"The Second Swiss Estonian Workshop on Computational and Theoretical Linguistics" is a workshop with participants from the University of Tartu/Estonia and the University of Zurich. Its goals are to exchange research results, teaching experiences, project ideas, and to come to a better understanding of the learning cultures in different parts of Europe.
|9:30 - 12:45||9:15 h Opening of the Workshop|
Talk Session 1
|Talk Session 2||Excursion||Talk Session 3||Talk Session 4||Plenary Session|
|14:15 - 16:15||Project Session||Project Session||Project Session||Project Session|
|16:30 - 18:00||System Demos|
|Evening||Guided City Tour||Cultural Event||Party|
The talks by the Tartu students deal with their current research in various projects. The talks by the Zurich students center around the evaluation of Machine Translation (MT) system since this has been the topic of their seminar in summer semester 97.
We would like to thank Dr. Bearth and H. Hirzel of the Seminar for General Linguistics for presenting one of their projects.
During the week we will work in groups on small projects trying to build linguistic tools for WWW pages. The following projects are currently being prepared.
Abstract: After deciding on a suitable tagset for Estonian and a specific text genre to use we will start training Eric Brill's tagger for Estonian.
The preliminary results of our training look promising, therefore try the online version of this Estonian tagger.
Abstract: In this project we will first build up a small German - Estonian dictionary of some 40 to 50 words. The entries will then be structured with SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) tags according to the spirit of the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) guidelines. We will then plan and realize a flexible WWW interface to this dictionary.
Abstract: Writing DCG (definite clause grammar) parsers in Prolog is an integral part in training students in Computational Linguistics. In this project we will briefly revisit DCG parsing. Then we will write a small grammar for English in DCG rules. We will then hook this program to an HTML interface so that the parser can be accessed via the WWW.
Try the resulting DCG-Parser for English.
In this session we will demonstrate some CL systems that have been developped, trained, evaluated, employed, ... at the University of Zurich.
On Wednesday, June 25th, there will be a day excursion with the following stops:
Meeting Point: 9:30 h at the Irchel Campus Taxi Stop (Level D below the mensa)
We gratefully acknowledge financial and administrative support for the Workshop from