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CLARA summer school 2010

CLARA Summer School on Advanced Resource Creation, Archiving and Usage

Goal: Young researchers will be trained in how to use modern technology to create language resources in particular when the source material are multimedia streams, how the resulting complex resource types can be archived, how they can be accessed and analyzed via state-of-the-art (web) applications and how they can be enriched. It will also be shown how virtual collections can be built and how operations can be carried out on such collections. The result must be that young people have a deep understanding about modern methodologies and technologies to create, archive and use sharable resources.

Focus: The focus is (1) on using state-of-the-art tools to create resources that adhere to open standards such as XML and MPEG, (2) on teaching of how to optimally make use of open archives, how to use converters for various data types and how to define the necessary access permissions, (3) on existing frameworks that allow accessing the archived resources via various ways (from metadata up to web applications for complex objects), (4) on existing methods of how to create and use virtual collections and (5) on existing frameworks to make comments and draw relations between resources and resource fragments.

Participants: We expect young PhDs and/or Postdocs who are going to work on/with language resources in their work and who need to be educated to use state-of-the-art tools. We expect some knowledge about computational aspects, but will not require deep skills about XML schema or software programming. Thus we address those who see themselves as being users of modern technology and methodologies.

Procedure: The participants bring own data resources with them or get typical resources from the organizers such that all indicated steps can be carried out using and combining concrete material. The LAT technology from MPI will be used during the course as well as some other major tools for example to do efficient processing of specific tasks (speech analysis, image analysis, conversion, etc).

Teachers: Mainly members of MPI will give the courses. In addition we will invite external specialists who have deep knowledge about relevant standards in our domain, about audio/video codecs and appropriate software, about speech analysis and appropriate software, about semantic web techniques and representation standards such as RDF. The MPI experts have 8 years of experience in giving such courses twice per year to the indicated group of people.

Participation fee: There is no participation fee for the summer school.

Registration: Registration is now closed!

Where and when:
Jul 5-16, 2010
MPI, Nijmegen
Jacquelijn Ringersma,

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Wundtlaan 1
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The Netherlands

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The Netherlands

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