Ecole: CLaRK'2000

Philippe Blache pb at
Sat Apr 8 09:57:51 UTC 2000

From: Frank Richter <fr at>

Announcement: Summer School 2000 in Bulgaria - CLaRK'2000

The Tuebingen-Sofia International Graduate Programme in Computational
Linguistics and Represented Knowledge (CLaRK) is inviting applications
to a summer school in Sozopol, Bulgaria, this summer.

Dates: August 27th - September 10th 2000 (days of arrival and departure)

Place: Resort town of Sozopol (Black Sea), Bulgaria

Language: English


Participants should be doctoral students who research the interfaces
between computer science, cognitive science, linguistics, mathematics
and philosophy. In exceptional cases, postdoctoral researchers as well
as outstanding students in the final year of masters level studies who
intend to pursue a doctorate will also be considered. The summer
school is limited to 25 students. Places are competitively allocated
on the basis of the research interests of the participants and the
perceived benefits to those interests of attending the summer
school. Participants must be proficient in English.


Via the CLaRK Program, the Volkswagen-Foundation will provide stipends
for up to 6 students from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe
and 6 further students from Bulgaria. The stipends will be awarded on
a competitive basis. The stipends will comprise travel costs (up to
DEM 600), and room and board for the duration of the summer school. At
the discretion of the CLaRK Program, the stipends may include
additional support for travel costs above DEM 600.


Participants who are not sponsored by a CLaRK stipend should
anticipate approximately DEM 125 for room and board per day. Costs for
transportation to and from the summer school are not included in this


Applications with a completely filled in registration form
(available from,
a curriculum vita, and a short (maximum three pages) summary of relevant
past and present research and education must be submitted to the
Office of the International Centre at Tuebingen by 30th April
2000. Applicants should indicate whether they are applying for a
CLaRK stipend.

CLaRK stipend applications must include a letter of recommendation
with their application.

Internationales Zentrum fuer Wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit
Universitaet Tuebingen
Keplerstr. 17
D - 72074 Tuebingen
Tel.: (0049) 7071 / 29 - 77352 or /29 - 74156
Fax: (0049) 7071 / 29 5989
e-mail: iz at

Content and Goals

Computational linguistics and knowledge representation are two
distinct disciplines that share a common concern with what knowledge
is, how it is used, and how it is acquired. However, though knowledge
representation and computational linguistics clearly address broadly
similar research problems, research within each of these fields has
hitherto been largely ignorant of research in the other. Moreover, the
ignorance the two fields have of each other both fosters and is
fostered by a wide gulf between the educations received by students of
knowledge representation and students of computational linguistics.
The goal of the summer school is to help bridge this gulf by
introducing the summer school students to recent developments in the
interdisciplinary field of computational linguistics and knowledge
representation. The summer school will take the form of courses in
various topics. The program provisionally includes courses in
computational morphology, corpus linguistics, declarative knowledge
representation, natural language semantics, Slavic syntax and

Preliminary Course Program

Erhard Hinrichs, Sandra Kuebler: Computational Tools for Corpus Linguistics
Valia Kordoni/Frank Richter:     A Comparison of LFG and HPSG
Anna Kupsc:                      Slavic in HPSG
Detmar Meurers:                  Introduction to HPSG
Janina Rado:                     Introduction to Psycholinguistics
Kiril Simov/Gergana Popova:      Computational Morphology
Kiril Simov/Atanas Kiryakov:     Declarative Knowledge Representation

Contact for further information:

Kiril Ivanov Simov (Sofia): kivs at
Frank Richter (Tuebingen):  fr at


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