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Workshop on Tense & Aspect

Thursday 28 April, 10:00 – 16:00 (possibly longer) in L308

Preliminary program:

10:00 Introduction and welcome (Elisabet Engdahl)

10:15 Nancy Chang: Reframing aspectual composition: constructions, event structure and simulation 

11:15 Robin Cooper: Tense, Frames and Record Types

12:15 Lunch

13:15 Verner Egerland (LU): ONCE. On the syntactic expression of aspect and logophoricity

14:15 Kristian Blensenius: Work on progress

15:00 coffee/tea

15:15 Ida Larsson: On possession, particles and perfectives. Intended events with mixed results.

wine reception


Date: 2011-04-28 10:00 - 16:00

Location: L308, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 8



A special grammar technology lab event is planned in connection with the visit by professor Laurette Pretorius (University of South Africa).


13:15 Laurette Pretorius: Language technology for the languages of South Africa
14:00 break
14:15 Thomas Hallgren & Aarne Ranta: GF and MOLTO - an overview of recent and forthcoming developments
14:30 Markos Kassa Gobena: The Amharic resource grammar
14:45 Krasimir Angelov: GF in the wild - first steps
15:00 Ramona Enache: The MOLTO phrasebook
15:15 Grégoire Détrez: GF in Java and on Android phones
15:30 coffee/tea
16:00 What kind of interfaces to text corpora do we want and how do we get them?
          Elisabet Engdahl: From the user's perspective
          Peter Ljunglöf & Olof Olsson: KORP: Språkbankens new generation of corpus interfaces

For questions regarding this event, please contact Aarne or Elisabet.

Date: 2011-01-13 13:15 - 17:00

Location: L307, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 8



Mike Scott will give an introduction to WordSmith Tools (http://lexically.net/wordsmith/index.html) 13.30-14.30 and then (after a coffee break) there will be a hands-on workshop follow-up 15.00-16.30. Participants should bring their own computers. Corpus data and WS-licenses may be provided.

If you like to participate in this workshop, please send an e-mail to Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis <sofie.johansson.kokkinakis AT svenska.gu.se>


Date: 2010-11-11 13:30 - 16:30

Location: L308, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 8



The UPC team experts in Statistical Machine Translation are visiting the GF group to work on the MOLTO project's task of making GF more robust by SMT methods. The first days of this visit are devoted to introductory lectures, suitable to a general audience and are therefore open to the public.

Please follow the web page for forthcoming information:


Date: 2010-11-01 (All day) - 2010-11-02 (All day)

Location: Chalmers



The aim of this workshop is to discuss methodogical issues connected with the use of standardized word lists - and more generally: questionnaires - in primary data collection for linguistic research. The workshop is a joint arrangement by the project partners (University of Gothenburg, Uppsala University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig).

For details and information about how to register, see the workshop webpage:



Anju Saxena and Lars Borin

Date: 2010-10-26 10:00 - 16:30

Location: Lilla hörsalen, Humanisten



Public trial lectures by the applicants for the CLT sponsored position as assistant professor with tenure track at Computer Science and Engineering.


13:25 Maria Liakata

13:50 Peter Ljunglöf

14:15 Kimmo Kettunen


Date: 2010-09-30 13:25 - 14:35

Location: Chalmers Johanneberg, EDIT room



Welcome to the Third Swedish Language Technology Conference (SLTC-2010), to be held at Linköping University, October 28-29.

Date: 2010-10-28 (All day) - 2010-10-29 (All day)

Location: Linköping University



Karin Friberg Heppin will defend her PhD thesis:

Resolving power of search keys in MedEval, a Swedish medical text collection with user groups: doctors and patients


Professor Stefan Schulz, Freiburg 

Professor Barbara Gawronska, Agder 
Professor Karin Kjellgren, Göteborg 
Docent Magnus Merkel, Linköping 

Professor Lars Borin

Date: 2010-10-09 10:00 - 13:00

Location: Lilla hörsalen, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6



The first annual workshop for CLT members will take place at Gullmarsstrand November 8-9. We will leave by bus from Humanisten at 08.30 on Monday morning, and expect to be back in Gothenburg by 3 pm on Tuesday. Below, you can find a preliminary schedule and titles for the presentations. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Kaså.


08.30-10.15 Travelling
10.15-10.30 Arrival and check-in
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.00-12.30 Introduction and information
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-16.00 Talks (9 + break)
16.00-17.00 Coffee and poster session
17.00-17.30 Jeremiah Foster: Open source technology strategy
17.30-18.00 Discussion
18.00-19.00 CLT board meets the advisors
19.30 Dinner
09.00-09.50 Talks (3)
09.50-10.40 Recording, transcribing and analysing spoken dialogue
10.40-11.10 Coffee
11.10-11.40 Talks (2)
11.50-12.30 Concluding discussion and information
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.15 Travelling

Order and titles of talks

Monday Speaker Title
13.30-13.45 Aarne Ranta Grammars vs. statistics: Some pros and cons in machine translation
13.45-14.00 Torbjörn Lager Martin's Little Helper: Exploring Tropo's cloud-based dialogue technology
14.00-14.15 Markus Forsberg One for all, all for one: Lexical resources starting a union
14.15-14.30 Robin Cooper Factoring semantic grammars using record types
14.30-14.45 Maria Toporowska Gronostaj SweFN
15.00-15.15 Elisabet Engdahl The Scandinavian syntactic judgment database
15.15-15.30 Lars Borin SALDO version 2.0
15.30-15.45 Peter Ljunglöf Assistive language technology
15.45-16.00 Krasimir Angelov Online parsing, type checking and advanced editor for controlled languages in GF
Tuesday Speaker Title
09.00-09.15 Leif-Jöran Olsson Free software and LT mashups
09.15-09.30 Fredrik Engström A formal framework for branching quantifiers
09.30-09.45 Elena Volodina On SALT, its routines and challenges
11.10-11.25 Bengt Nordström English is not a formal language
11.25-11.40 Harald Hammarström Defining intelligibility on formal languages

Poster session

Ann-Marie Eklund Medical querying behaviour and an application
Björn Haglund Cognitive models for text processing
Dimitrios Kokkinakis Is data scrubbing capable of protecting the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data?
Grégoire Détrez A framework for multilingual applications on the Android platform
Jonas Lindh A simple voice verification demo using open source tools
Karin Cavallin Exploring lexical sets over time
Olga Caprotti MOLTO - Tools for multilingual grammar based translation on the web
Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis Lexical profiling as means for characterising subject-specific school book texts
Staffan Larsson Demo of voice cursor technology in an in-vehicle dialogue system
Taraka Rama Evaluation of linguistic similarity measures

Date: 2010-11-08 08:30 - 2010-11-09 15:00

Location: Gullmarsstrand



Rebecca Jonson will defend her thesis Information state based speech recognition.  The Faculty Opponent will be Professor Michael McTear, University of Ulster at Jordanstown.

Date: 2010-05-22 13:15 - 15:00

Location: T302 (Gamla hovrätten), Dept of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Olof Wijksgatan 6, Gothenburg