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      Subject: Georgia: NATO Advanced Study Institute on Advances in Language
      Engineering for Low- and Middle-Density Languages -- Call for Participation
      Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2007 17:34:14 -0400
      From: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@...>
      Reply-To: Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse@...>
      Organization: ACL/AMTA/ARCS/dg.o
      To: <rasmusse@...>

      *Call for Participation*

      NATO Advanced Study Institute on

      Advances in Language Engineering

      for Low- and Middle-Density Languages

      Batumi, Georgia

      October 15-27, 2007

      *Aims* This Advanced Study Institute is devoted to the development of
      computational language resources for languages for which these resources
      are not available or are underdeveloped. Related research and
      development is being carried out around the world and progress on one
      language or group of languages can guide work on others. The Institute
      will seek to facilitate new language engineering initiatives for
      additional languages and to expose linguists and software engineers to a
      variety of techniques and case studies.

      *Structure* The Institute will include mini-courses, lectures,
      workshops, software demonstrations and, possibly, a poster session and a
      panel discussion.

      *Target Audience *The Institute is geared toward students and
      practitioners of computational linguistics, linguistics and computer

      *Application for Participation *If you would like to participate in the
      Institute, please submit the application form available on the
      Institute’s website: http://ilit.umbc.edu/ASI. Please pay attention to
      eligibility conditions related to your country of citizenship. The
      deadline for application submissions is August 17, 2007. (Apologies for
      such short notice.) *Selection of participants will be carried out by
      the co-directors in consultation with the lecturers.*

      *Participant Support* The Institute has funds to offset the travel and
      living expenses of those participants who do not have other sources of
      travel support. You can indicate on the Application for Participation
      whether you would like to be considered for financial support. If you
      are granted such support, you will be expected to attend the full two
      weeks of the Institute.

      *Participation options* Participants may:

      * Simply attend the ASI.
      * Attend the ASI and submit a proposal to do a system demonstration.
      * Attend the ASI + submit a paper to be considered for workshop
      presentation or poster session.

      See the Web site for details about submissions. All submissions will be
      reviewed by a subset of the lecturers. Authors of outstanding papers may
      be invited to contribute to a collection to be published after the
      Institute by IOS Press. The program of the Institute will be made
      sufficiently flexible to accommodate any accepted presentations, demos
      and posters.* *

      *Location* Batumi is a resort town on the Georgian Black Sea coast. You
      can find more about it, for example, in Wikipedia:

      *Courses* (alphabetically by lecturer; a small number of courses may
      still be added)

      /Building Computational Resources for Treebanks: from Syntactic
      Constituency to Dependency Structures/

      *Rodolfo Delmonte *(Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy)

      /Bi- and Multilingual Electronic Dictionaries, Their Design and
      Applications to Low- and Middle-Density Languages /

      *Ivan Derzhanski *(Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science,
      Sofia, Bulgaria)

      /Applying Ontological Semantics and Finite State Morphology to Georgian /

      *Oleg Kapanadze *(University of Tbilisi, Georgia)

      /Hybrid Machine Translation for Low- and Middle-Density Languages/

      *Stella Markantonatou *(Institute for Language and Speech Processing,
      Athens, Greece)

      * *

      /Practical Computational Descriptive Linguistics for Low- and
      Middle-Density Languages/

      *Marjorie McShane *(University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)

      /Building Computational Resources and Processors for Persian and Armenian/

      *Karine Megerdoomian *(MITRE Corporation, USA)

      /Ontological Semantics and Its Applications/* *

      *Sergei Nirenburg *(University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)

      /Developing Computational Morphology for Low- and Middle-Density Languages/

      *Kemal Oflazer (Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey)*

      /Exploiting Multilinguality in Developing Training Data for
      Statistics-Based NLP/

      *Dan Tufis *(Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian
      Academy of Sciences, Bucharest Romania)

      /Practical Syntactic Processing of Flexible Word Order Languages with
      Dynamic Syntax/

      *David Tugwell *(St Andrews University, Scotland)

      /Applying Meaning Text Linguistic Model to Automatic Text Synthesis of
      Low- and Middle-Density Languages /

      *Leo Wanner *(ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain)

      /Building lexicons and morphological and syntactic processors for Low-
      and Middle-Density Languages, With Examples from Hebrew and Arabic/

      *Shuly Wintner *(University of Haifa, Israel)

      * *

      *ASI Co-Directors*

      * *

      *Oleg Kapanadze*, University of Tbilisi, Georgia

      *Sergei Nirenburg*, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

      *Have questions?* Send e-mail to Sergei Nirenburg: sergei AT umbc DOT edu

      Barbara H. Partee
      Dept. of Linguistics, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9274
      phone (413) 545-0889, fax (413) 545-2792

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