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Måns Huldén, guest researcher at CLT, will give a(n advanced) finite state methods tutorial on October 1, where he will cover topics such as (weighted) finite state transducers and how they may be used to do, e.g., fuzzy string matching and compound analysis. We will end the day with a general discussion about how finite state methods may be relevant for the research conducted within CLT.

No formal registration is needed, but please send an email to Markus if you know you will come, so we have a rough estimate of the number of participants.

(12.00-13.15 Lunch at Aroi Dee)
13.15-15.00 FSM tutorial
15.00-15.15 Coffee
15.15-16.30 Discussion



Tutorial slides

Tutorial files

Date: 2013-10-01 13:15 - 16:30

Location: K234, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 6



The Swedish dialogue workshop (svensk dialogverkstad) is an informal forum where dialogue systems researchers get together to discuss ongoing work, with a focus on technical aspects of dialogue systems development and research.

Contact Staffan Larsson for more information.

Date: 2013-09-04 10:15 - 17:15




This year's special theme of “Scaling up Grammar Resources” means extending the existing resource grammars with the ultimate goal of dealing with any text in the supported languages. Lexicon extension is an obvious part of this work, but also new grammatical constructions are of interest. Porting resources from other open-source approaches, such as WordNets and Apertium, is one method of doing this. And reciprocally, we want to make GF resources easily reusable in other approaches.

Fore more information, see:

Date: 2013-08-18 14:00 - 2013-08-30 14:00

Location: Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria



Peter Ljunglöf at the CSE department will give his "docent lecture".

I describe an interactive system where the user can build and modify sentences and whole texts in a grammatical manner. The user can insert, delete and change words and phrases at will, and the system ensures that the resulting sentences are always grammatically correct. This is accomplished by automatically rearranging words and changing inflection, if necessary.

The system is based on a theory for interactive editing of syntax trees by intuitive but flexible editing operations on the surface string. The editing operations are simple enough to be implementable on a variety of devices, such as mouse-, keyboard- or touch-controlled devices, as well as devices with alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) input methods.

Such an editing system has the potential for being useful in computer assisted language learning (CALL) as well as an AAC communication aid. Since the underlying syntactic theory is multilingual, it is also suitable for second-language learning, and as a travel phrasebook.

In this talk I will show the status of the current prototype, I will explain the underlying theories, and I will talk about possible future work.

Finally I will let the audience suggest and vote on the best acronym for this project...

Date: 2013-09-03 13:15 - 14:15

Location: EDIT Room, 3364 in the E building, Chalmers



The fourth annual workshop for CLT members will take place at Bohusgården, Uddevalla, 14-15 October. We will leave by bus from Carlandersplatsen/Lundgrensgatan (map) at 08.30 on Monday morning, and expect to be back in Gothenburg by 17.45 on Tuesday.

Below, you can find a preliminary schedule and titles for the presentations. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Kaså.

Preliminary schedule

08.30 - 09.45 Travel
09.45 - 10.30 Coffee
10.30 - 11.00 Director's introduction
11.00 - 11.15 Intro: Poster session 1
11.15 - 12.45 Poster session 1
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.30 CLT Flagship group
14.30 - 15.00 Culturomics
15.00 - 15.30 <Time for meetings>
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee
16.00 - 16.15 Intro: Poster session 2
16-15 - 17.30 Poster session 2
17.30 - 18.30 Board meets advisors
19.30 - ? Dinner
07.00 - 09.00 Breakfast
09.00 - 09.30 Check-out
09.30 - 10.00 Dialogue Technology Lab and Talkamatic
10.00 - 10.30 EACL conference
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee
11.00 - 11.15 Intro: Poster session 3
11.15 - 12.45 Poster session 3
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.30 <Time for meetings>
14.30 - 15.00 CLT at "Vetenskapsfestivalen"
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee
15.30 - 16.00 GF in China
16.00 - 16.15 Wrap-up
16.30 - 17.45 Travel

Poster/demo sessions

Session 1  
Dimitrios Kokkinakis Terminology management in medical log files
Jonas Lindh Applying phonetic features to a state-of-the-art voice comparison system
Karin Friberg Heppin, Maria Toporowska Gronostaj The Swedish FrameNet: Reframing lexical techniques and applications
Simon Dobnik Towards an automatic identification of functional and geometric spatial prepositions
Benjamin Lyngfelt Konstruktikon - grammatik möter lexikon
Kenneth Wilhelmsson About extended search functionality in K-samsök (SOCH)
Peter Ljunglöf Computational lexicon, grammar and translator for Blissymbolics
Johan Roxendal The Korp of Tomorrow
Session 2  
Katarina Heimann Mühlenbock, Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis Mining textual data for simplified reading
Devdatt Dubashi, Mikael Kågebäck, Olof Mogren, Nina Tahmasebi Culturomics
Chris Koniaris Auditory and dynamic modelling paradigms to detect L2 mispronunciations
Yvonne Adesam, Gerlof Bouma The Maþir Project
Adesam et al Språkbankens historiska resurser
Yvonne Adesam, Malin Ahlberg, Peter Andersson, Gerlof Bouma, Markus Forsberg,  Måns Huldén Lexicon Extraction for Old Swedish
Thomas Hallgren GF Cloud
Session 3  
Sandra Derbring, Mats Lundälv Concept Coding Framework, Multimodal Language Representation for All - current applications and perspectives
Inari Listenmaa, John J Camilleri, Ramona Enache Inroduction to the REMU project
Martha D Brandt, Sofie Johansson GRUS: grundskole- och gymnasieelevers skrivande
Dana Dannélls A framenet-based NLG application
Harald Hammarström Basic Word Order Typology: Universality, Genealogy, Areality
Richard Johansson Training Parsers on Incompatible Treebanks
Staffan Larsson, Sebastian Berlin, Anders Eliasson, Fredrik Kronlid Integration and test environment for an in-vehicle dialogue system in the SIMSI project
Taraka Rama How good are typological distances for determining genealogical
relationships among languages?


