National Centre for Language Technology

National Centre for Language Technology

Dublin City University
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Activities within DCU

2001
    20 October 2001. Xerox Finite-State Tools and Techniques Tutorial by Kenneth Beesley, Xerox Research Centre Europe.
    27 August 2001 CALL Seminar, funded by the ODTL Teaching and Learning Fund with Dr Mike Levy (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia) Organisation of a public lecture by Levy.
    HLT Statistics Reading Group
    CALL Workshop, May 2001

    CALL workshop, 27th August, 2001.
2000
    May 2000 Margaret F. and Walshe, R., Computer Applications in collaboration with St. Aidan's staff, Setanta Launch. An Taoiseach attends the launch of the 1st phase of Setanta Project at St. Aidan's School.
    22 March 2000 Invited Dr Madanmohan Rao to deliver a guest lecture to the university community: "Language, culture and education in the on-line world: challenges facing emerging economies" Talk sponsored by Dean of Teaching and Learning
    1998 - 2000 Use of IT in language curriculum Series of talks, workshop in context of SALIS Language Teaching Forum (co-ordinated by Veronica Crosbie).
    HLT Statistics Reading Group
1998
    December 1998 Robust MT using LFG-DOP - Computer Applications Staff Seminar, Way, A.
    February 1998 Organised 2-day conference on Language Engineering (opened by Minister for Science, Technology and Commerce, Noel Treacy TD).
    CLRS 97-8, The Dublin Computational Linguistics Research Seminar Series - weekly international seminar series, hosted by the School of Computing and the School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies at DCU.
1996
    Oct. 1995 - June 1996 Learner autonomy and learner-centredness, integration of IT in the language curriculum. Series of workshops for DCU Language staff.
1995
    May 1995 Learner support systems, 2-Day Training Workshop, Vektor and DCU.
    March 1995 Integrating CALL in the Language Curriculum and the Autonomous Learner. Training workshop, FLARC and DCU.
1994
    June 1994 Self-Access Language Centres. Training workshop conducted by Diego Garcia Lucas, Vektor, for Applied Languages staff.
1992
    March 1992 Integrating computers in language learning, Trinity College Dublin. Workshop hosted by the CTI Centre for Modern Languages, University of Hull, and the Applied French Association (formerly APFSP).
1987
    Sept. 1987 Le Français, langue de communication des affaires, des sciences et des techniques, Colloquium, NIHE-D and Service Culturel de l'Ambassade de France.


External Activities/Presentations

2001
    Costello, F. J., (2001). "Red-headed butchers, skilful violinists, fake surgeons, and pet fish: The semantics of membership in noun-noun and adjective-noun conjunctions". Presented at London-Dublin Computational and Theoretical Linguistics Colloquium 2001, Dublin City University, May 18th-20th, 2001.

    Kenny, D. & Prof. Mona Baker, (2001). "Making translations sound more like originals - Is it possible? Is it desirable?", Presented at "Theory meets Practice" seminar at EUROPEAN COMMISSION, LUXEMBOURG and BRUSSELS, 8-9 March 2001

    Kenny, D., Socrates Teaching Mobility Visit to University of Helsinki Translation Studies Dept. 19-23 February 2001: taught short course on Computer-Assisted Translation, focusing on the use of translation memories.

    Kenny, D. , (2001). "What Can Corpora Tell Us about Creativity in Translation?", Presented at Translation Studies Seminars, CENTRE FOR TRANSLATION AND INTERCULTURAL STUDIES, UMIST, MANCHESTER, 29 January 2001

    Ward, M., 2001. "El uso de la tecnología informática en el mundo de enseñanza" (The use of information technology in teaching), University of Don Bosco, El Salvador (27 January, 2001) [Presentation and workshop - in Spanish]

    Ward, M., 2001. "Como se puede usar el curso de aprendizaje de nahuat" (How to use the Nawat language learning course), University of El Salvador (13 July, 2001) [Presentation - in Spanish]

    Ward, M., 2001. "El curso de aprendizaje de nahuat" (The Nawat language learning course), University of Don Bosco (20 July, 2001) [Presentation - in Spanish]

