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AISB event Bulletin Item

Lexicom 2007 workshop: Last chance for early discount


          A Workshop in Lexicography and Lexical Computing
               Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. 
                         June 4th-8th 2007

Led by Sue Atkins, Adam Kilgarriff and Michael Rundell of the Lexicography 
MasterClass, Lexicom is an intensive one-week workshop, with seminars on 
theoretical issues alternating with practical sessions at the computer. 
There will be some parallel 'lexicographic' and 'computational' sessions. 
Topics to be covered include:

* corpus creation 
* corpus analysis:
  o software and corpus querying
  o discovering word senses, recording contextual information
* Frame Semantics and its application to lexicography
* writing entries for dictionaries and lexicons
* dictionary databases and writing systems
* using web data

Applications are invited from people with interests and experience in any 
of these areas.

Over the last seven years Lexicom workshops (in Europe and in Asia) have 
attracted well over 200 participants from 32 countries, including 
lexicographers, computational linguists, professors, research students, 
translators, terminologists, and editors, managers and technical support 
staff from dictionary publishers and information-management companies.

The venue, Brno, the beautiful and ancient capital of Moravia, is the 
Czech Republic's second city.

To register for Lexicom, go to: 
Early registration is advised.  The workshop has been oversubscribed 
in previous years. Registrations received before the 22nd of April
carry a discounted fee. 

Further details, including draft programme and reports of past events 
can be found at: 

Sue Atkins, Michael Rundell & Adam Kilgarriff
The Lexicography MasterClass