Grammatical Framework (GF), grammaticalframework.org, is a multilingual grammar formalism based on the idea of a shared abstract syntax and mappings between the abstract syntax and concrete languages. GF has hundreds of users all over the world.
The GF Resource Grammar Library (RGL) implements the morphology (inflection) and basic syntax (phrase structure) of some 26 languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Interlingua, Japanese, Italian, Latvian, Nepali, Norwegian bokmål, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sindhi, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Urdu. These resources are freely available as open-source software. More languages are under construction, in both in-house and external projects (Greek and Maltese forthcoming by the summer school).
We are constantly welcoming new languages, especially from new language families, as well as EU languages not yet covered by the Resource Grammar Library (Estonian, Lithuanian, Irish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Slovene, and Portuguese). Learn more at the RGL status page. The Summer School is an excellent place to get started with a new language.
This year's special theme of “Scaling up Grammar Resources” means extending the existing resource grammars with the ultimate goal of dealing with any text in the supported languages. Lexicon extension is an obvious part of this work, but also new grammatical constructions are of interest. Porting resources from other open-source approaches, such as WordNets and Apertium, is one method of doing this. And reciprocally, we want to make GF resources easily reusable in other approaches.
The summer school will take place at the Frauenwörth Monastery, on Frauenchiemsee island in Chiemsee lake, Bavaria, Germany (map).
Tutorials will be given in morning sessions; supervised exercises in the afternoon will make the attendants familiar with programming in GF.
In the mornings, each day is dedicated to a special track, with plenary talks attended by all participants. For the afternoons we want to organize group work on the various tracks, and have the participants choose which group they join. On the last day, results of these groups will be presented to all participants.
Accomodation will be in the Benedictine abbey of Frauenorth on Frauenchiemsee island. There are some rooms in categories A (€55/night), B (€45/night), and C (€30/night, no showers). Approximate costs breakdown:
|Accomodation (category B)||€45/night x 12||€ 540|
|Breakfast, lunch & dinner||€35/day x 12||€ 420|
|Local travel costs (from Munich airport)||€36 x 2||€ 72|
We have now opened a preliminary registration for those of you who wish to express your interest in attending. Precise details about costs/payments will follow later (the preliminary booking is non-binding). So if you are pretty sure you will attend, please fill out the preliminary registration form. If you have any questions about the summer school you can contact us below.
Head organiser: Hans Leiß, leiss at cis dot uni-muenchen dot de
Co-organiser: Aarne Ranta, aarne at chalmers dot se
Web/registration: John J. Camilleri, john dot j dot camilleri at chalmers dot se