    Ward, M. 2001. "El uso de las tecnologías XML en el desarrollo de página web" (The use of XML technologies in the development of web pages), University of Don Bosco (20 July, 2001) [Presentation - in Spanish]

    Ward, M., 2001. "Como se puede agregar información cultural al curso de Nahuat" (How to add cultural information to the Nawat language learning course), University of El Salvador (27 July, 2001) [Presentation - in Spanish]

2000
    "Tests of a mathematical model for classification and category combination", paper presented by Dr. Fintan Costello at the Annual meeting of the European Mathematical Psychology Group, September 4-7, Graz, Austria
    Costello, F. J., (2000). "Context effects in classification and category combination: an accurate predictive model". Presented at Seminars in Information Technology series, 2000/2001, National University of Ireland, Galway.
    Costello, F. J., (2000). "Categorisation and category combination in natural language and in artificially-created categories". Presented at 'Cognitive Science for the new millennium' conference, University College Dublin.
    "Applications of corpora for special purposes" by Dr. Jennifer Pearson . One week series of seminars to be presented to doctoral students and staff at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2000)
    "Alignment versus diagnosticity in conceptual combination", paper presented by Dr. Fintan Costello at The 4th International Conference on Thinking, University of Durham, United Kingdom, 24 - 26 August, 2000
    "An Exemplar Model of Classification in Single and Combined Categories", paper presented by Dr. Fintan Costello at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science society, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. August 13 - 15, 2000
    "Automatic F-structure Annotation of Treebank Trees and CFGs extracted from Treebanks" presented by Dr. Andy Way at the 5th International Conference on Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG-2000), Berkeley, California, (Sadler, L., van Genabith, J., Frank, A.,), July 2000
    Report on joint work with Sadler, L., Way, A., Frank, A., Deriving LFG Resources from Treebanks presentes by Dr. Josef van Genabith at the International Workshop on Syntactic Annotation of Electronic Corpora, Schloss Hohentübingen, Universität Tübingen, Germany, 13 -15 June 2000
    "LFG-DOT: a Probabilistic, Constraint-Based Model for Machine Translation" presented by Dr. Andy Way at the 5th International Conference on Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG5), Paris, France, April 2000
    Report on joint work with Sadler, L., Way, A., Frank, A., Automatic Annotation of Treebank and PSG Resources with Feature-Structure Information presented by Dr. Josef van Genabith ITRI, Brighton, U.K., March 16th, 2000
    Automatic Annotation of Treebank and PSG Resources with Feature-Structure Information presented by Dr. Josef van Genabith, report on joint work with Louisa Sadler, Andy Way, Anette Frank, Kings College London, U.K., March 13th, 2000
    Report on joint work with Sadler, L., Way, A., Frank, A., Semi-Automatic Annotation of CFGs and Treebanks with Feature-Structure Information presented by Dr. Josef van Genabith at the Dublin Computational Linguistics Seminar Series, University College Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 14, 2000
1999
    "LFG-DOT: Combining Constraint-Based and Empirical Methodologies for Robust MT" presented by Dr. Andy Way 12th Conference of the Nordic Association for Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA-99), Trondheim, Norway, December 1999

    Kenny, D. & Bowkwer, L. (1999). "Corpus Linguistics and Translation". Workshop Leaders at the Irish Translators' Association AGM IRISH WRITERS' CENTRE, DUBLIN, 9 October 1999

