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Subject: [ E-SSchool ] XI UNL School
From: <r.martins_(on)_undlfoundation.org>
Date received: 15 Jan 2013
Deadline: 03 Feb 2013
Start date: 11 Mar 2013






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XI UNL School - Macau - March 11-15, 2013
www.unlweb.net/school
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The UNDL Foundation and the University of Macau invite applications
for the XI UNL School, to take place at the University of Macau, in
Macau, from March 11th to 15th, 2013. The workshop is dedicated to the
development of the grammatical 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
Macau.
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IMPORTANT DATES
03/Feb/2013: Deadline for the applications
10/Feb/2013: Notification of accepted candidates
11-15/Mar/2013: XI UNL School
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LANGUAGES
The workshop is dedicated to the development of the grammatical
resources for the processing of the languages below:
*Bahasa Indonesia
*Bengali
*Burmese
*Cantonese
*Chinese
*Japanese
*Khmer
*Korean
*Laotian
*Malay
*Mongolian
*Nepalese
*Portuguese (Macau)
*Sinhalese
*Tagalog
*Tetum
*Thai
*Vietnamese
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REQUISITES
Candidates must be native speakers of any of the languages referred to
above and must be approved in CLEA250, CLEA500 and CUP500. These
certificates may be pursued online at VALERIE - the Virtual Learning
Environment for UNL - available at www.unlweb.net/valerie. Previous
experience in natural language processing, respectable academic
records and previous experience in any of the existing projects at the
UNLweb (such as Le Petit Prince and UNL MIR) will also be valued.
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APPLICATION
In order to apply, candidates must send a CV to
r.martins_(at)_undlfoundation.org before February 3rd, 2013.
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SELECTION
The UNDL Foundation will select only one candidate per language,
according to the following criteria:
*Compliance with the requisites;
*Highest academic degree;
*Strongest experience in natural language processing;
*Strongest experience at the UNLweb.
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VENUE
University of Macau, Macau.
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SUPPORT
The UNDL Foundation will pay the travel and accommodation expenses for
the selected candidates not living in Macau. These include:
*a round-trip plane, bus or train ticket from/to Macau
*7 nights at a mid-range hotel in Macau
*7 per diem of USD50.00 (USD350.00 in total)
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WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES (11-15/Mar/2013)
During the workshop, the participants are expected to provide the
syntactic and semantic modules of the grammar necessary to generate
the workshop corpus from UNL into their native language, and from
their native language into UNL. The grammar is expected to comply with
the formalism described at
www.unlweb.net/wiki/index.php/Grammar_Specs, and will be provided
through the UNLdev, a web-based integrated development environment for
creating and editing dictionary entries and grammar rules for natural
language processing. The UNDL Foundation will provide all the training
and support necessary for the accomplishment of the tasks.
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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
communication in the framework of the UN.
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LOCAL ORGANIZATION
Ana Luísa Varani Leal
Assistant Professor
University of Macau - FSH - Department of Portuguese
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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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