NAACL-Supported Two-Week Summer School in Human Language Technologies
Important Dates
application deadline
May 12
summer school
June 21 - July 2


Previous Summer School Schedules

For questions, contact:
Dekang Lin

Call for Participation

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 June 21-July 2 at The Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) at Johns Hopkins University in conjunction with the pre-workshop classes of the  CLSP 2004 Summer Workshop on Language Engineering. Five to ten students will be selected to 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 application deadline is May 12, 2004.

In evaluating the applications, preference will be given to high quality students attending North American institutions and at a stage in their careers where attendance at the summer school will provide maximum benefit.  In particular, preference will be given to graduate students in their initial years of study and to 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, we also anticipate providing a limited number of scholarships to cover additional costs (in particular, travel expenses to the workshop venue and/or accommodation for the full duration). We hope to be able to cover the full cost of these two items for at least some students, and partial costs for others. If you are a graduate student, please ask your advisor to contribute to the funding. Preference for funding will be given to students attending North American institutions.

Committee: Applications will be evaluated by a committee consisting of:

Robert Frederking, CMU
Dekang Lin, University of Alberta
Ellen Riloff, University of Utah