The Dublin Computational Linguistics Research Seminar (DCLRS) is a weekly event, taking place Friday at 4p.m. Invited speakers give talks, following a very
broad construal of the term, ``computational linguistics'', ranging over pure translation theory, syntax, semantics, speech science, phonetics, psychology, psycholinguistics, artificial intelligence, many other related areas.
It is a joint venture between TCD, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin
City University (DCU) and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and the host of
the series rotates annually among the four universities. For the academic year 2014-2015, DIT are the hosts. TCD students have attendance obligations even when TCD does not host the event.
Students will receive electronic announcements of each talk, with a title and abstract. Sometimes the talks are at an advanced level, whilst others will be introductory overviews
It is not a requirement to attend every seminar and also the total number
of seminars that are staged may vary. While you are encouraged to
attend all the seminars, you will be required to
- attend at least 5 of the seminars, or 50% of the total number staged should the total number be less than 10.
- record you attedance by filing a report with a one or two paragraph typed summary of the talk and what you learned from it.
This DCLRS report should be dated and signed by you and handed in the week following
In making plans to attend the quota of talks, students should heed the fact the
end of term often coincides with major term projects, essays and other
demands on time and attention.
It is also possible that another invited lecture not officially within the DCLRS series might be occasionally be designated as counting towards this quota, when the subject matter warrants it.
You should file your attendance with Martin Emms or Carl Vogel in the week following the talk.