[Elsnet-list] XIII UNL School (Sep 23-27, Yerevan, Armenia)

Ronaldo Martins r.martins at undlfoundation.org
Mon Jul 29 21:25:25 CEST 2013

(please distribute, and our apologies for multiple postings)

XIII UNL School - Yerevan, Armenia
23 - 27 September, 2013
(in conjunction with CSIT 2013)
The UNDL Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
invite applications for the XIII UNL School, to take place at the NAS
Gallery, in Yerevan, Armenia, from September 23rd to 27th, 2013. The
workshop is dedicated to the development of the resources for the
processing of the languages below. The UNDL Foundation will pay the
travel and accommodation expenses for the selected candidates not
living in Yerevan.
1-18/Aug/2013: Applications
26/Aug/2013: Notification of accepted candidates
23-27/Sep/2013: XIII UNL School
The workshop is dedicated to the development of the resources for the
following languages:
*Candidates must be native speakers of any of the languages referred to above.
*Candidates must be a national resident in Balkan Peninsula, Eastern
Europe, Western Asia, Central Asia or Iran.
*Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in Linguistics, Language
Studies, Translation Studies, Computational Linguistics or related
*Candidates must be approved in CLEA250, CLEA500 and CLEA750. (These
certificates may be pursued online at VALERIE - the Virtual Learning
Environment for UNL - available at www.unlweb.net/valerie).
*Candidates must have a good command of English.
In order to apply, candidates must fill in the form available at
www.unlweb.net/school/registration before 23:59:59 (UTC) of August
18th, 2013.
The UNDL Foundation will select up to 10 candidates, one per language,
according to the following criteria:
*Compliance with the requisites;
*Highest academic degree;
*Strongest experience in natural language processing;
*Strongest experience at the UNLweb.
National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
The UNDL Foundation will pay the travel and accommodation expenses for
the selected candidates not living in Yerevan. These include:
*a round-trip plane, bus or train ticket from/to Yerevan
*6 nights at the Yerevan State University Guest House
*7 per diem of USD50.00 (USD350.00 in total)
During the workshop, the participants are expected to provide the
morphological, syntactic and semantic modules of the grammar necessary
to generate the workshop corpus from UNL into their native language,
and from
their native language into UNL. The grammar is expected to comply with
the formalism described at www.unlweb.net/wiki/index.php/Grammar, and
will be provided through the UNLdev, a web-based integrated
development environment for
creating and editing dictionary entries and grammar rules for natural
language processing. The UNDL Foundation will provide all the training
and support necessary for the accomplishment of the tasks.
The UNDL Foundation will issue a Certificate of Participation, upon
evaluation, for all the participants.
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
acommunication in the framework of the UN.
Dr. Angela Manukyan
For further information, please contact:
Ronaldo Martins, PhD
Language Resources Manager
UNDL Foundation
r.martins at undlfoundation.org

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