Ontotext is Platinum Sponsor of ESSLLI 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ontotext affirms its long-standing support to science, research and education by becoming thе platinum sponsor of the 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI), which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

ESSLLI is the most established summer school in these AI fields. The event will bring together enthusiastic students for two weeks of courses, lectures, workshops, student sessions and paper presentations. More than 50 of the world leading academics from renowned universities will take part as lecturers and organizers. The program is composed in several parallel tracks to allow students to attend courses according to their interests and background. Registration is open until 31st of July.

Starting in 2000 as an R&D lab within the top Bulgarian software company Sirma Group, Ontotext has since become a leading Semantic Technology developer. Presently, the company is excited to support the European summer school in Sofia, which will offer courses and lectures in Ontotext’s core competences – computational semantics, cognitive computing, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Linked Open Data, ontologies, annotations and cross-lingual semantic parsing.

ESSLLI takes place in a different European country every year under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI). FoLLI was established in 1991 to advance research and education on the interfaces between Logic, Linguistics, Computer Science and Cognitive Science and their related disciplines.

In the past five years, ESSLLI was held in Toulouse, France (2017), Bolzano, Italy (2016), Barcelona, Spain (2015), Tübingen, Germany (2014) and Düsseldorf, Germany (2013).

ESSLLI 2018 will be jointly hosted by the Sofia University ‘St. Kl. Ohridski’ and the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT-BAS). The Association for Computational Linguistics, Bulgaria, also supports the organization of this year’s event. ESSLLI 2018 will be held under the patronage of the Mayor of Sofia Municipality, Yordanka Fandakova.

Alongside the platinum sponsorship at this upcoming event, Ontotext will support research, innovation and education by sponsoring two national school teams who have been representing Bulgaria at international science olympics events: the computational linguistics team and the school of robotics team.

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For more information, contact Doug Kimball, Chief Marketing Officer at Ontotext