[Corpora-List] Workshop announcement: New developments in software tools for corpus construction and analysis (26 April 2012)

silvia bernardini silvia at sslmit.unibo.it
Tue Apr 3 12:11:27 CEST 2012

**apologies for cross-postings**


New developments in software tools for corpus construction and analysis


Those who use corpora for research, for learning and teaching languages, and for reference in their daily work, are well aware of the crucial (and sometimes frustrating) role played by software. One can spend a long time designing and compiling the perfect corpus, and yet be unable to make the best of it unless appropriate software is available for searching the corpus, exploiting the annotation and displaying results in a user-friendly way.

In this workshop several software tools are presented that we believe are of particular relevance to corpus work for translation and interpreting research, learning/teaching and practice. The guest speakers are rare examples of technically minded researchers who are not only interested in the inner workings of (their) software, but also in the way humans use that software for real purposes. The workshop will thus also provide a forum for taking stock of recent advances in the use of corpus-related software tools, as well as for addressing novel issues.


14:30-15.15 Pavel Vondricka (Univerzita Karlova, Prague, Czech Republic): InterText in the context of the InterCorp project

15:15-16:00 José Manuel Martínez Martínez (Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany / ECPC Research Group): ECPC: the story of building a comparable and parallel corpus from A to...InterText

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:15 Nino Luz (Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland): modnlp-TEC

17:15-18:00 Eros Zanchetta (Università di Bologna in Forlì, Italy): Carcass: an open-source tool for querying large text corpora


While there is no attendance/registration fee, the conference venue has limited capacity, and seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please write to Federico Gaspari (fgaspari at sslmit.unibo.it) if you would like to book a seat.


Silvia Bernardini, University of Bologna Federico Zanettin, University of Perugia


Sala Affrescata Dipartimento SITLeC, Corso Diaz 64, Forlì


Thursday 26 April 2012, from 2.30 to 6 p.m.

FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.disitlec.unibo.it/SITLEC/Bacheca/Eventi/2012/04/EventoDel26Marzo2012.htm

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