EUROLAN-2011 Summer School


EUROLAN-2011 Summer School

NLP Goes Industrial

August 28 - September 4, 2011
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The new information and communication technologies have changed the business management climate. Organizations use everyday technological innovations to become more competitive. With the rapid development of natural language processing techniques, as well as their use in ever more industrial applications, the link between companies and academia is more necessary than ever.

In this context, the EUROLAN-2011 summer school will provide one week of intensive study of the natural language processing technologies brought forward to support industrial applications. Internationally known scholars and researchers (with the particular involvement of scientists from the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance - META), but also industrials involved in leading-edge work in innovative areas of natural language processing will give lectures at the school (tutorials, hands-on labs and demos) to share with students in-depth understanding and experience.


Topics to be covered in the school include the following:
  • question answering in mobile applications;
  • extracting information from web search queries;
  • finite state technologies;
  • latest developments in machine translation;
  • technologies for chaining NLP components;
  • sharing and exploitation of multilingual resources, including corpora, tools and datasets;
  • NLP ecosystems of innovation and business;
  • success stories of NLP-based industrial applications.

The venue of EUROLAN-2011 is Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the heart of Transylvania. An excursion to Alba Iulia and Sibiu is planned at the school’s mid-point. Whatever the venue, the EUROLAN summer schools are well known for the degree of camaraderie that develops among students and professors alike. Students in the school learn an enormous amount, but at the same time enjoy the warmth of new friendships with both fellow students and professors.


Early registration (before 31st July):
Students: 150 Euro
Academics: 200 Euro
Industrial: 250 Euro

Late registration (before 15th August): Students: 200 Euro
Academics: 250 Euro
Industrial: 300 Euro

The registration fee includes schools’ materials, participation to all tutorials and practical sessions, participation to the workshop, coffee breaks and an welcome party. In order to register, you need to fill in the registration form on the EUROLAN-2011 web site. Once you have paid the registration fee, please send a scanned copy of the bank transfer to


We will offer a limited number of grants covering the registration fee (and possibly the accommodation) for student participants. Students with a paper at the workshop will be given a higher priority. If you would like to apply for a grant, please register filling in the online form before 15th July 2011 and attach a letter of motivation.


We have negotiated a number of rooms at Student Dorms for student participants, at an approximate rate of 5 euro per day per person. See the web site for more information.


A Workshop addressing original work of young researchers in topics related to the school’s theme, and a PhD thesis defense.


- 5 July - deadline for receiving expression of intention to participate in the workshop
- 15 July - full paper submission for workshop and grant application deadline (see Registration)
- 20 July - feedback sent to candidates for the workshop
- 31 July - early registration closes and final papers due for the workshop
- 15 August - late registration closes
- 28 August - registration and city tour
- 29 August - 3 September - EUROLAN school & satellite workshop


- António Branco, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Davide Cali, ULA, Italy
- Lorenzo Cassulo, Semantic Valey, Trento, Italy
- Dan Cristea, "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania
- Alfio Gliozzo, IBM Watson, NY, USA
- Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
- Marius Pasca, Google Inc., USA
- Rafal Rak and Yannis Korkontzelos, University of Manchester, UK
- Radu Soricut, Language Weaver, California, USA
- Dan Tufis, Romanian Academy, Romania
- Tamás Váradi, Research,Institute for linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- Andrejs Vasiljevs, Tilde, Riga, Latvia


- Dan Cristea, "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iaşi, Romania
- Dan Tufis, Romanian Academy, Romania
- Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
- António Branco, University of Lisbon, Portugal


- Marius Corîci, Intelligentics
- Dan Cristea, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi
- Gabriela Czibula, "Babeş-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca (Local Chair)
- Lucian Gâdioi, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi
- Daniela Gîfu, , "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi
- Alexandru Gînsca, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi
- Adrian Iftene, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi
- Eugen Ignat, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi
- Alex Moruz, , "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi
- Madalin Patrascu, , "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi
- Ionut Pistol, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi
- Horia Pop, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca
- Radu Simionescu, , "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi
- Diana Trandabat, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi
- ASII, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi

Welcome to EUROLAN-2011!

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