LINGUIST List 24.1725

Thu Apr 18 2013

Summer Schools: XII UNL School/ Geneva, Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <>

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

Host Institution: UNDL FoundationCoordinating Institution: UNDL FoundationWebsite:

Dates: 17-Jun-2013 - 21-Jun-2013Location: 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. Thisis an intermediate-level workshop dedicated to the improvement ofgrammatical resources already existing in the UNL framework. The UNDLFoundation will pay the travel and accommodation expenses for the selectedcandidates 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 corporaUCA, available at our website.- The certificates CLEA250, CLEA500 and CLEA750, available atVALERIE (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 inparticipating in the UNL framework. Several courses have been organized by theUNDL Foundation in the recent years. The UNDL Foundation is a non-profitorganization based in Geneva, Switzerland, which has received, from the UnitedNations, the mandate for implementing the Universal Networking Language (UNL).The UNL is an artificial language that has been used for several differenttasks in natural language engineering, such as machine translation,multilingual document generation, summarization, information retrieval andsemantic reasoning. It has been, since 1996, a unique initiative to reducelanguage barriers and strengthen cross-cultural communication in the frameworkof 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:

Apply on the web:

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

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