[Elsnet-list] XII UNL School (Geneva, June 17-21, 2013)

Ronaldo Martins r.martins at undlfoundation.org
Wed Apr 17 15:34:55 CEST 2013


(please distribute, and our apologies for cross-postings)

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XII UNL SCHOOL
www.unlweb.net/school
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The UNDL Foundation invites applications for the XII UNL School, to
take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from June 17th to 21th, 2013. This
is an intermediate-level workshop dedicated to the improvement of
grammatical resources already existing in the UNL framework. The UNDL
Foundation will pay the travel and accommodation expenses for the
selected candidates not living in Geneva.

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IMPORTANT DATES
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12/05/2013: Deadline for the applications
20/05/2013: Notification of accepted candidates
17-21/06/2013: XII UNL School

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REQUISITES
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The UNDL Foundation will only consider applications complying strictly
with the three requisites below:
*Candidates must have successfully completed the grammars to UNL-ize
and NL-ize the 400 sentences of corpora UC-A (= UCA1+UCA2), available
at www.unlweb.net/wiki/UCA.
*Candidates must have completed CLEA250, CLEA500 and CLEA750,
available at www.unlweb.net/VALERIE; and
*Candidates must have an university degree in Linguistics, Computer
Science or related field.

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APPLICATION
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In order to apply, candidates must fill in the form available at
www.unlweb.net/school/registration before 23:59:59 (UTC) of May 12th,
2013.

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SELECTION
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The UNDL Foundation will select 10 candidates, one per language,
according to the best F-measure (weighted average of the precision and
recall) of the analysis and generation modules. In case two or more
candidates provide modules equally good in terms of analysis and
generation, the selection process will consider, in this order: 1)
previous participation in any UNL School; 2) strongest experience (in
terms of UNLdots) in the UNLweb; 3) strongest experience in natural
language processing; and 4) highest academic degree.

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VENUE
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UNDL Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

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SUPPORT
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The UNDL Foundation will pay the following expenses for the selected
candidates not living in Geneva:

*a round-trip plane, bus or train ticket from/to Geneva in economic class
*6 (six) nights at Ibis Budget Geneva Petit-Lancy (June 16-21)
*CHF300.00 (three hundred Swiss francs) for other general expenses

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CERTIFICATION
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The UNDL Foundation will issue a Certificate of Participation, upon
evaluation, for all the participants.

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THE UNL AND THE UNDL FOUNDATION
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The UNDL Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Geneva,
Switzerland, which has received, from the United Nations, the mandate
for implementing the Universal Networking Language (UNL). The UNL is
an artificial language that has been used for several different tasks
in natural language engineering, such as machine translation,
multilingual document generation, summarization, information retrieval
and semantic reasoning. It has been, since 1996, a unique initiative
to reduce language barriers and strengthen cross-cultural
communication in the framework of the UN.

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FURTHER INFORMATION
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For further information, please contact:
Ronaldo Martins, PhD
Language Resources Manager
UNDL Foundation
r.martins at undlfoundation.org

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Ronaldo MARTINS
Language Resources Manager
UNDL Foundation
48, route de Chancy
CH-1213 - Geneva - Switzerland
+41 22 879 8090
www.undlfoundation.org
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