Chair of Applied Mathematics and Informatics
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology
Univerzitet u Beogradu, Rudarsko-geološki fakultet
The University of Belgrade (UB) is a state-owned higher education and scientific research institution going back for two centuries, currently composed of 31 faculties and 11 institutes. The faculties are organized in 4 scientific areas: social sciences and humanities, medical sciences, natural sciences and mathematics and technology and engineering sciences. The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology (UB FMG) belongs to the last group of faculties, and its main task is to train engineers in different multidisciplinary areas: geology, mining, environmental protection, and petroleum engineering. Although UB FMG is a technical and engineering faculty, a group of its researchers is actively engaged in Human Language Technologies, in close cooperation with similar groups at several other UB faculties.
The UB FMG HLT team is involved in development of lexical and terminological resources, both bilingual and monolingual, such as electronic dictionaries, terminological databases, lexical databases, digital libraries, corpora and ontologies, covering various domains, in particular geology and mining. Special attention is also paid to development of tools for use and management of lexical and terminological resources, as well as related NLP services. UB FMG is actively participating in A037 Terminology Technical committee of Institute for Standardization of Serbia, with the task of following ISO/TC 37 activities, and keeping related Serbian standards up to date. UB FMG has close collaboration with JERTEH, the Language Resources and Technologies Society, of which some members of the UB FMG HLT team are among founders. UB FMG is also collaborating with the Institute for Serbian Language of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences on digitalization and analysis of the material for the development of the Dictionary of the Serbo-Croatian Standard and Vernacular Language.