The GF Resource Grammar Library (RGL) implements the morphology (inflection) and basic syntax (phrase structure) of more than 30 languages: Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Interlingua, Japanese, Italian, Latvian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian bokmål, Nynorsk, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sindhi, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Urdu. These resources are freely available as open-source software.
We are constantly welcoming new languages, especially from new language families. Learn more at the RGL status page. The summer school is an excellent place to get started with a new language.
A recent Google TechTalk gives an overview of the GF technology and its many applications:
You will find the GF book a very good companion to your studies (available also as an e-book). However, the book is not a requirement for successful participation in the summer school.
The summer school is co-organised by Singapore Management University's Centre for Computational Law. The centre lies at the intersection of four disciplines of computer science:
The special theme is present in two ways:
Despite the special theme, the summer school is pefectly suitable for a student who is interested in more traditional grammar engineering.
|Aarne Ranta||University of Gothenburg
|Inari Listenmaa||Singapore Management University
|Denny Vrandečić||Wikimedia||Abstract Wikipedia|
|Jan Frederik Schaefer||Friedrich–Alexander University||Prototyping natural language understanding with GF: Adding Semantics and Inference|
|John J. Camilleri||Digital Grammars||Linearisation-only PGF|
|Krasimir Angelov||Chalmers Univ. of Technology
|Parsing, lexicons, lexical semantics, sense disambiguation|
|Meng Wong||Singapore Management University
|Controlled Natural Language in computational law|
|Michal Měchura||Masaryk University||Re-inventing the phrasebook with rule-based language technology|
|Warrick Macmillan||University of Gothenburg||Formal languages in GF|
The summer school will take place in Singapore, home to Singapore Management University.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is possible to participate in the summer school fully online. Read more in Logistics.
We aim to make the summer school as smooth as possible for people on different time zones.
Other than the hybrid online/offline nature, the program of the summer school will be like in the previous years. The first week is a GF tutorial, and the second week is more specialised tracks.
Once we know who is planning to attend and from which time zones, we can make a more concrete schedule. If there is interest, some redundancy might also be scheduled, e.g. two instances of the same lecture on different time zones. This way, more people can attend the lectures synchronously and ask questions.
Please indicate your interest in the Registration form.