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          Computational methods and statistics
   in the annotation and analysis of discourse relations
             Second TextLink Training School
                 Prague, Czech Republic
               February 6th to 10th, 2017

The Second Training School of TextLink (COST Action IS1312) will
take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from February 6th to 10th, 2017.
It is hosted by the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics
of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University.

It is a follow-up of the First Training School of TextLink,
which took place in January this year in Valencia (see
http://textlink.ii.metu.edu.tr/node/749), and is going to be the
last training school of TextLink.

The programme of the Second Training School has been prepared
in such a way that both the attendants of the first school and
also newly interested trainees are welcome. The school aims
primarily at Ph.D. students but is also open to postdoctoral
researchers, masters degree students, and others.

The school will focus on the following topics: discourse annotation
theories and their comparison, annotation issues (such as annotation
consistency), statistically sound research methods, multilingual
discourse annotation, and CCR (Cognitive approach to Coherence
Relations) and transformations to/from other approaches. Emphasis
will be put on practical lab sessions.

Places are limited (40 trainees). Priority will be given
to Ph.D. students and young researchers of the institutions
participating in TextLink.

For detailed and updated information about the school, please follow

:: Important Dates

November 1st, 2016 - deadline for sending the application form
November 15th - notification of acceptance
February 6th to 10th, 2017 - Training School

:: Registration

Trainees should complete the application form (downloadable from
https://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/textlink-ts2/registration) and send it
to the organizers (Jiří Mírovský, mirovsky@ufal.mff.cuni.cz)
by November 1st, 2016.

Up to 30 trainees will get reimbursed (by flat rate of 750 euros).

:: Programme

A preliminary programme is available at the web pages:
It is where we will update the programme continuously.

We are looking forward to seeing you in February in Prague!

For the whole organizing team


Jiří Mírovský
Charles University
Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics
Prague, Czech Republic

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