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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

SUMMER SCHOOL: Language and Speech Technologies, 29 Aug-2 Sep 2011, SPAIN

SSLST 2011- (formerly International PhD School in Language and Speech Technologies) -Tarragona, Spain -Organized by: Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC) Rovira i Virgili University


Undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. Most appropriate degrees include: 
Computer Science and Linguistics. Other students (for instance, from Mathematics, Electrical 
Engineering, or Philosophy) are welcome too.

All courses will be compatible in terms of schedule.


Walter Daelemans (Antwerpen), Computational Stylometry [advanced, 4 hours] Robert Dale (Macquarie),
Automated Writing Assistance: Grammar Checking and Beyond [intermediate, 8 hours] Christiane 
Fellbaum (Princeton), Computational Lexical Semantics [introductory/intermediate, 10 hours] 
Ralph Grishman (New York), Introduction to Information Extraction [intermediate, 8 hours] Daniel
Jurafsky (Stanford), Computational Extraction of Social and Interactional Meaning [introductory/
advanced, 8 hours] Chin-Hui Lee (Georgia Tech), Digital Speech Processing [intermediate, 8 hours]
Yuji Matsumoto (Nara), Syntax and Parsing: Phrase Structure and Dependency Parsing [introductory, 
8 hours] Diana Maynard (Sheffield), Text Mining [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours] Dan Roth 
(Urbana-Champaign), Structured Predictions in NLP: Constrained Conditional Models, and Integer 
Linear Programming in NLP [intermediate/advanced, 8 hours]


On a voluntary basis, within 6 months after the end of the School, students will be expected to 
draft an individual or jointly-authored research paper on a topic covered during the classes under
the guidance of the lecturing staff.


It has to be done on line at


They are variable, depending on the number of courses each student takes. 
The rule is:

1 hour =

- 10 euros (for payments until June 5, 2011),
- 15 euros (for payments after June 5, 2011).

The fees must be paid to the School's bank account:

Uno-e Bank (Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain): IBAN: 
ES3902270001820201823142 - Swift code: UNOEESM1 (account holder: Carlos Martin-Vide GRLMC)

Please mention SSLST 2011 and your full name in the subject. An invoice will be provided on site. 
Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the School.

People registering on site at the beginning of the School must pay in cash. For the sake of local 
organization, however, it is recommended to complete the registration and the payment earlier.


Information about accommodation will be provided on the website of the School.


Students will be delivered a certificate stating the courses attended, their contents, and their 
duration. Those participants who will choose to be involved in a research paper will receive an 
additional certificate at the end of the task, independently on whether the paper will finally 
get published or not.


Announcement of the programme: April 21, 2011 Starting of the registration: April 25, 2011 Early 
registration deadline: June 5, 2011 Starting of the School: August 29, 2011 End of the School: 
September 2, 2011


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SSLST 2011
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC) Rovira i Virgili University Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34-977-559543
Fax: +34-977-558386