[Elsnet-list] XIV UNL School (Patras, Greece, March 10-14, 2014)

Ronaldo Martins r.martins at undlfoundation.org
Tue Nov 26 16:39:32 CET 2013


(please distribute, and our apologies for multiple postings)

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XIV UNL School - Patras, Greece
10-14 March, 2014
www.unlweb.net/school

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The UNDL Foundation and the University of Patras invite applications
for the XIV UNL School, to take place at the University of Patras, in
Patras, Greece, from March 10th to 14th, 2014. 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 the
region of Patras.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Application deadline: Jan 12, 2014
Notification of accepted candidates: Jan 21, 2014
XIV UNL School: Mar 10-14, 2014

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LANGUAGES

The workshop is dedicated to the development of the resources for the
following languages:
*Albanian
*Basque
*Belarussian
*Catalan
*Czech
*Danish
*Dutch
*Finnish
*Greek (Ancient)
*Greek (Modern)
*Hebrew
*Icelandic
*Latin
*Latvian
*Lithuanian
*Macedonian
*Maltese
*Norwegian
*Polish
*Swedish
*Turkish

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REQUISITES

In order to apply, external candidates must comply with ALL the
following requisites:
*Candidates must be native speakers of any of the languages referred
to above OR must have a university diploma in Latin or Ancient Greek;
*Candidates must have completed the certificates CLEA750 and CUP500
(these certificates may be be pursued online at VALERIE - the Virtual
Learning Environment for UNL, available at www.unlweb.net/valerie)
*Candidates must have a degree in Linguistics, Language Studies,
Translation Studies, Computational Linguistics or related field; and
*Candidates must be residents in Europe or Middle East.
Previous experience in natural language processing, respectable
academic records and previous experience in any of the existing
projects within the UNLweb will also be valued, but are not mandatory.
Local candidates (from the University of Patras) will be selected
according to the criteria defined by the local organization.

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APPLICATION

In order to apply, candidates must fill in the form available at
www.unlweb.net/school/registration until the deadline.

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SELECTION

The UNDL Foundation will select up to 10 local candidates from the
University of Patras, and up to 10 external candidates not living in
the region of Patras, according to the following criteria:
*Language diversity
*Strongest experience in the UNLweb
*Strongest experience in natural language processing
*Highest academic degree

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VENUE

University of Patras, Patras, Greece

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SUPPORT

The UNDL Foundation will pay the following travel and accommodation
expenses for the selected candidates

To the external candidates (i.e., not living in the region of Patras):
*a round-trip plane, bus or train ticket from/to Patras;
*6 (six) nights at a budget hotel in Patras;  and
*6 (six) per diem of USD50.00 (total of USD300.00), to cover any other
expenses, including meals and transportation.

To the local candidates (i.e., living in the region of Patras):
*6 (six half per-diem) of USD25.00 (total of USD150.00), to cover any
expenses, including meals and transportation.

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GOAL

The main goal of the XIV UNL School is to extend the number of
languages participating in the UNL Program, by creating the
corresponding basic dictionaries and corpora, as well as the
morphological modules of the grammar (inflectional paradigms and
subcategorization frames)

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PROGRAM

The workshop will take 30 hours, from March 10th to March 14th, 2014,
according to the tentative schedule below:
*March 10th, Monday - Introduction to UNL
*March 11th, Tuesday - Grammar: inflectional paradigms
*March 12th, Wednesday - Grammar: subcategorization frames
*March 13th, Thursday - Dictionaries
*March 14th, Friday - Evaluation & Discussion

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CERTIFICATION

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

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.

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LOCAL ORGANIZATION
Dr Athina Papachrysostomou
Department of Philology
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Patras, Patras, Greece

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

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DEDICATION

The XIV UNL School is dedicated to the memory of Olga Vartzioti (1972-2013)

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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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