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Tue Feb 22 2005

FYI: 7th Biennial Summer School - Eurolan 2005

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        1.    Dan Cristea, 7th Biennial Summer School - Eurolan 2005

Message 1: 7th Biennial Summer School - Eurolan 2005

Date: 22-Feb-2005
From: Dan Cristea <>
Subject: 7th Biennial Summer School - Eurolan 2005

7th Biennial Summer School - Eurolan 2005 - The Multilingual Web:
Resources, Technologies, and Prospects
Short Title: EUROLAN 2005

Date: 25-Jul-2005 - 06-Aug-2005
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Contact: Dan Cristea
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

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 capabilities.

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.

The venue of EUROLAN 2005 is University Babes-Bolyai in 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!

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

Details about program, registration and fees will be soon posted on the
EUROLAN 2005 web site.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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