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FYI: 2nd Call for Participation: EUROLAN Summer School

Author: Dan Cristea

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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Second Call for Participation



July 25 - August 6, 2005
''Babes-Bolyai'' University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

''Al.I.Cuza'' University of Iasi
Romanian Academy, Bucharest
''Babes-Bolyai'' University of Cluj-Napoca

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 following:
- creation and exploitation of multilingual resources, including corpora,
lexicons, wordnets, and ontologies;
- multilingual alignment of syntax, semantics, discourse, and other
language phenomena;
- 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:

Branimir Boguraev, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Dan Cristea, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Romania
Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield, UK
Dieter Fensel, DERI, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Pascale Fung, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
Martin Kay, Stanford University, USA
Bernardo Magnini, ITC-IRST, 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, Duluth, USA
Emanuele Pianta, ITC-IRST, Italy
Oana Postolache, Saarland University, Germany
Georgiana Puscasu, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Dumitru Roman, DERI, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Michael Stollberg, DERI, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Valentin Tablan, University of Sheffield, UK
Ioan Toma, DERI, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dan Tufis, Romanian Academy, Romania

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

Organizing Committee:
Vladiela Ciobotariu, ''Babes-Bolyai'' University Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dan Cristea, ''Al. I. Cuza'' University of Iasi, Romania
Corina Forascu, ''Al. I. Cuza'' University of Iasi, Romania
Angela Ionita, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
Dana A. Lupsa, ''Babes-Bolyai'' University Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dragos Petrascu, ''Babes-Bolyai'' University Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Horia F. Pop, ''Babes-Bolyai'' University Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Doina Tatar, ''Babes-Bolyai'' University Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dan Tufis, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania

Satellite events:
1. Workshop on ''Cross-Language Knowledge Induction''
Organized by:
Diana Zaiu Inkpen, University of Ottawa, Canada
Carlo Strapparava, ITC-IRST, Povo-Trento, Italy

2. Workshop and Kick-off Meeting on Romance FrameNet
Organised by:
Vincenzo Pallotta (EPFL, Switzerland)
Dan Tufis (Romanian Academy, Romania)

Welcome to EUROLAN 2005!

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