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1st Call for Participation: Eurolan 2005 Summer School - The Multilingual Web: Resources, Technologies, and Prospects

From: Dan Cristea <dcristea@infoiasi.ro>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 16:39:12 +0200
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   First Call for Participation



Seventh Biennial Summer School







July 25 - August 6, 2005

"Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania



    A truly global society will rely heavily on access to information that
can accommodate multiple cultures and languages. To enable this, researchers
in language technology are developing resources and applications to support
a multilingual web that will ensure the requisite trans-lingual

    The EUROLAN 2005 summer school will provide two weeks of intensive study
of the technologies and resources currently under development to support
multilingual processing, as well as the applications that exploit them to
enable multilingual access to information disseminated via the web.
Internationally known scholars and researchers involved in leading-edge work
in relevant areas will serve as professors at the school, giving half- and
full-day seminars and hands-on labs to provide students with in-depth
understanding and experience. Topics to be covered in the school include the


- creation and exploitation of multilingual resources, including corpora,
lexicons, wordnets, and ontologies;

- multilingual alignment of syntax, semantics, discourse, and other language

- annotation of various phenomena in multiple languages, including word
senses, time annotations, anaphora;

- annotation transfer, enabling importing in new languages of knowledge
encoded in the mark-up for English, etc.;

- cross-lingual applications, including machine translation, information
retrieval, extraction and summarization, document indexing, etc.;

- the multilingual "knowledge web", its philosophy, state of the art, needs,
and vision for the future.



EUROLAN 2005 Professors (more to be announced): 


Branimir Boguraev, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA

Dan Cristea, "Al. I. Cuza" University, Romania

Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield, UK 

Dieter Fensel, DERI, Austria

Pascale Fung, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA

Martin Kay, Stanford University, USA

Bernardo Magnini, IRST-ITC, Italy 

Daniel Marcu, University of Southern California, USA

Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas, USA

Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Vivi Nastase, University of Ottawa, Canada

Nicolas Nicolov, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA

Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton, UK 

Marius Pasca, Google Inc., USA 

Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota, USA  

Emanuele Pianta, IRST-ITC, Italy 

Oana Postolache, Saarland University, Germany

Georgiana Puscasu, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Michael Stollberg, DERI, Austria

Valentin Tablan, University of Sheffield, UK 

Dan Tufis, Romanian Academy, Romania

Dekai Wu, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong 

David Yarowsky, Johns Hopkins University, USA 


        The venue of EUROLAN 2005 is Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the heart of
Transylvania. An excursion to the medieval town of Sighisoara and Bran
("Dracula") Castle is planned for the weekend at the school's mid-point. 

        Whatever the venue, the EUROLAN summer schools are well known for
the degree of camaraderie that develops among students and professors alike
- just ask any previous participant! Students in the school learn an
enormous amount, but at the same time enjoy the warmth of new friendships
with both fellow students and professors. 


Program Committee: 

Dan Cristea, "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania 

Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield, UK

Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA 

Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas, USA 

Dan Tufis, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania 


Satellite events: 

1. Workshop on "Cross-Language Knowledge Induction" 


Organized by:    

            Carlo Strapparava, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e
Tecnologica, Trento, Italy

            Diana Zaiu Inkpen, University of Ottawa, Canada

2. to be announced


Welcome to EUROLAN 2005!
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