FYI: MA program in Mexico,Tibetan Info,ACL 2000 Form
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I would like to announce a pre-publication version of our paper at: http://www.ghg.net/dstilwell/paper2.PDF (~1.5 MB). It is entitled "An Electronic Grammar of the Tibetan Syllables" and will be given as a handout by Marvin Moser in his talk about the Tibetan OCR project at the Electronic Buddhis Text Initiative (EBTI) session at the Joint Pacific Neighborhood Conference at the University of California a Berkeley, Jan 11-17, 2000.
There are some very good reasons to distribute it at this meeting, but the chief reason is that we have already secured the permission of the Conference Organizers to publish the paper on the Web, to send it via e-mail, etc. This allows us to send the pointer (URL) to Linguists and researchers in Intelligent Systems for their use. We also have all of our data and source code available in a file at: http://www.ghg.net/dstilwell/newdata.zip (~2MB). Because the data is Excel and Text format, it is very easy for others to use or peruse.
Currently, Marvin Moser, the author of Tibetan for Windows is helping to correct any typos remaining in our Tibetan renditions. Most of it is correct as it stands with only a few typos remaining.
To give you the barest of details about the paper and data, I would like to say that this is probably the first time the
expert system programming language CLIPS was used to analyze
any script, but it is unlikely that any script other than Tibetan has a similar set of patterns. We think that our results should be of great interest to Linguists and especially those involved with computational methods of analysis. The paper is approximately 30 pages and has a number of color graphics, but it prints well in B/W.
We encourage Linguists to comment on what we have discovered
and to ask any questions that might allow them to do their own studies of the Tibetan language.
- Don Stilwell, MSE, JD firstname.lastname@example.org Tibetan OCR Projec http://www.serve.com/dstilwell/index.html
The 2000 ACL Membership/Order Form is now revised for the upcoming year. It will appear in the December issue of the Computational Linguistics Journal and will be available at http://www.aclweb.org/membership by Christmas. A hardcopy will be mailed to all current and recently-lapsed members as well.
I hope your holidays will be happy and 2000 brings each of you the very best,