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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

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


SSLST 2011 offers a broad and intensive series of lectures on language and speech technologies at 
different levels. The students choose their preferred courses according to their interests and 
background. Instructors are top names in their respective fields. The School intends to help 
students initiate their career in research.


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

The School is appropriate also for people more advanced in their career who want to keep 
themselves updated on developments in the field.

There will be no overlap in the schedule of the courses.


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, 8 hours] Ralph 
Grishman (New York), Information Extraction [intermediate, 8 hours] Daniel Jurafsky (Stanford), 
Computational Extraction of Social and Interactional Meaning [introductory/advanced, 8 hours] 
Chin-Hui Lee (Georgia Tech), A Short Course on Digital Speech Processing and Applications 
[intermediate, 8 hours] Yuji Matsumoto (Nara), Syntax and Parsing: Phrase Structure and Dependency 
Parsing [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours] Diana Maynard (Sheffield), Text Mining [introductory/
intermediate, 8 hours] Dan Roth (Urbana-Champaign), Predicting Structures 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; account holders address: 
Av. Catalunya, 35, 43002 Tarragona, Spain)

Please mention SSLST 2011 and your full name in the subject. A receipt 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 much recommended to complete the registration process earlier.


Information about accommodation is available 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