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LINGUIST List 25.593

Wed Feb 05 2014

Confs: Computational Linguistics/India

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Feb-2014
From: chirakkal raman rajagopalan <rajgopalcrgmail.com>
Subject: International Seminar on Indian Language Technology: State and Prospects
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International Seminar on Indian Language Technology: State and Prospects
Short Title: Language Techonology


Date: 18-Mar-2014 - 21-Mar-2014
Location: Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Contact: School of Indian Languag University of Kerala
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The School of Indian Languages, University of Kerala announces its first international seminar on “Indian Language Technology: State and Prospects” to be organized from March 18 - 21, 2014 in Thiruvananthapuram.

In this seminar the current status and future prospects relating to the Indian Language Technology initiatives with a special focus on the achievements and predicaments will be discussed. The interface of natural language and technology is a domain of vibrant activity; its R&D is highly innovative and is an emerging area of coordination between science and technology. This seminar facilitates formation of a comprehensive framework for addressing the multifarious issues, linguistic and technological, propping up in handling Indian languages. India, with its huge potential of linguistic diversity, offers new technological opportunities in the development and application of human language technologies. Technology based linguistic research for human welfare is having paramount importance in India. Grass root level dissemination of language technology should be our goal. Many regional languages are deprived of the benefits of information technology development. The benefits of information technology can reach to the common man only when software tools and human machine interface systems are freely available in people’s languages.

Registration and Travel Policy:

Registration fees for foreigners: $100
For Indians: 500 Rs
For students: 250 Rs

It may also be noted that the expenses related to travel may be arranged individually except the inviting scholars as resource persons. Local hospitality and accommodation would be extended to the delegates during seminar by the university.

Program:

18/3/2014

10 am Inauguration

11 am Parallel Sessions I &II

Session I

1. Text processing, Morph analyser, Pos Tagging, Parsing
2. Speech processing, Text to speech(TTS), Automatic speech recognition(ASR), Speech to speech translation
3. Text recognition, OCR, Segmentation, Feature extraction etc
4. Syntactic, Semantic and pragmatic processing
5. Machine translation

Session II

6. Industrial application of NLP- search engines, text editors etc
7. Information extraction, retrieval, indexing
8. Text mining–Exploratory analysis, Information extraction, Text classification, Text summarization
9. Applications of language technology in education and allied areas
10. Language technology policy of India etc.

0n 21st afternoon: Closing Ceremony



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