Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Depiction of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) was established in 1971 as the nation’s first graduate school specializing in science and engineering education and research. It is currently located in the Daedeok Research Complex in Daejeon, South Korea. Daedeok complex is the nation’s R&D capital and home to some 50 public and private research institutes, universities and high-tech and venture capital companies. For the 2009 academic year, over 8,000 students are enrolled; 3,452 in the bachelor’s, 2,197 in the master’s, and 2,357 in the doctorate programs. In 2009, KAIST was placed 21st in the area of engineering and information technology in this year's world university rankings in the prestigious Times Higher Education-QS World University rankings.

KAIST’s Semantic Web Research Center (SWRC, http://swrc.kaist.ac.kr/), directed by Key-Sun Choi, runs R&D projects including CoreOnto to construct an IT ontology infrastructure and service technologies. “Bank of Resource for Language and Annotation” project in SWRC is about creating, maintaining and distributing Korean and multilingual resources and NLP lexica. Some are listed in ELDA. Among them, CoreNet is a semantic word net with one shared semantic structure for Korean-Japanese-Chinese and expanded to German and English while linking to WordNet. The same concept system was applied not only to distinct languages, but also to different parts of speech. Predicates are also connected to a semantic structure for “case frame”.

Homepage: http://www.kaist.ac.kr/

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