We are looking for a highly motivated student with a major in Artificial Intelligence or Computer Science who has a strong interest in natural language modelling and symbolic computation. Your research project will be embedded in the Marie Curie ITN (Initial Training Network) project called ESSENCE (Evolution of Shared Semantics in Computational Environments).
For more information on this position and how to apply (extended deadline 15 June): http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/org/previewJV/34077533
A new FCG web demo is available supporting a recent publication in the International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR) by Tânia Marques and Katrien Beuls on ‘A Construction Grammar Approach for Pronominal Clitics in European Portuguese’. The demo can be found here. Comments are very welcome.
Internship: computational linguist / grammar engineer
Duration: 6 months
Starting date: immediately
Description: Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris is a small but booming research cell in the center of Paris (France). It currently offers an internship of 6 months in its language team. During the internship, you will develop a basic grammar for Japanese and integrate the grammar within an existing Machine Translation application for Japanese-English and English-Japanese. As part of the internship, you will receive formation in the language technologies developed at Sony CSL Paris, including a.o. Fluid Construction Grammar (www.fcg-net.org). You will receive a renumeration for your internship that complies to French legislation and Sony’s staff agreements. Sony is an equal opportunity employer and encourages anyone with the right qualifications to apply (requested background: Master student in computer science, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence or equivalent). Please send your resume and motivation letter to Dr Remi van Trijp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A tutorial on the basics of Fluid Construction Grammar will be held on 17 December 2015 in Leuven on the occasion of the Morphology Days 2015. Katrien Beuls and Paul Van Eecke will lead the two-hour tutorial and guide you through the basic grammar operations and the new simplified notation that should make it easier to understand the kind of constructional processing FCG makes possible.
A technical video lecture on how to manage search in FCG is available now from the lectures page.
Part 2 of the video lecture on handling morphology in FCG has been published now. You find all learning materials, including exercises and slides on the lecture’s page now.
The next video lecture of the FCG online tutorial has been published. It teaches you how to use a construction set to parse and produce utterances: the real test to knowing whether your constructions actually work!
The fifth video lecture is ready for streaming now! It provides you with all the information you need for writing your own goal tests that influence the way the FCG search process will come up with solutions. You can go to the latest lecture through this link.
The fourth lecture of our FCG tutorial has been posted to the lectures page now. This lecture teaches you how to organize your constructions into a construction inventory and how to deal with construction inventory configurations.
You can download the latest FCG source code including a new range of construction templates from Babel2 website now. The demos that accompany the 2011 volume on Design Patterns in Fluid Construction Grammar are still included in the release.