[Elsnet-list] 3rd International Workshop on Dictionary Writing Systems

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         DWS 2004 - SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
  Third International Workshop on DICTIONARY WRITING SYSTEMS (DWS 2004)
               Brno, Czech Republic, 6-7 September 2004
                     http://nlp.fi.muni.cz/dws2004/

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The workshop is organised by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University,
Brno, as a pre-conference workshop of TSD 2004 (Text, Speech and Dialogue -
http://nlp.fi.muni.cz/tsd2004). The workshop is supported by EURALEX
(the European Association for Lexicography).

A dictionary writing system (DWS) is a piece of software for writing and
producing a dictionary. It might include an editor, a database, a web
interface and various management tools (for allocating work etc.) It operates
with a dictionary grammar, which specifies the structure of the dictionary.

The workshop follows similar successful events in Brighton, UK in 2002
and 2003. It will include hands-on experience of a leading DWS, presentation
of research papers and demos. The deadline for abstracts of proposed research
presentations and demos is July, 31.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:
  * dictionary project managers
  * lexical database users and developers
  * lexicographers
  * students of lexicography, lexicology, computational lingusitics

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
  * Pavel Smrz, Masaryk U, Brno, Czech Republic (chair)
  * Philippe Climent, IDM, France
  * Steve Crowdy, Longman Dictionaries/Pearson, U.K.
  * Frantisek Cermak, Charles U, Prague, Czech Republic
  * Laura Elliott, Oxford University Press, U.K.
  * Adam Kilgarriff, U of Brighton and Lexicography MasterClass Ltd., U.K.
  * Gilles-Maurice de Schryver, U Pretoria, South Africa

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
  E-mail: dws2004 at aurora.fi.muni.cz
  * Pavel Smrz (chair)
  * Karel Pala (TSD2004 OC chair)
  * Martin Povolny
  * Adam Rambousek
  * Anna Sinopalnikova


FEES:
Full participant:
Early payment (by July 31):	CZK 5000 (approx. 150 euro, 100 pounds)
Late or on-site payment:	CZK 7000 (approx. 210 euro, 140 pounds)
Full-time Student:
Early payment (by July 31):	CZK 3000 (approx. 90 euro, 60 pounds)
Late or on-site payment:	CZK 4000 (approx. 120 euro, 80 pounds)

The payment may be refunded up until August 15, at the cost of CZK 1500.
No refund is possible after this date.
All costs are in Czech Crowns (CZK), see e.g. www.xe.com/ucc for the current
exchange rate.


ACCOMMODATION:
The organizing committee will arrange accommodation in a 3 star hotel and
student dormitories at reasonable prices. The actual list of available
accommodation and prices will be accessible at the Workshop website.


ADDRESS:
All correspondence regarding the Workshop should be addressed to:

Anna Sinopalnikova
DWS 2004
Faculty of Informatics
Masaryk University
Botanicka 68a
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

phone: +420 5 49 49 66 96
fax: +420 5 49 49 18 20
e-mail: dws2004 at aurora.fi.muni.cz


LOCATION:
Brno is the the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population
of almost 400,000 and is the country's judiciary and trade-fair centre.
Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the south-east part of the Czech
Republic. It had been the King's town since 1347 and with its six Universities
it forms a cultural center of the region.
Brno can be reached easily by direct trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or
Vienna (130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, some nearby places may also
be of interest.

The local ones include:
Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, Old and New City Halls,
the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian
Margraves, Church of St. James, Bishops Church of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian
Monastery in Kralovo Pole, famous villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe
and other important buildings of inter-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno,
Moravian Karst with Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the
Battle of Three Emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz -
battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle,
Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau,
Mikulov with one of the greatest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc -
the town on the list of UNESCO and many others are all within an easy reach.




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