Third International Workshop on DICTIONARY WRITING SYSTEMS (DWS 2004)

Brno, Czech Republic, 6-7 September 2004

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The workshop is organised by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, as a pre-conference workshop of TSD 2004 (Text, Speech and Dialogue - The workshop is supported by EURALEX (the European Association for Lexicography).

Sponsored by

IDM, Marnela Vallee, France

LINGEA, Brno, Czech Republic

A dictionary writing system (DWS) is a piece of software for writing and producing a dictionary. It might include an editor, a database, a web interface and various management tools (for allocating work etc.) It operates with a dictionary grammar, which specifies the structure of the dictionary.

The workshop follows similar successful events in Brighton, UK in 2002 and 2003. It will include hands-on experience of a leading DWS, presentation of research papers and demos. The deadline for abstracts of proposed research presentations and demos was July, 31.

For travel information see the page for the TSD Conference (except the dates, everything is the same).

Intended audience:

Program committee:

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Full participant:
CZK 7000 (approx. 210 euro, 140 pounds)
Full-time Student:
CZK 4000 (approx. 120 euro, 80 pounds)

The payment may be refunded up until August 15, at the cost of CZK 1500. No refund is possible after this date.
All costs are in Czech Crowns (CZK), see e.g. for the current exchange rate.


The organizing committee will arrange accommodation in a 3 star hotel and student dormitories at reasonable prices. The actual list of available accomodation and prices will be accessible at the Workshop website.

All correspondence regarding the Workshop should be addressed to:

Anna Sinopalnikova
DWS 2004
Faculty of Informatics
Masaryk University
Botanicka 68a
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic
phone: +420 5 49 49 66 96
fax: +420 5 49 49 18 20

Brno is the the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000 and is the country's judiciary and trade-fair centre. Brno is the capital of Moravia, which is in the south-east part of the Czech Republic. It had been the King's town since 1347 and with its six Universities it forms a cultural center of the region.
Brno can be reached easily by direct trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, some nearby places may also be of interest.

The local ones include:
Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, Old and New City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Bishops Church of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, famous villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe and other important buildings of inter-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno,
Moravian Karst with Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the Battle of Three Emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz - battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the greatest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - the town on the list of UNESCO and many others are all within an easy reach.