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12th GATE Training Course: Large Scale Text and Social Media Analytics with GATE

The GATE training course will be held from 17-21 June 2019 at the University of Sheffield, UK. Early bird registration is available at a reduced rate before 1 May.

This event will follow a similar format to that of the 2018 course, with one track Monday to Thursday, and two parallel tracks on Friday, all delivered by the GATE development team. For more information about the schedule, course materials, travel, accommodation, local information etc. please see the FIG participants wiki.

The focus will be on mining text and social media content with GATE. Many of the hands on exercises will be focused on analysing news articles, tweets, and other textual content.

The planned schedule is as follows (NOTE: may still be subject to timetabling changes).

Single track from Monday to Thursday (9am - 5pm):

On Friday, there is a choice of modules (9am - 5pm):

Please note that these two modules are run in parallel, so you can only attend one of them. You must state on the booking form which module you would like to follow on Friday. Note that you will be expected to have some programming experience and knowledge of Java to follow Module 5 on the Friday. No particular expertise is needed for Module 6.


Registration will be available from early February.

Please fill in this online registration form and email it back to gate-fig@sheffield.ac.uk. You will then be sent details about payment.

Early registration Late registration
Student £275 £325
Academic £475 £525
Commercial £975 £1175

The registration fee includes registration for all modules, lunches, tea/coffee and course materials.

Venue and accommodation

The course will be held on the main campus of the University of Sheffield. Further information about the venue and accommodation will be available on the course wiki page.

Further Information

Participants will be required to bring their own laptops with the latest version of GATE installed. If this is a problem for you, please let us know well in advance.


Please contact us at gate-fig@sheffield.ac.uk for any enquiries relating to the training course.


This event is supported by the SoBigData EU Research Project.