Please note that there is no scheduled program on August 19th and August 20th. There is a major rap and hip hop festival (Blockfest) on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th in Tampere, so if that's not your cup of tea, then you might want to consider tourism elsewhere in Finland those days. Accommodation will be much more expensive over that weekend in Tampere.
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.
The following 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.
Please register via this form. If the attendance stays on the normal level, then there is no need to limit the number of registrations. It is beneficial, though, that people register early.
There is no registration or participation fee. However the participants need to support their own travel and stay, including accommodation and meals.
At the moment, there is no information about grants/stipends to participants. Such information will be published if stipends become available.
The POLTE project will present challenges to the summer school participants, related to temporalities in political speech.
Our second theme is Abstract Wikipedia: an effort in multilingual natural language generation at a large scale, targeting a diverse set of languages and language families.
The special themes are present in two ways:
The summer school is pefectly suitable for a student who is interested in other aspects of grammar engineering.
|9am–12pm: Lectures in class||Aarne Ranta. A tour of the GF Ecosystem.
Inari Listenmaa. Tutorial: small grammars in GF binder.
|TBA. Core linguistic constructions.
Tutorial: mini resource grammar.
|TBA. Systematic overview of GF concepts.
Extended mini resource grammar.
|TBA. Full resource grammar and its API.
WordNet in GF.
|TBA. Design and implementation of application grammars.
Hands-on with an application grammar.
|1–5pm: Hands‑on in class||Installing GF, building small grammars||Starting mini resource in GF shell||Work on projects / TBA||Work on projects / TBA||Participant presentations: plans for summer school projects|
Weekend: Excursion TBA.
|9am–12pm: Lectures in class||TBA. TBA
||TBA. TBA||TBA. TBA||TBA. TBA||Participant presentations: summer school projects|
|1–4pm: Hands‑on in class||TBA / Work on projects||TBA / Work on projects||TBA / Work on projects||TBA / Work on projects||Participant presentations|
|Aarne Ranta||University of Gothenburg
|Jyrki Nummenmaa||Tampere University||TBA|
|Inari Listenmaa||Digital Grammars||GF tutorial;
The summer school will take place in Tampere, at Tampere University.