LINGUIST List 24.1623

Wed Apr 10 2013

Summer Schools: DGfS-CL/EXCITEMENT Fall School 2013/ Heidelberg, Germany

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <>

Date: 10-Apr-2013
From: Britta Zeller <>
Subject: DGfS-CL/EXCITEMENT Fall School 2013/ Heidelberg, Germany
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DGfS-CL/EXCITEMENT Fall School 2013

Host Institution: Universität HeidelbergCoordinating Institution: Deutsche Gesellschaft für SprachwissenschaftWebsite:

Dates: 02-Sep-2013 - 13-Sep-2013Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Focus: The Fall School presents innovative and emerging fields in computationallinguistics which are not traditionally taught in standard degree programmes.Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

Description:The CL Fall School is a biennial event for bachelor-level and master-levelstudents in computational linguistics, computer science, and neighboring areasof linguistics who wish to broaden their knowledge of techniques and methodsused in natural language processing. We are offering four courses in variousareas of computational linguistics. Along with the theoretical knowledgetransfer, the courses also consist of lab sessions in which the participantscan develop and experiment with concrete applications. All lectures are givenin English.

Course(s) Offered:

Distributional Semantics The goal of this course is to present the state of the art in distributional semantics as a framework to explore semantic representations for linguistic, NLP, and cognitive research. Students will learn how to build and experiment with DSMs, testing their potentialities, their parameters, as well as their current limits.

Intelligent CALL and Learner Corpora Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL) is a relatively young field of interdisciplinary research exploring the integration of natural language processing in foreign language teaching and second language acquisition research. The course will introduce both the theoretical issues and the practical system development aspects of ICALL and provide the student with a firm basis for understanding the current research issues.

Textual Entailment The goal of this course is to give participants a detailed knowledge of the state-of-the-art theories and concepts in textual entailment recognition. This includes the typology of the major algorithmic approaches, relevant linguistic phenomena, applying textual entailment to NLP applications, and acquiring inference knowledge from various sources.

Linguistic Annotation During the course the students will learn about the different preprocessing steps involved in the creation of a linguistically annotated corpus and will get to know (and use) different tools for manual and automatic annotation. We will talk about the merits of standardisation and interoperability for linguistic corpora and have a look at some important standards. The students will learn to compute inter-annotator agreement for human annotators and to evaluate automatically predicted annotations.

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics, Text and Corpus Linguistics,Semantics

Subject Languages: English

Tuition: 150.00 EUR

Tuition Explanation:The registration fees include attendance and two coffee breakseach day. Please indicate whether you will attend the welcome evening on Sunday,1st September. Payment is by bank transfer only. For registration on-site we chargean additional 20 € per workshop registration.Payment is by bank transfer only. Pleasenote that the early registration fee of 150 EUR is only valid until June 15, 2013.The regular fee for later registrations is 200 EUR.

Registration: 09-Apr-2013 to 31-Jul-2013

Contact Person: Britta Zeller Email:

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:The online registration form is accessible. For further information, please visit the application website.

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