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5th GATE Training Course: Text Mining with GATE

The 5th GATE training course will be held from 18-22 June 2012 at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Last few places still available.

This event will follow the format of earlier GATE courses, but with two parallel mini-tracks on the Friday, covering semantic web technologies, and GATE for social media mining. For more information about the schedule, course materials, travel, accommodation, local information etc. please see the FIG participants wiki.

There are three main tracks delivered by the GATE development team, running in parallel from Monday to Thursday:

On Friday, there are two optional add-on courses:

Please note that these two courses are run in parallel, so you can only attend one of them.

For more information about what is covered in each track and what the prerequisites are for taking them, see GATE training course modules.

Every afternoon, there will be a plenary talk open to all participants, covering the following topics:


We now offer a certification programme. May's event offers the opportunity to be examined in modules of your choice, at a discounted rate (see below). The examination is held at the end of the week and allows time for candidates to attempt four modules.


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

The registration fee includes registration for your chosen Main Track 1, 2, or 3 (Mon-Thu), lunches, tea/coffee, materials and social dinner. 4 modules per track (1 each day).

Add-on fee applies only to participants who register for one of the additional courses on Semantic Technologies or Social Media Mining on Friday morning.

Certification fee is payable only by those registered to take the certification exam on Friday afternoon.

Venue and accommodation

The course will be held in Halifax Hall, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield. Detailed information is available here.

Further Information

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


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

Industrial Sponsorship

We will welcome industrial or research sponsorship of the event - please email gate-fig@lists.dcs.shef.ac.uk for details.