6th DGfS-CL Computational Linguistics Fall School 2011

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Call for Participation
University of Zurich
Monday, 29 August 2011 to Friday, 9 September 2011
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Michael Hess
Martin Volk
Jeannette Roth
Gerold Schneider


6th DGfS-CL Computational Linguistics Fall School 2011

The Computational Linguistics Fall School is a biennial event for students who wish to broaden their knowledge of techniques and methods used in natural language processing, in particular of innovative and emerging fields in computational linguistics not traditionally taught in standard degree programmes.

Date: August 29th - September 9th, 2011

Venue: University of Zurich, Switzerland

Scientific organizer: German Linguistic Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft
für Sprachwissenschaft)

Local organizer: Institute of Computational Linguistics, University of
Zurich, Switzerland


Track 1: Computational Linguistics and Cultural Heritage
Lecturer: Dr. Michael Piotrowski (University of Zurich)

Track 2: Summarization and Generation: From "Extracting" to "Abstracting"
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Manfred Stede (University of Potsdam)

Track 3: Connectionist Modelling of Language and Cognitive Processes
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gert Westermann (Oxford Brookes University)

Track 4: Introduction to Tree Adjoining Grammar
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Laura Kallmeyer and Timm Lichte (Heinrich Heine
University Düsseldorf)

Tracks are non-concurrent (i.e. any number of tracks can be
booked). One lecture (90 minutes) in each track each weekday. Weekend
3/4 Sept.: Social programme (field trip).

Language: The language of instruction will be English.

ECTS: Each course is worth 4 ECTS credits (upon successful completion).

Credit certificates as well as certificates of attendance will be
issued by the Institute of Computational Linguistics, University of

You do not have to be a member of DGfS to attend the Fall School.

Dates and Fees:

* Early Registration by May 15, 2011 (CHF 200.00)
* Final Registration by June 30, 2011 (CHF 250.00)
* On Site Registration possible (CHF 300.00)

Registration online through:


Grants: Ten grants (EUR 150 each, intended to cover part of the
registration fee) are available from DGfS for enrolled
students. Please apply to the local organizers, with proof of
eligibility, by e-mail to fallschool2011@cl.uzh.ch (first come first

Additional grants (to cover part of the cost for accommodation) may
become available later.

Accommodation: Cheap(ish) accommodation is available (see URL
below). Please note deadline!

Additional information: http://www.cl.uzh.ch/fallschool2011