Conf: EUROLAN 2001 last call

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Mon May 28 18:12:13 UTC 2001

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Last call


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

Once upon a time, there was a series of summer schools and its name was
Eurolan. It would happen in the far away land of Romania, during its long
hot summer days. And among the schools of this series, the most famous of
all was Eurolan 2001. Never before had the ancient city of Iasi seen such a
gathering of kings and queens, of princes and princesses with only one thing
in mind: to talk about the state-of-the art in the theory, methodology, and
technology for creating and using annotated language resources for language

For two long weeks, they kept talking and talking. Princesses and princes
from all over the world came to meet the wise invited queens and kings and
learn from their wisdom. The kings would speak during mornings while in the
afternoons they would help princes to put into practice their teachings.
And, as if all these hadn't been enough, more meetings were organized for
the young princes (workshops on Multi-layer Corpus Based Analysis: and on Modular Programming
Applied to Natural Language Processing: and for all the
people in Iasi at that time (round tables on Linguistic Data Consortia and
on Industrial Applications in Response to Market Requirements).

What happened during those days can be briefly presented as follows:

Monday - 30 July
Annotation formalisms and standards for NLP (XML, XCES)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, USA)
Laurent Romary (Loria Laboratories, Nancy, France)

Tuesday - 31 July
Qualitative and quantitative methods in corpora (tokenisation, part of
speech tagging, measuring similarity and homogeneity)
 Dan Tufis (Romanian Academy - RACAI)
Adam Kilgarriff (University of Brighton, UK)

Workshop on Multi-layer Corpus Based Analysis

Wednesday - 1 August
Sub-syntactic and syntactic annotation (shallow-parsing, tree banks)
Hans Uszkoreit (University of Saarbrucken, Germany)

Round table on Linguistic Data Consortia

Thursday - 2 August
Annotation of semantics, word sense disambiguation
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany)
Adam Kilgarriff (University of Brighton, UK)

Friday - 3 August
Annotation of semantics, meaning relationships, linguistic chains, semantic
roles of verbs
Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada)
Chuck Fillmore (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Birds-of-a-feather meeting

Saturday - 4 August
Annotation of discourse (structure, co-reference)
Dan Cristea (University of Iasi, Romania)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, USA)
Daniel Marcu (University of Southern California, USA)

Sunday - 5 August
Trip to Bucovina Monasteries

Monday - 6 August
Exploitation of corpora for anaphora resolution
Catalina Barbu (Universities of Wolverhampton, UK and Iasi, Romania)
Dan Cristea (University of Iasi, Romania)
Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Workshop on Modular Programming Applied to Natural Language Processing (I)

Tuesday - 7 August
Exploitation for information extraction and information retrieval
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany)
Atsushi Fujii (University of Library and Information Science, Tokyo, Japan)

Workshop on Modular Programming Applied to Natural Language Processing (II)

Wednesday - 8 August
Exploitation for summarization, discourse interpretation and data mining
Daniel Marcu (University of Southern California, USA)

Round table on Industrial Applications in Response to Market Requirements

Thursday - 9 August
Exploitation for machine translation
Ulf Hermjakob (University of Southern California, USA)

Friday - 10 August
Creation and exploitation tools in cross-lingual applications
Hamish Cunningham (University of Sheffield, UK)
Valentin Tablan (Universities of Sheffield, UK and Iasi, Romania)

Farewell Evening

All these chats and exciting quarrels happened in the large bright palaces
of the "Al. I. Cuza" University, in the very heart of the organisers' realm.

A huge fortress was chosen as dwelling place for most of the guests (student
hostel - double room: 10 USD/night or single room: 18 USD/night), who could
rest for few hours in its welcoming rooms. Other guests preferred special
lodging in a castle in the city (hotel ** - double room: 16 USD/night or
single room: 22 USD/night).

And tables were set for all those who came to Iasi and there was plenty of
food and drinks (for 10-15 USD per day) and parties and marry people. And,
as good hosts usually do, the Eurolan organizers arranged a trip through
their land and showed their guests the marvels of northern Romania (Bucovina
Monasteries - UNESCO Cultural Heritage).

At the end of the school everybody returned to their realms where they lived
happily ever after.

Have you enjoyed the story?
You can be part of it!!!

You can still register before 7 June at:

(by the way, the registration fee - USD 350 - shall be sent to:
.         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
Bank transfer costs should be paid in addition to the tuition fee)
We'll make sure that you have a place in our story and enjoy living it with

Organising Royalties

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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