNET's Summer School: Lexicon Development for Language and Speech Processing, second announcement

 ELSNET's 5TH EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON LANGUAGE AND SPEECH COMMUNICATION
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 LEXICON DEVELOPMENT FOR LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING


 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
 Centre for Computational Linguistics
 14-25 July 1997

 SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT
 *******************

ELSNET's fifth European Summer School on Language and Speech
Communication will be organised at the Centre for Computational
Linguistics in Leuven, Belgium. The central theme of the summer school
will be 'Lexicon development for Language and Speech Processing'. The
event is sponsored by ELSNET and Erasmus, and supported by ESCA and
EACL.

Language and speech processing applications with a reasonable coverage
need large lexicons. The construction and maintenance of lexical
resources is a costly and complex task. Consequently, decisions about
notation, format, structure, content and acquisition of lexical
knowledge require careful consideration, while keeping in mind
specific requirements of applications on the one hand and reusability
on the other. For students and staff interested in the development of
systems for speech and language communication it is of prime
importance to be familiar with the latest developments in this field.


Structure and Content of the Programme - Week I
===============================================

MONDAY 14/7 - FRIDAY 18/7

 09.00 - 10.45 Plenary
 Computational lexicography for speech and language
 Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld, Germany)

 10.45 - 11.15 Coffee break

 11.15 - 13.00 Parallel 1
 Lexical knowledge representation
 Gerald Gazdar (University of Sussex, UK)

 11.15 - 13.00 Parallel 2
 The use of lexica in text-to-speech systems
 Silvia Quazza (CSELT, Italy)

 13.00 - 14.15 Lunch

 14.15 - 16.00 Parallel 1
 Constraint-based lexicons
 Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
 Dan Flickinger (CSLI Stanford, USA)
 Frank Van Eynde (University of Leuven, Belgium)

 14.15 - 16.00 Parallel 2
 Speech databases
 Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
 Henk van den Heuvel (Univ. of Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

 16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break

 16.30 - 17.30 Student presentations


Structure and Content of the Programme - Week II
================================================

MONDAY 21/7 - FRIDAY 25/7

 09.00 - 10.45 Plenary
 The mental lexicon
 Harald Baayen (MPI Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
 Ardi Roelofs (MPI Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

 10.45 - 11.15 Coffee break

 11.15 - 13.00 Parallel 1
 Multilingual lexicography
 Susan Armstrong (ISSCO, University of Geneva, Switzerland)

 11.15 - 13.00 Parallel 2
 Automatic learning of lexical structure
 Walter Daelemans (University of Tilburg, the Netherlands)
 Gert Durieux (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

 13.00 - 14.15 Lunch

 14.15 - 16.00 Parallel 1
 Recognizing lexical units in text
 Gregory Grefenstette (Rank Xerox, Grenoble, France)
 Anne Schiller (Rank Xerox, Grenoble, France)
 Salah Ait-Mokhtar (Rank Xerox, Grenoble, France)

 14.15 - 16.00 Parallel 2
 The use of lexica in automatic speech recognition
 Lori Lamel (LIMSI, Orsay, France)
 Martine Adda-Decker (LIMSI, Orsay, France)

 16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break

 16.30 - 17.30 Student presentations



REGISTRATION
============

The Summer School is open to advanced undergraduate, graduate and
postgraduate students, as well as to postdocs and staff members from
academia and industry. Participants are expected to have a basic
knowledge of language and/or speech processing, but no prior
experience in the area of lexicon development will be assumed. The
courses are taught in English.

In order to facilitate the acquistion of hands-on experience the
number of participants will be limited to 90. Since it is expected
that the summerschool will be oversubscribed, early registration is
strongly recommended. For registration, use the form from our
WWW-pages at

 http://www.ccl.kuleuven.ac.be/ess97/ess97.html or
 http://www.elsnet.org


DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: MAY 1, 1997
======================================

Notices of acceptance will be sent (by email or fax) during the first
week of May. Applicants who are accepted will then be asked to pay the
registration fee and -if applicable- the accommodation costs.


DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT: JUNE 1, 1997
==================================

The other applicants are placed on a waiting list. They will be given
notice of (non)acceptance by June 15.


REGISTRATION FEES
=================

The registration fee covers the tuition, the lecture notes of the
courses which you will attend, consumptions during coffee breaks, and
the welcome and farewell parties. It does not include accommodation
nor meals.

 Students 5.000 BFr (= 125 ECU)
 Academic staff members 10.000 BFr (= 250 ECU)
 Employees of industry 20.000 BFr (= 500 ECU)

Participants from ELSNET sites get a 20% reduction and pay 4.000, 8.000 and
16.000 BFr, respectively.


MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM
======================================

More information and a registration form can be obtained from our
WWW-pages at

 http://www.ccl.kuleuven.ac.be/ess97/ess97.html
 http://www.elsnet.org


or from the Summer School secretariat at:

ELSNET Summer School Secretariat
c/o Centre for Computational Linguistics
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Maria-Theresiastraat 21
B-3000 Leuven
tel: +32-16-32.50.88
fax: +32-16-32.50.98
email: ess97ccl.kuleuven.ac.be


European Network in Language and Speech
____________________________________________________________
email: elsnetlet.ruu.nl
mail : Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS,
 Trans 10, 3512 JK, Utrecht, The Netherlands
tel : +31 30 253 6039
fax : +31 30 253 6000
www : http://www.elsnet.org
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Message 2: 2nd Scandinavian Summer School on lg. diversity

Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 14:06:42 GMT+2
From: Juhani Jarvikivi <Juhani.Jarvikivijoensuu.fi>
Subject: 2nd Scandinavian Summer School on lg. diversity

The Second Scandinavian Summer School on Language Diversity: A
Postgraduate Course on Multilingualism and Multiculturalism,

 will be held at the University of Joensuu, Finland

 MAY 29-31, 1997

The program of the three-day school will consist of survey lectures
and intensive workshops chaired by the invited lecturers:

Professor Wolfgang U. Dressler (univ. of Vienna): LANGUAGE DEATH.

Professor Terence Odlin ( Ohio State Univ.): WHERE DOES ENGLISH END
AND BEGIN: SOME PROBLEMS CONCERNING THE INTERLINGUAL IDENTIFICATION.

Professor Els Oksaar (univ. of Hamburg) : SOCIOCULTURAL ASPECTS OF
LANGUAGE CONTACT.


Fee: FIM 950 (c. SEK 1350) 
Application Deadline: April 1.

For a detailed schedule and further information contact: Language
Diversity (attn: Jussi Niemi), Linguistics, University of Joensuu, FIN
80101 Joensuu, Finland. 
phone: + 358-13-251 4306, fax: +358-13-251 4211 
e-mail: jussi.niemijoensuu.fi
 juhani.jarvikivijoensuu.fi 
 
 
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