LINGUIST List 28.3470

Mon Aug 21 2017

Summer Schools: Bio-NLP

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 17-Aug-2017
From: Dan Cristea <>
Subject: Bio-NLP
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Host Institution: Ovidius University, Constanta
Coordinating Institution: Alexandru Ioan Cuza - University of Iasi

Dates: 10-Sep-2017 - 17-Sep-2017
Location: Constanta, Romania

Focus: EUROLAN-2017 focusses on Biomedical Text Mining (BioNLP), i.e. natural language processing (NLP) techniques applied to identify and extract information from scientific publications in biology, medicine, and chemistry, in order to discover novel knowledge that can contribute to biomedical research.
Minimum Education Level: MA

EUROLAN-2017 is the 13th Summer School in a series initiated in 1993. The large size of the biomedical literature and its rapid growth in recent years make literature search and information access a demanding task. Health-care professionals in the clinical domain face a similar problem of information explosion when dealing with the ever-increasing body of available medical/health records in electronic form. Overall, the application of automatic NLP techniques to unstructured text in scientific literature and medical records enables life scientists to find and exploit this data.

EUROLAN-2017 has engaged several well-known researchers in the fields of BioNLP and NLP to provide a comprehensive overview of language processing models and techniques applicable to the biomedical domain, ranging from an introduction to fundamental NLP technologies to the study of use cases and exploitation of available tools and frameworks that support BioNLP. Tutorial are accompanied by hands-on sessions.  


EUROLAN-2017 is hosted by the “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science and Faculty of Medicine, in Constanta, Romania.

Satellite event:

MEDA-2017 – workshop on Curative Power of MEdical DAta will take place on 12 and 13 September; see details at


Low-cost accommodation for EUROLAN students is available in the University’s hostel (shared double rooms). Alternatively, participants may opt for a number of hotels in the city of Constanta or Mamaia.

Registration and fee:

Before 18 August: 400 EUR (extended)
19 August and later: 450 EUR (adjusted)

These fees are applicable only to students; for other types of participants, see

Important Dates:
- Last day for early registration: August 18, 2017 (extended)
- Last day for late registration: September 10, 2017 (extended)
- EUROLAN School: September 10-17, 2017

Program Committee and Contacts:

Dan Cristea>
Nancy Ide>
Dan Tufis>


- Romanian Academy
- “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Ia?i
- “Ovidius” University of Constan?a
- Vassar College
- Technical Sciences Academy of Romania
- Romanian Association of Computational Linguistics

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Languages: English

Language Families: Germanic

Tuition: 450 EUR
Registration: 01-Jun-2017 to 10-Sep-2017
Contact Person: Dan Cristea
                Phone: 0040 744 839539

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
In the registration form (accessed from this address: you will be asked to provide: date of registration, name, gender, background, e-mail address, affiliation, address and country.

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