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The Language Technology Group, with support from EPSRC, ESRC and other sources, has invested substantial effort over the last four years in building up an inventory of tools and technologies for the markup of language data. This in turn has led to the articulation of a markup-based architecture for NLP systems, which we have used for applications as diverse as discourse relation annotation, named entity recognition and tokenisation. The goal of this workshop is to introduce our work to a wider audience, with
Anyone interested in the role of markup technologies and standards in computational linguistics is invited to attend.
|Thursday 25 February|
|1330--1730||Hands-on intensive introduction to SGML/XML, Henry S. Thompson, Chris Brew (HCRC LTG) [no spaces left]|
|1930--2030||Invited Keynote: Michael Sperberg-McQueen (Univerisity of Illinois, Chicago; co-Editor of the Text Encoding Initiative)|
|Friday 26 February|
|0900--1030||Introduction to pipelining XML files through XML-aware tools; Survey of available tools; Survey of XML/SGML-encoded CL resources, members of the LTG, Adam Kilgarriff, Brighton|
|1100--1230||Architectures in use:
|1330--1500||Approaches to annotation:
|1700--1730||Plans, Prognostications and Public Discussion|
The workshop is open to all interested parties. You are welcome to attend the keynote on Thursday and the activities on Friday (the Thursday tutorial is now full), but please register in advance.
Please note that although tea and coffee will be provided on both days, and a buffet lunch will be provided on Friday, evening meals and accommodation are not part of the workshop.
For information about travel and accommodation, see the University's local information page.
This workshop is made possible by support from the UK EPSRC (grant GR/L29125, NSCOPE), and by the UK ESRC's baseline funding of HCRC.