Date: 2013-10-14 08:30 - 2013-10-15 17:45

Location: Bohusgården, Uddevalla



Everyone is welcome to listen to the trial talks of the postdoc candidates of REMU (Swedish Research Council project Reliable Multilingual Digital Communication)!


10:15-10:35    Ramona Enache   
CSE Department, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg   

Automating the Development of Multilingual Grammars   

The talks presents several techniques employed for enhancing GF grammar development, ranging from building grammars from structured models to deriving GF bilingual lexica from SMT phrase tables and combining external resources(Google Translate, native speakers) for developing concrete grammars. New directions for multilingual grammar testing will also be discussed.

10:40-11:00    Normunds Gruzitis   
Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Latvia
A Frame Semantic Abstraction Layer to GF Resource Grammar Library   

A fundamental component of Grammatical Framework (GF) is the multilingual Resource Grammar Library (RGL) that encapsulates the low-level linguistic knowledge. Porting a GF application grammar to a new language ideally requires only introducing a domain lexicon. Specifying a lexicon is mostly straightforward for nouns and NPs, however, specifying verbs and VPs can be a complex task. In this talk, we will focus on verbs and VPs considering a potential frame semantic abstraction layer to RGL.

11:05-11:25    Daniël de Kok   
GridLine BV   

Reversible Stochastic Attribute-Value Grammars   

In this talk, I will present Reversible Stochastic Attribute-Value Grammars, a proposal that extends attribute-value grammars with a single maximum entropy model that performs parse disambiguation and fluency ranking. I will show, using experiments with the Alpino grammar for Dutch, that reversible model does not perform significantly different than specialized for parse disambiguation and fluency ranking.

11:30-11:50    Cristian Prisacariu   
Precise Modeling and Analysis group (PMA), University of Oslo   

A Dynamic Deontic Logic for reasoning about Electronic Contracts   

We present an action-based formal language called CL for abstract specification of electronic contracts. The purpose of the language is to be used in the electronic environment to reason about contracts. CL combines the normative notions of obligation, permission, and prohibition from deontic logic with the action modality of propositional dynamic logic. The deontic modalities are applied only over actions, thus following the ought-to-do approach.

Date: 2013-06-19 10:15 - 12:00

Location: EDIT Room, 3364 in the E building, Chalmers



The annual Språkbanken workshop will this year have Lärka in focus.

More information at Språkbanken's web site.

Date: 2013-10-17 13:15 - 18:00

Location: K332, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 6



Everyone is welcome - no registration is needed!


9:00 Pushpak Bhattacharyya (IIT Bombay).
Together We Can: Cooperative Natural Language Processing

10:00 Gérard Huet (INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt).
Design of a lean interface for Sanskrit corpus annotation.

11:00 Hans Leiss (LMU Munich).
Learning context-free grammars having the finite context property,

12:00 Lunch at restaurant Konkanok

13:30 Devdatt Dubhashi (Chalmers University of Technology, joint work with Gabriele Capannini and Svetoslav Marinov).
Document summarization: A Knowledge Based Approach using multiple kernels

14:15 Markus Forsberg (University of Gothenburg).
A Swedish Language Technology resource network.

15:00 Krasimir Angelov (University of Gothenburg).
Robust and statistical parsing in GF.

15:45 Aarne Ranta (University of Gothenburg).
Abstract syntax, Finnish, and the languages of the world.

More information here:

Date: 2013-06-04 09:00 - 16:30

Location: Room 8103 (next to CSE lunch room, 7th floor, Rännvägen 6b), Chalmers



Shafqat Virk, PhD student at the Department for Applied IT, will defend his doctoral thesis: Computational Linguistics Resources for Indo-Iranian Languages.

Faculty opponent: Professor Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai India

Date: 2013-06-03 10:00 - 13:00

Location: Room HC2, Chalmers Johanneberg



Flerordsenheter i språkteknologi, språkvetenskap och språkinlärning.

Anmälan: (ej bindande) till yvonne.adesam (a) senast torsdag 14 mars. Meddela ev. specialkost för fika (vegan, laktos, gluten etc.)

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Date: 2013-03-19 13:15 - 17:30

Location: K332, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 8