- And Your Mother Too
- In Mexico City, late teen friends Tenoch Iturbide and Julio Zapata are feeling restless as their respective girlfriends are traveling together through Europe before they all begin the next phase of their lives at college. At a lavish family wedding, Tenoch and Julio meet Luisa Cortés, the twenty-something wife of Tenoch's cousin Jano, the two who have just moved to Mexico from Spain. Tenoch and Julio try to impress the beautiful Luisa by telling her that they will be taking a trip to the most beautiful secluded beach in Mexico called la Boca del Cielo (translated to Heaven's Mouth), the trip and the beach which in reality don't exist. When Luisa learns of Jano's latest marital indiscretion straight from the horse's mouth, she takes Tenoch and Julio's offer to go along on this road trip, meaning that Tenoch and Julio have to pull together quickly a road trip to a non-existent beach. They decide to head toward one suggested by their friend Saba, who seems a little confused himself of ...
- Prague Computer Science Seminar - A Grammar-Checker for Czech (Karel Oliva)
- LECTURE ANNOTATION
While an English and a Czech spelling-checker can be based on (almost) identical principles, namely on checking the presence/absence of individual words of the text in a given (albeit long) list of wordforms, a grammar-checker for Czech cannot employ the pattern-matching techniques often used for languages with a fixed word order, mainly due to typological differences: grammatical functions of words in a Czech sentence are expressed by morphological characteristics rather than by word order which is constrained by grammar only in exceptional cases. Thus, setting up a grammar-checker for Czech requires finding new principles and ways how to cope with the task.
In this talk, we shall be, first, concerned with general theoretical considerations of what is a “patently” ungrammatical construction of (any) language, and, second, with particular techniques for (i) defining, (ii) describing and (iii) detecting errors in a free-word-order language such as Czech.
In the final section of the talk the related but different problem of grammar-correction will be shortly mentioned, as well some theoretical impacts of the whole work.
Doc. RNDr. Karel Oliva, Dr. is an internationally recognized researcher in the area of formal syntax of natural language, taking innovative approaches resulting in commercial applications. He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague, held research positions at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia, at the Institute of Computational Linguistics of the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken (Germany), and at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OeFAI) in Vienna. He has published over 85 articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings, he was a team leader and co-author of implementations of several software packages (i.a. of a Grammar-checker of Czech for Microsoft Office). He is a director of the Institute of the Czech Language ASCR. He is currently a member of teaching staff of the Faculty of Science of the J. E. Purkynie University in Usti nad Labem.
ABOUT THE PRAGUE COMPUTER SCIENCE SEMINAR
The seminar will take place on the 4th Thursday of each month at 4:00pm (except June, July, August and December) alternately in the buildings of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Karlovo nám. 13, Praha 2 and Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Malostranské nám. 25, Praha 1.
Its program will consist of a one-hour lecture followed by a discussion. The lecture should be based on an (internationally) exceptional or remarkable achievement of the lecturer, presented in a way which is comprehensible and interesting to a broad computer science community. The lectures will be in English.
- POSTER 2014
- On May 15, 2014, 18th International Student Scientific Conference Poster 2014 is held at Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Both Doctoral and Master students can present results of their work. More information on www.cvut.cz/poster2014
- 26th Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology (SPPT)
- The Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology (SPPT) has a long tradition and is usually held biennially. This will be the 26th Symposium. It was originally founded for the presentation of results of the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (IPP CAS) in 1967. Since 1969 it has gradually become a Czechoslovak forum in this branch and many famous foreign scientists have made presentations. Since 1993 it has been held in co-operation with the Department of Physics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University (FEE CTU) in Prague.
The symposium is of the European importance. There will be about 150-200 participants.
16.06.2014 - 19.06.2014