    "Improving the mobility of technically-oriented workers in Europe: the VOCALL project" presented by Andy Way; Eurocall 99, Besancon, France, September 1999.
    "A Hybrid Translation Model using LFG-DOP" by Andy Way; 10th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, University College Cork, Ireland, September 1999.
    Shape Invariant Pitch Modification of Speech, presented by Alex Monaghan at Eurospeech 99, Budapest, September 1999
    "Semi-Automatic Generation of F-Structures from Treebanks" by Andy Way; 4th International Conference on Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG-99), Manchester, UK (with J. Van Genabith & L. Sadler), July 1999.
    Andy Way and Louisa Sadler presented joint paper on "Semi-Automatic Generation of F-Structures from Tree Banks", LFG99, The fourth International Conference on Lexical-Functional Grammar, Manchester University, U.K., 19-21 July, 1999
    "Deriving an LFG from a Treebank Resource" by Andy Way; ATALA International Workshop on Treebanks, Paris, France (with J. Van Genabith & L. Sadler), June 1999.
    "Data-Driven Compilation of LFG Semantic Forms"; International Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora (LINC-99), European Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL-99), Bergen, Norway (with J. Van Genabith & L. Sadler), June 1999.
    Browsing Technical Documents, presented by Alex Monaghan at TCD as part of the Computational Linguistics seminar series, June 1999
    Sadler, L. and Way, A. Presented joint paper on "Structure Preserving CF-PSG Compaction, LFG and Treebanks",Journ\'{e}es ATALA, Corpus annot\'{e}s pour la syntaxe, Actes,(Proceedings ATALA Workshop - Treebanks), l'Universit\'{e} Paris 7, France, 18-19 June 1999
    Louisa Sadler and Andy Way presented joint paper on "Data-Driven Compilation of LFG Semantic Forms", , EACL 99, Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora (LINC-99), Bergen, Norway, June 12th, 1999
    Categorisation and category combination in natural language and in artificially-created categories by Dr. Fintan Costello. Paper presented at 'Cognitive Science for the new millennium', University College Dublin. - May, 1999.
    "Comment accéder aux éléments définitoires dans les textes spécialisés?" Dr. Jennifer Pearson . Keynote lecture presented at TIA '99 (Terminologie et Intelligence Artificielle) conference, Nantes, France. May 1999.
    Intelligent Speech Input/Output Interfaces' presented at SRI Cambridge, June 1999. What and Where? Salience and Structure in Speech Technology by Alex Monaghan, presented at the University of Edinburgh, April 1999.
    Presented paper on "Metaphors and Type Theory" by Dr. Josef van Genabith, AISB'99 Convention, Proceedings of the Symposium on Metaphor, Artificial Intelligence and Cognition, University of Edinburgh, U.K., 6th-9th April, 1999.
    Dr. Josef van Genabith and Carl Vogel presented joint paper on "Comparing Two Views of Metaphor Semantics", AISB'99 Convention, Proceedings of the Symposium on Metaphor, Artificial Intelligence and Cognition, University of Edinburgh, U.K., 6th-9th April, 1999.
    "Corpus-based terminography" by Dr. Jennifer Pearson . Paper presented as part of public lecture series on Translation Studies, UMIST, England. March 1999.
    "Extracting fragments of meaning from specialised corpora" Dr. Jennifer Pearson . Invited paper presented at Premières recontres de morphologie, terminologie et lexicographie, Université de Nancy, France. February, 1999.
    Anette Frank and Richard Crouch presented joint paper on "Glue, Underspecification and Translation", in: IWCS-3, Third International Workshop for Computational Semantics, Tilburg, The Netherlands, January 13-15, 1999
    LE / HLT Research at DCU', presented by Alex Monaghan at the launch of the European 5th Framework Programme, UCD, January 1999

