About

The summer school is intended to boost the area of natural language engineering (NLE) in the region of South Asia. Given that introductory NLE knowledge already exists, this summer school is intended to provide access to more advanced knowledge, thus further supporting the emerging NLE research community. Our expectation is that the contacts established will lead to longer lasting collaborations, so that the summer school will foster long-term contact and exchange. In addition to students from Sri Lanka, we will select students/researchers from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and researchers working on less resourced languages from India.

Given basic NLE knowledge already exists in Sri Lanka and summer schools and training sessions at an introductory level have already taken place in the region, this summer school is intended to provide access to more advanced knowledge, thus further supporting the emerging NLE research community, consolidating and advancing existing knowledge and providing Sri Lankan and regional researchers direct access to international experts. Our expectation is that the contacts established will lead to longer lasting collaborations, so that the summer school will foster long-term contact and exchange and also lead to promising graduate students being recruited for PhD programs at German universities.