Guest lecture by Nicoletta Calzolari: “Language Resources for Language Technologies: A Success Story”

2011/09/05 by

On 8 September 2011 at 13:00, Nicoletta Calzolari of the Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale – CNR in Pisa, Italy will give a guest lecture “Language Resources for Language Technologies: A Success Story”:

Abstract: Even if language resources (LRs) have a relatively short history, they are recognised as one of the pillars of language technology.It was in the '80s when LRs started to be understood as critical to make steps forward, while before they were even despised as a burden. It was a change in the paradigm, in the sense of Kuhn. Since then we made many great advances (I'll point at some EC project results, such as the KYOTO project), but the more we understand about language the more we see how many problems are still in front of us.The traditional production process is too costly. It is urgent to create a framework that enables effective cooperation of many groups on common tasks, adopting the paradigm of accumulation of knowledge so successful in more mature disciplines, such as biology…

Date: 2011-09-08, 13:00–14:30

Location: S2 02|E202

Speaker: Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale – CNR, Pisa, Italy)