[Elsnet-list] Call for Applications: the NATO ASI RECENT ADVANCES IN LANGUAGE ENGINEERING

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Wed Jul 25 16:32:02 CEST 2007


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I want to bring to your attention an information about the NATO ASI on

RECENT ADVANCES IN LANGUAGE ENGINEERING FOR LOW- AND MIDDLE-DENSITY
LANGUAGES,
September 17 - 28, 2007, BATUMI, GEORGIA. (attached)

Please, circulate this e-mail to people around you who might be interested.

Thank you very much in advance.

Prof. Oleg Kapanadze
the NATO Advanced Study Institute Co-Director

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<p align="center">&nbsp; </p>



<p align="center"><font size="+3" color="#000080"><b>NATO ASI</b></font> </p>



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<p align="center"><font size="+2" color="#FF0000"><b>RECENT ADVANCES IN LANGUAGE ENGINEERING</b></font> </p> 

<p align="center"><font size="+2" color="#FF0000"><b>FOR</b></font> </p>
<p align="center"><font size="+2" color="#FF0000"><b>LOW- AND MIDDLE-DENSITY LANGUAGES</b></font> </p>



<p align="center"><font size="+1" color="#FF0000"><b>October 15 - 26, 2007</b></font> </p>





<p align="center"><font size="+1" color="#000080"><b>BATUMI, GEORGIA</b></font> </p>

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<p color="#000080"> <b> Co-directors</b>: 

<p><a href="http://www.umbc.edu/engineering/csee/faculty/nirenburg.html"><b>SERGEI  NIRENBURG</b></a> (<a

href="http://www.umbc.edu/">Institute for Language and Information Technologies - ILIT, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, USA</a>), <a

href="http://www.grdf.org.ge/dictionary/OLEG/oleg.html"> </p>
<p> <b>OLEG KAPANADZE</b></a> (<a

href="http://www.ciu.ge/ge/index.html">Caucasus International University</a>). </p>



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<p>We are pleased to announce that the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on <b><font

color="#FF0000">Recent Advances in Language Engineering for Low- and Middle-Density Languages</font></b> will be held

in Batumi, Georgia, September 15th through October 26th, 2007. The ASI

program will comprise the following courses on the state-of-the-art in various aspects of

language engineering. Currently, the following courses are planned: 



<ul>

  <li><b><font color="#000080">Orientation in Language Engineering: Low- and Middle-Density Languages and NLP Applications,
</font></b></li>

</ul>



<dir>

  <dir>

    <dir>

      <dir>

        <p>Marge McShane (Institute for Language and Information Technologies, UMBC,USA)</p>

      </dir>

    </dir>

  </dir>

</dir>



<ul>

  <li><b><font color="#000080">Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics with an Emphasis on Computational Applications: Part 1 - Grammar;  Part 2 - Semantics,
</font></b></li>

</ul>



<dir>

  <dir>

    <dir>

      <dir>

        <p>Erich Steiner (University of Saarland, Germany)</p>

      </dir>

    </dir>

  </dir>

</dir>



<ul>

  <li><b><font color="#000080">Ontological Semantics</font></b>,</li>

</ul>



<dir>

  <dir>

    <dir>

      <dir>

        <p>Sergei Nirenburg (Institute for Language and Information Technologies, UMBC, USA)</p>

      </dir>

    </dir>

  </dir>

</dir>



<ul>

  <li><b><font color="#000080">Text-Meaning Representation in text production</font>,</b></li>

</ul>



<dir>

  <dir>

    <dir>

      <dir>

        <p>Leo Wanner (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)</p>

      </dir>

    </dir>

  </dir>

</dir>



<ul>

  <li><b><font color="#000080">Computational Tools for Multilingual Text Indexing</font>,</b></li>

</ul>



<dir>

  <dir>

    <dir>

      <dir>

        <p> Paul Schmidt (Institute of Applied Information Sciences, Saarbruecken, Germany)</p>

      </dir>

    </dir>

  </dir>

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<ul>

  <li><b><font color="#000080">Corpus Building and Exploration in the Sketch Engine,</font></b></li>

