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7th GATE Training Course: Mining social media content with GATE

The 7th GATE training course will be held on 9-13 June 2014 at the University of Sheffield, UK. Early registration deadline is 30 April 2014.

This event will follow a similar format to that of earlier GATE courses, but with only 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 this year in particular will be on mining social media content with GATE. The hands on exercises will be focused on analysing tweets, blogs, and other social media content.

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.


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 all modules, lunches, tea/coffee and course materials.

Free Commercial Consultancy

There will also be an opportunity for anyone registered at the commercial rate to get a free 1 hour consultancy session with one of our team, during the week of the course. This could entail discussions about scoping a project, tackling a particular problem in GATE that you're experiencing, or some general advice on your work. Please indicate on the booking form if you would like to take advantage of this, and some indication of the topic(s) you'd like to discuss. Note that places for consultancy are strictly limited and subject to availability, and will operate on a first-come first-served basis.

Venue and accommodation

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

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.


FIG 7 is supported by:

Text Mining Solutions

and by the following EU research projects:




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