GF Resource Grammar Summer School

The summer school is over, but this web page will continue to give access to material created during the summer school and as a result from it.

The summer school was a collaborative effort to create grammars of new languages in Grammatical Framework, GF. These grammars are added to the Resource Grammar Library, which currently has 12 languages. Around 10 new languages are already under construction, and the School will address 23 new languages as shown in the logo above. All results will be made available as open-source software realeased under the LGPL license.

In addition, the course will serve those interested in getting an introduction to GF or an overview of on-going work. The course will begin with a 2-day GF tutorial.

The summer school is organized by the Language Technology Group at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The group is a part of the Centre of Language Technology, a focus research area of the University of Gothenburg.

A first demo of what was built during the summer school can be seen here: comment your food in 22 languages!

The code created by the school participants will be made accessible continuously in the GF darcs repository, subdirectory contrib/summerschool.

Here is a photo with most participants:


The registration was organized via the course Google group. Attending the lectures without prior registration is open to everyone.

Venue and programme

The normal day is: morning 9.30-12.30, afternoon 14-18. The lectures will take place in the EDIT room, on the 3rd floor of the ED building at Chalmers University of Technology; use the main entrance at Hörsalsvägen right after the Copper building when walking uphill. There is a map of the Campus here.

The EDIT room, as well as the group rooms 3207 and 3209, are available 8-18 for working on projects. Supervision is mainly available during the afternoon sessions.


Sunday 16 August

Monday 17

Tuesday 18

Wednesday 19

Thursday 20

Friday 21

Sunday 23 afternoon: boat trip to the island of Styrsö

Monday 24

Tuesday 25

Wednesday 26

Thursday 27

Friday 28


Practical information

Computers and network

The participants are expected to have their own laptops. WiFi access will be provided via the Nomad network of Chalmers University.


Here are some nearby lunch restaurants. First the favourites of the local research group:

Then some others:

We will also arrange some common lunches and dinners.

Social events

Sunday 16 August: welcome party at 19, somewhere near SGS at Utlandagatan (to be specified)

Weekend 22-23 August: boat trip to the archipelago, pic-nic


The accommodation of participants coming from outside Gothenburg is at SGS, with a ten minutes walking distance from the venue.

The walk is described on a map here.

Weather forecast


Aarne Ranta, aarne at chalmers dot se

Femke Johansson, f dot v dot h dot vangeel at gmail dot com

Håkan Burden, burden at chalmers dot se