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 28 languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Interlingua, Japanese, Italian, Latvian, Maltese, 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.
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.
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 organise 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.
The following list is confirmed, but will be completed with a few more names.
The summer school will take place at the Frauenwörth Abbey, on Frauenchiemsee island in Chiemsee lake, Bavaria, Germany.
Note: The Frauenwörth Abbey is on the second largest island in Lake Chiemsee. Google Maps (above) uses the name Frauenchiemsee, although local maps of the area call this island Fraueninsel.
If you come by train from somewhere in Germany, go via Munich and there use the line Munich–Salzburg. Leave the train at Prien and proceed as under 3–5 above.
You can find train connections here: timetables of Deutsche Bahn AG.
Accommodation will be in the Benedictine abbey of Frauenwörth on Frauenchiemsee island. There are some rooms in categories A (€55/night), B (€45/night), and C (€30/night, no showers). Approximate costs breakdown:
|Accommodation (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|
Aside from the abbey's restaurant Klosterwirt where we shall be having our meals, there are two other restaurants on the island, plus some other small food vendors. There is no general store, for this you will need to take the ferry to Prien or Gstadt.
There will be a welcome event on one of the first evenings of the summer school to get everyone acquainted. A day-trip will also be planned during the weekend (more details to follow). On the rest of the evenings, one can visit Gstadt and the other towns on the lake (remember to check the boat timetable for the last boat back), or simply walk, swim and relax on the island.
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