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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Maryland: 2009 NAACL / JHU Summer School on Human Language Technology -- Call for Participation

Call for Participation : 2009 NAACL / JHU Summer School on Human
Language Technology

Monday June 8 - Friday June 19, 2009
Located at : JHU/CSLP Baltimore, Maryland

Scholarship Application Deadline : Friday May 22, 2009

The North American Chapter of the Association for Computational
Linguistics (NAACL) is again offering an exciting summer school
opportunity for a limited number of graduate and undergraduate
students interested in the field of Human Language Technology.

The summer school will be held from Monday, June 8th - Friday, June
19, 2009 at The Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) at
Johns Hopkins University in conjunction with the pre-workshop classes
of the CLSP 2009 Summer Workshop on Language Engineering. Selected
students will attend two weeks of lectures and hands-on laboratories
that will include general introductions to the major areas of study
within the field of Human Language Technology (e.g. Natural Language
Processing, Automatic Speech Recognition, Machine Translation,
Information Retrieval) as well as sessions on specialized research
topics of current interest in the field.

The summer school schedule from last year can be found here:

Details about the 2009 summer school will be posted here shortly :

The application deadline is Friday, May 22, 2009, at 5pm Eastern Time.
This is a very firm deadline, and applications submitted prior to this date
will be much appreciated.

Application forms and instructions appear at the end of this message.

Students must be enrolled or pre-enrolled at a North American
institution to qualify. Preference will be given to high-quality
students at a stage in their careers during which attendance at the
summer school will provide maximum benefit; in particular, graduate
students in their initial years of study and undergraduates who have
completed their junior or senior years of study. Postdoctoral
applications will not be accepted.

Selected students are expected to attend both weeks of the summer school.

Scholarships: In addition to providing summer school registration fees
for all selected attendees, a limited number of scholarships to cover
additional costs (in particular, travel expenses to the workshop venue
and/or accommodation for the full duration) may be available. We
intend to cover full or partial costs for these two items for at least
some applicants. Funds are limited, however, so if you are a graduate
student, please ask your advisor to contribute to the funding.

Frequently-asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: I am currently attending a university that is not in North America.
Can I apply?
A: As stated above, no. Since this is a NAACL sponsored event, it is
only available to students enrolled or pre-enrolled in North American

Q: Must all materials be submitted by the deadline, including the
letters of recommendation?
A: Yes, the deadline applies to the entire application package.

Please fill out the application below and send via e-mail to :
tpederse at d.umn.edu

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2009 NAACL / JHU Summer School Application

Application deadline: Friday, May 22, 2009 at 5pm Eastern Time
(submissions prior to deadline appreciated!)


Expected Graduation Date:

Department :
Degree Sought
Year of Study :

Both undergraduate and graduate students should provide all of the following :

Please arrange for 1-2 reference letters to be e-mailed to
tpederse at d.umn.edu (Letters can be brief.)

SHORT (less than one page) STATEMENT OF INTEREST. The statement might
describe your personal interests in the field of Human Language
Technology, any relevant research or work experience in the area,
career goals, relevant courses taken, etc.

If you wish to apply for NAACL scholarship funds beyond registration
costs ($350), please indicate the additional costs for which you are
requesting a scholarship:

____ Travel expenses to/from the summer school
Estimated cost: $__________

____ Accommodation during the workshop (in JHU housing)

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Please direct any questions to tpederse at d.umn.edu