Ecole: EUROLAN 2001 - Second Call for Participation

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EUROLAN 2001 - Second Call for Participation

Summer School on
"Creation and Exploitation of Annotated Language Resources"
5th in the series of Eurolan Schools
30 July - 11 August 2001
Iasi, Romania


The goal of EUROLAN 2001 is to insert into the participants' minds data on
the theory, methodology, and technology for creating and using annotated
language resources for language engineering. Experienced brainwashers will
spend all mornings trying to convince you, and all afternoons trying to test
the effect of their previous efforts. In translation, tutorials on a variety
of topics will be accompanied with hands-on experience using tools for
resource annotation, as well as techniques for using these resources to
augment the performance of language engineering applications such as
information retrieval, information extraction, machine translation,
summarization, deep understanding, etc.

In case you are wondering what will really happen, the list of main topics
should give you an idea:

Annotation formalisms and standards for NLP (XML, XCES)
Sub-syntactic annotation (tokenization, part of speech tagging,
shallow-parsing - chunking)
Qualitative and quantitative approaches to analysis of corpora
Annotation of semantics, word sense disambiguation, semantic roles of verbs,
meaning relationships, linguistic chains
Annotation of discourse (structure, co-reference, deep understanding)
Exploitation for anaphora resolution
Exploitation for information extraction and information retrieval
Exploitation for summarization, discourse interpretation and data mining
Exploitation for machine translation
Creation and exploitation tools in cross-lingual application

Invited Lecturers

Your endeavors to understand something of what is going on will be guided

Catalina Barbu - Universities of Wolverhampton & Iasi
Paul Buitelaar - DFKI, Saarbrücken
Dan Cristea - University of Iasi
Hamish Cunningham - University of Sheffield
Chuck Fillmore - University of California, Berkeley
Atsushi Fujii - University of Library and Information Science - Tokyo
Ulf  Hermjakob - University of Southern California
Graeme Hirst - University of Toronto
Nancy Ide - Vassar College, Poughkeepsie
Adam Kilgarriff - University of Brighton
Daniel Marcu - ISI, University of Southern California
Ruslan Mitkov - University of Wolverhampton
Sergei Nirenburg - New Mexico State University
Laurent Romary - LORIA Nancy
Valentin Tablan - Universities of Sheffield  & Iasi
Dan Tufis - Romanian Academy, Bucharest
Hans Uszkoreit - Saarland University of Saarbrucken


Eurolan 2001 will take place between 30 July and 11 August 2001 in Iasi,
Romania and will be hosted by the "Al. I. Cuza" University, Faculty of
Computer Science. As the best way to avoid trouble with people is to keep
them busy, the summer school will also include two workshops (Multi-layer
corpus based analysis: and
Modular Programming Applied to Natural Language Processing:, intended to let us
hear your voices, and two round tables on topics of particular interest
(hopefully, you will not fall asleep): linguistic data consortia and
industrial applications in response to market requirements.

Don't panic! We have not forgotten the best part: a welcome party, a
farewell party, a trip on Sunday, 5 August, to the Bucovina Monasteries
(UNESCO Cultural Heritage in northern Romania), and many more!!!

Registration and Costs

As usual, you can register on-line. This time at:
If you make up you mind before 30 April, we have a special tuition fee for
you: 250 USD. It will become 350 USD between 1 and 31 May 2001. Afterwards,
we cannot guarantee that you find any more seats available in the conference
room and computer labs.
As you can see, we have tried to keep tuition fees low. If you still think
these figures are high for your pocket, don't hesitate to contact us at:
eurolan at You never know what wonderful solutions we might find.

In case you plan to get also some sleep during this period, you may choose
among the options below and we will make the reservation for you:

Student hostel - double room: 10 USD/night or single room: 18 USD/night.
nice rooms, with bathrooms, TV, fridge, coffee makers, breakfast for 2
bucks, close to the University (3 minutes walk downhill).

City hotels (**) - double room: 16 USD/night or single room: 22 USD/night.
nice rooms, with bathrooms, breakfast included, telephone and other hotel
facilities, central location, 10 minutes walk uphill to the University.

City hotel (***) - double room: 40 USD/night or single room: 55-65
very nice rooms, with bathrooms, breakfast included, telephone and other
hotel facilities, quiet and peaceful, somehow far away, 15 minutes by taxi
or by your car, no other way to get to the University.

We hope to gather everybody for lunch and dinner at an approximate price per
day of 10-15 USD, depending on the diet. However lonely souls have the
possibility to choose other arrangements in the city for a maximum of 20

Don't forget to fill in your registration form and send it to us before 30
April 2001 (early registration) or 31 May 2001 (late registration).
These deadlines also apply to the receipt of the tuition fee to the account
. Bank name: BCR Iasi (Romanian Commercial Bank, Iasi branch)
. Bank address: Str. Palat 11, Iasi 6600 - ROMANIA
. Swift code: RNCBROBUIS
. Account number: 2511.31-418.94
. Owner: "Al.I.Cuza" University of Iasi - please specify: "for EUROLAN"
Please take into account that bank transfer costs should be paid in addition
to the tuition fee.

Organizing Committee

For anything that goes wrong, you may blame:

Nancy IDE - Vassar College, Poughkeepsie
Dan CRISTEA - "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi
Dan TUFIS - Romanian Academy, Bucharest
Laurent ROMARY - LORIA Laboratories, Nancy
Daniel MARCU - ISI, University of Southern California
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