    Kenny, D. (1999). "Using Computer-Aided-Translation tools in an academic environment". Presented at Irish Translators' Association Translation and Technology (Part II) seminar IRISH WRITERS' CENTRE, DUBLIN, 5 January 1999
1998
    "Software Project Risk" by Alex Monaghan, Operations Research Society of Ireland, December, 1998.
    "Using corpora and corpus analysis tools to investigate linguistic phenomena" by Dr. Jennifer Pearson . University College, Cork, Ireland. December 1998.
    EUROMAP Ireland - A Survey of Language Engineering by Alex Monaghan, presented at the SLIG annual conference, UCD, October 1998.
    "Towards the Standardisation of Curricula in Computational Linguistics in Europe", paper presented by Andy Way at the International Conference on Computers in the Humanities, Bergen, Norway, September 1998.
    "VOCALL: a Web-based CALL Tool for Vocational Learners" by Andy Way, Eurocall 98, Leuven, Belgium, September 1998.
    Anette Frank, "Transfer Architectures for Lexical Funcational Grammar", Workshop on Machine Translation, ESSLLI'98, The 10th European Summer School on Language, Logic and Information, Saarbrucken, Germany, 17-28 August 1998.
    "Autonomous Language-Learning of Less Widely Used Languages in a Vocational Context" by Andy Way, Worldcall 98, Melbourne, Australia, July 1998.
    "Prosody for Synthetic Speech", Alex Monaghan, invited lecture, University of Edinburgh, July 1998.
    Michael Dorna, Anette Frank, and Martin C. Emele, "Syntactic and Semantic Transfer with F-Structures", COLING-ACL'98, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 10th, 1998. Anette Frank and Michael Dorna, "Transfer Constructors", The LFG'98 Conference, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, June 30th, 1998
    "European State of the Art in Synthetic Prosody", Alex Monaghan, keynote address, COST 258, University of Porto, Portugal, May 1998.
    "Language and Technology" by Dr. Jennifer Pearson . Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. May 1998.
    "Introduction to corpus linguistics" by Dr. Jennifer Pearson . One week course presented to students and staff on the postgraduate translation programme at University of Budapest, Hungary. May 1998.
    Dick Crouch, "Comments on Constraints on Linked Lambda Structures" by Joachim Niehren and Peter Ruhrberg, International Workshop on Models of Underspecification and the Representation of Meaning, Bad Teinach, Germany, 18-22 May 1998
    Dick Crouch, "Comments on Dot Objects, Copredication and Choices in Lexical Semantics" by Nicholas Asher and James Pustejowsky, International Workshop on Models of Underspecification and the Representation of Meaning, Bad Teinach, Germany, 18-22 May 1998
    Kenny,D. "Translation, Corpus Linguistics, Lexical Creativity". Presented at Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics fortnightly seminar UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, 28 April 1998
    "Autonomous Language-Learning for Vocational Students: the VOCALL project", Andy Way International Conference on Language for Special Purposes, UCD, Dublin, March 1998.
    Kenny, D. "Translators and Lexical Norms". Presented at Monthly Research Seminar, Centre for Research in Language and Linguistics UNIVERSITY OF HULL, 25 February 1998
1997
    Costello, F. J., (1997). "A model of classification and typicality in simple words and combined phrases". Presented at Dublin Computational Linguistics Research Seminar. Trinity College, Dublin.
    "The Role of Prosody in Natural Language Processing", Alex Monaghan, invited lecture, Universite de Franche-Comte, France, December 1997.
    GAIJIN: A Bootstrapping Approach to Example-Based Machine Translation", Andy Way, 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria, September 1997 (with Tony Veale).
    "VOCALL: a Vocationally-oriented Computer Assisted Language Learning Tool",Andy Way Eurocall 97, DCU, Dublin, September 1997.
1996
    "Translation Studies: Unity in Diversity?", International Translation Studies Conference co-organised by Dr. Lynne Bowker, Dr. Michael Cronin, Dr. Dorothy Kenny and Dr. Jennifer Pearson, May 1996.
1995
    Kenny, D. "Translation Technology Workshop". Leader of a one-day staff workshop REGIONAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE GALWAY, 17 May 1995
    Kenny, D. "Translation Studies - The view from Machine Translation". Presented at Translation Studies Network, IRISH WRITERS' CENTRE, DUBLIN, 8 April 1995
1994
    Seventeenth Annual International ACM-SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Organisation and Coordination by Dr. Jennifer Pearson of one-day pre-conference tutorials, 1994.
    Kenny, D., "Terminology for Translators" Presented at Irish Translators' Association Professional Development Seminars, IRISH WRITERS' CENTRE, DUBLIN, 28 February 1996 and 30 Nov. 1994
1993
    "Technology and Language in Europe 2000", Industry/University Colloquium sponsored by EU organised by Dr. Jennifer Pearson, 1993.
    First Irish Conference on Language Technology co-organised by Dr. Jennifer Pearson and Reinhard Schaeler (language technology consultant), Irish Translators' Association with support from Industrial Development Authority, 1993.
1992
    "Technology for the Translator", One week course presented by Dr. Jennifer Pearson to postgraduate students of translation, University of Corfu, Greece. June 1992.

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