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Date: 2012-01-17 12:00 - 13:30

Location: K333, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 6



This workshop is a joint arrangement by the project partners (University of Gothenburg, Uppsala University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig). The funding is provided by the Swedish Research Council's research projects and by the The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.

Organizing committee
Lars Borin (University of Gothenburg)
Anju Saxena (Uppsala University)
K. Taraka Rama (University of Gothenburg)

For more information, see Språkbanken's web site.

Workshop web page: http://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng/workshop2011

Schedule: http://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng/research/digital-areal-linguistics/worksho...

Date: 2011-10-24 08:30 - 2011-10-25 17:25

Location: Lilla hörsalen, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6



Official release of Korp - Språkbanken's new corpus search interface.

More info on workshop webpage: http://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng/korp-release


Date: 2011-10-17 13:15 - 17:00

Location: L308, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 8




Date: 2011-08-15 17:00 - 2011-08-26 13:00

Location: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona



Deadline TLT

Date: 2011-09-26 13:00 - 23:59

Location: GERMANY



Deadline LREC

Date: 2011-10-15 23:59




The second annual workshop for CLT members will take place at Gullmarsstrand 3-5 October. We will leave by bus from Humanisten (update, see below) at 09.00 on Monday morning, and expect to be back in Gothenburg by 3 pm on Wednesday. Below, you can find a preliminary schedule and titles for the presentations. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Kaså.

Update: Behind the faculty of arts main building is Carlandersplatsen/Lundgrensgatan, which is where we will get on the bus. See map: http://g.co/maps/ep9ve


09.00-10.45 Travelling
11.00-11.40 Introduction
11.40-12.00 Nicoletta Calzolari: The Language Library
12.00-12.30 Talk (1)
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Methods in verbal and visual data storing: transcriptions, files and corpora
15.00-16.00 Talks (2)
16.00-16.30 Coffee
16.30-18.00 Talks (3)
19.30 Dinner
09.00-10.00 Talks (2)
10.00-10.30 Coffee
10.30-12.30 Poster session
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Large scale Swedish grammar and parser
15.00-15.30 Coffee
15.30-15.50 Presentation by Rickard Domeij
15.50-17.00 Discussion: strategy for development of CLT
17.00-19.00 CLT board meets the advisors
19.30 Dinner
09.00-09.30 Presentation by Johanna Moore
09.30-11.00 Talks (3)
11.00-11.30 Concluding discussion
11.30 Lunch
12.30-14.15 Travelling

Order and titles of talks

Monday Speaker Title
12.00-12.30 Torbjörn Lager & Markus Forsberg CLT Cloud
15.00-15.30 Daniela Oelke Visually Exploring Your Data
15.30-16.00 Ellen Breitholtz & Robin Cooper Enthymemes as Rhetorical Resources
16.30-17.00 Chiranjib Bhattacharyya Discovering facets and sentiments from product review corpora
17.00-17.30 Ylva Hård af Segerstad & Alexandra Weilenmann Mobile Communication Lab
17.30-18.00 Taraka Rama Phonological diversity, word length, and population sizes across languages
Tuesday Speaker Title
09.00-09.30 Gerlof Bouma Object fronting and lexical cohesion in Spoken Dutch
09.30-10.00 Peter Ljunglöf & Magdalena Siverbo FraCaSBank, a multilingual GF treebank for the FraCaS test suite
Wednesday Speaker Title
09.30-10.00 Shafqat Virk Resource Grammars of South Asian Languages (Punjab, Persian)
10.00-10.30 Jonas Lindh The comparison between human and machine judgments of voice similarity
10.30-11.00 Robin Cooper Counting with frame types

Poster and Demo session

Ann-Marie Eklund A Swedish Health Web Interaction Log Corpus
Carola Ribeck Identifying lexical bundles in secondary school textbooks
Dana Dannélls A small resource grammar for Hebrew (DEMO)
Dimitrios Kokkinakis Semantic Parsing for Relation Extraction
Karin Friberg Heppin & Maria Toporowska Gronostaj Adapting FrameNet to Swedish - Problems and solutions
Katarina Mühlenbock Using lexical and corpus resources for augmenting the AAC-lexicon
Kristina Lundholm Fors End-of-utterance detection
Malin Ahlberg A wide coverage grammar and parser for Swedish
Martha Dís Brandt & Leif-Jöran Olsson META-NORD
Ramona Enache MOLTO - 1st year
Richard Johansson Syntactic and Semantic Parsing for Opinion Expression Detection
Sandra Derbring The SubTTS project - using speech synthesis to make foreign movies available to people with language difficulties
Simon Dobnik From situated descriptions of spatial scenes to situated dialogue
Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis Quantitative methods applied to first and second language student writing
Staffan Larsson SIMSI - Safe In-vehicle Multimodal Spoken Interaction
Thomas Hallgren GF online editor for simple multilingual grammars (DEMO)
Torbjörn Lager & Markus Forsberg CLT Cloud (DEMO)


Date: 2011-10-03 09:00 - 2011-10-05 15:00

Location: Gullmarsstrand



CLT Text Technology Laboratory seminar with three guest talks

13.30-14.10 Gerlof Bouma (University of Potsdam) 

14.15-14.55 Simon Dobnik (Oxford University) 

14.55-15.10 break

15.10-15.50 Richard Johansson (University of Trento)


Gerlof Bouma (University of Potsdam): Association measures assorted

In this talk I will discuss extensions of pointwise mutual information and (average) mutual information, two classic association measures popular in the field of collocation extraction. The essence of both measures is the comparison of observed occurrence of a combination and its expected occurrence under the assumption that the parts in the combination are independently distributed. The first extension tries to reduce the effect of occurrence probability and to improve the interpretability of the association measures by normalization. In the second extension, we relax the independence assumption in the calculation of expected occurrence, in an attempt to filter out the effect of dependencies that are not directly relevant for collocation extraction. In each case we show the effect of the extension in an evaluation against an extraction gold standard.

If time permits, I will end by discussing some other uses of association measures in (computational) corpus linguistics, in particular ongoing work on the effect of 'associatedness' on object fronting in Dutch.

Simon Dobnik (Oxford University): On learning the semantics of spatial words and generating extractive summaries of scientific papers

The talk describes two projects. In the first part of the talk I discuss how the semantics of spatial expressions can be grounded in the sensory data of a mobile robot. The mapping between the human conceptual domain and that used to represent space in physical sciences and mobile robotics is learned with machine learning. We discuss the performance classifiers to generate new contextually appropriate descriptions. In the second part of the talk I discuss my work with Maria Liakata (Aberystwyth University, EBI: Cambridge) on generating and evaluating extractive summaries of chemistry scientific papers. The sentences chosen for the summary are tagged for core scientific concepts such as Background, Hypothesis and Result which correspond to methods used in scientific investigation.

Richard Johansson (University of Trento): Semantic role extraction with applications

In this presentation, we give an introduction to semantic role
representations such as FrameNet, VerbNet, and PropBank, and their
potential benefits in practical NLP applications.  We describe how these
representations can be automatically extracted from free text, and examine
how this task is interrelated with syntactic parsing. In addition, we show
how parallel corpora can mitigate the problem of limited data availability
for development of semantic role extractors for small languages.

Date: 2011-03-21 13:30 - 15:50

Location: K332, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 6




Date: 2011-05-11 (All day) - 2011-05-13 (All day)

Location: Riga