</ul>



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  <dir>

    <dir>

      <dir>

        <p>David Tugwell (St Andrews University, Scotland)</p>

      </dir>

    </dir>

  </dir>

</dir>



<ul>

  <li><b><font color="#000080">Hybrid Machine Translation for Low- and Middle- Density Languages,</font></b></li>

</ul>



<dir>

  <dir>

    <dir>

      <dir>

        <p>Stella Markantonatou (Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athens, Greece)</p>

      </dir>

    </dir>

  </dir>

</dir>



<ul>

  <li><b><font color="#000080">Extracting Bilingual Lexicons from Parallel Corpora,</font></b></li>

</ul>



<dir>

  <dir>

    <dir>

      <dir>

        <p>Dan Tufis (Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian Academy, Romania)</p>

      </dir>

    </dir>

  </dir>

</dir>



<ul>

  <li><b><font color="#000080">Bi- and Multilingual Electronic Dictionaries, Design and Applications, </font></b></li>

</ul>



<dir>

  <dir>

    <dir>

      <dir>

        <p>Ivan Derzhanski (Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, Sofia, Bulgaria)</p>

      </dir>

    </dir>

  </dir>

</dir>



<ul>

  <li><b><font color="#000080">Computational  Resources for Italian Language Engineering.</font></b></li>

</ul>



<dir>

  <dir>

    <dir>

      <dir>

        <p>Rodolfo Delmonte (Universita' Ca' Foscari, Venezia, Italy)</p>

      </dir>

    </dir>

  </dir>

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<p>The ASI will feature a number of participant workshops. These workshops will provide a

forum for participants to present their work on language engineering and receive feedback

from colleagues. Applicants are strongly suggested to submit an abstract of their

presentation in their application. Abstracts will be selected for presentation in the

workshops after a review process. Full versions of these presentations will be expected to

be submitted before the ASI starts. </p>



<p>The ASI will also feature discussion panel which will enable participants to discuss

specific issues in language engineering with experts in the field. </p>



<p>The ASI will admit a limited number of qualified participants from NATO countries (1)

Partner countries (2), and Mediterranean dialogue countries (3). Depending on the specific

circumstances, funding for living and lodging expenses of such participants will be

available. Participants from commercial/industrial institutions may attend provided they

cover their travel and living expenses. Please inquire with <a

href="mailto:ok at caucasus.net">ok at caucasus.net</a> for the details of such participation. </p>



<p>Since there are a limited number of participant slots, admission to the ASI will be

strictly on a competitive basis taking into account the participants' background, their

potential contribution and the benefit they may draw from the meeting. </p>



<p>All courses and presentations will be conducted in English. </p>



<br>



&nbsp; </p>



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<p><font size="+1" color="#000080"><b>APPLICATIONS TO THE ASI</b></font> </p>



<p>Please fill out the <a href="asiappform.txt">application form attached to the mail</a> and send by

electronic mail to <a href="mailto:ok at caucasus.net">ok at caucasus.net</a>.

Application by fax or mail will only be considered in exceptional circumstances<font

color="#FF0000">. <b>The deadline for applications is August 31, 2007.</b> </font>Applicants

will be notified of the results of their application by September 15, 2007. </p>



<p>Applicants are expected to secure financial support for travel to/from Batumi/Georgia,

from outside sources. Support for living and lodging expenses during the ASI will be

available to qualified applicants on a case by case basis. </font> </p>

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<p><b>NATO Countries</b>: Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,
 France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, 
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, 
Turkey, United Kingdom and United States. </p>



<p><b>Partner Countries eligible for support</b>: Albania, Armenia, Austria(*), Azerbaijan, 
Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Finland(*), Georgia, Ireland(*), Kazakhstan,
 Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan,
 the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia(**), Sweden(*), Switzerland(*), Turkmenistan,
 Ukraine and Uzbekistan. </p>



<p><b>Mediterranean Dialogue Countries eligible for support</b>: Algeria, Egypt, Israel,
 Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. </p>

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