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How to add a language to the linguistic resources map

Corina Forascu ( University of Iasi )

Why are languages and language technologies important in our societies?

How to deal with a less-studied language?

How to build and exploit new language resources?

How much time is needed? How to represent and use time (temporal information in NLP applications)?

How to efficiently use time in research and… personal life?...

These are questions to be answered having the main focus on Romanian.

Speaker bio

Corina Forăscu is an associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania, and she collaborates as a researcher with the Romanian Academy Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Bucharest. She has a background (BSc) in Mathematics, and she completed a master in Computational Linguistics, and her PhD in Computer Science. She has published extensively in a variety of areas in the field of computational linguistics, including cross-language resources and evaluations in Question Answering, Summarization and Question Generation, discourse processing, with a special emphasis on temporal information in discourse. She has been involved in many research projects with Romanian and foreign partners, universities, industrial partners and organisations, in the domain of Natural Language Processing / Human Language Technologies and related to them. Corina Forăscu participated and (co-) organized inter/national conferences, workshops and summer schools.

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