[Elsnet-list] Elsnet-List] [Call for Participation] IJCNLP Workshop on NLP for Less Privileged Languages

Anil aks.anil at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 16:42:19 CET 2007


                     IJCNLP 2008 WORKSHOP
                              ON
              NLP FOR LESS PRIVILEGED LANGUAGES

              (http://ltrc.iiit.ac.in/nlp-lpl-08)


                  CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                  Friday, 11 January 2008
                      Hyderabad, India


The workshop seeks to explore the innovative ways to overcome
the problem of the lack of linguistic study, language resources,
computerization and NLP/CL tools for certain languages, which
actually means the majority of languages in the world. We could
call them L-languages, as they {L}ack something from the point
of view of NLP and CL. The primary motivation for the workshop
is the realization that the techniques which work for more
'privileged' languages (M-languages) may not always work for
the L-languages. We may have to find different ways of solving
many of the problems for these languages.

The workshop will be platform for researchers who are going
to present their work on the L-languages. Papers on a wide
range of topics, from various locations around the world and
on a wide range of languages are going to be presented.

There will also be three Invited Talks at this workshop on
important themes. The workshop program is given below.

The workshop is being held in conjunction with the Third
International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
(January 7-12, 2008), which is one of the major conferences
in NLP/CL.

FOR WORKSHOP SPECIFIC ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:

Anil Kumar Singh
Language Technologies Research Centre
IIIT, Hyderabad, India
Email: anil at research.iiit.ac.in

FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES (ACCOMMODATION ETC.), PLEASE CONTACT:

IJCNLP-08 Secretariat
International Institute of Information Technology
Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500 032, Andhra Pradesh, India
Tel: +91-40-2300 0646; Fax: +91-40-2300 0044
Email: ijcnlp08 at iiit.ac.in

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WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Opening Remarks: NLP for Less Privileged Languages: Where do we
come from? Where are we going?
[Anil Kumar Singh]

SESSION 1

Invited Talk: Building Language Resources: Ways to move forward
[Anne David and Michael Maxwell]

KUI: an ubiquitous tool for Collective Intelligence Development
[Virach Sornlertlamvanich, Thatsanee Charoenporn, Kergrit Robkop
and Hitoshi Isahara]

Prototype Machine Translation System From Text-To-Indian
Sign Language
[Tirthankar Dasgupta, Sandipan Dandapat and Anupam Basu]

SESSION 2

Invited Talk: Cross Language Resource Sharing
[Virach Sornlertlamvanich]

Joint Grammar Development by Linguists and Computer Scientists
[Michael Maxwell and Anne David]

Cross-Language Parser Adaptation between Related Languages
[Daniel Zeman and Philip Resnik]

SriShell Primo: A Predictive Sinhala Text Input System
[Sandeva Goonetilleke, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Yuichi Itoh
and Fumio Kishino]

SESSION 3

Invited Talk: Breaking the Zipfian Barrier of NLP
[Monojit Choudhury]

POSTER DISPLAY AND DISCUSSION

An Optimal Order of Factors for the Computational Treatment
of Personal Anaphoric Devices in Urdu Discourse

[Mohammad Naveed Ali, Muhammad Abid Khan and Muhammad
Aamir Khan]

Morphology Driven Manipuri POS Tagger

[Thoudam Doren Singh and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay]

Acharya - A Text Editor and Framework for working with
Indic Scripts

[Krishnakumar Veeraraghavan and Indrani Roy]

Implementing a Speech Recognition System Interface for Indian
Languages

[Rajesh Kumar Aggarwal and Mayank Dave]

Indigenous Languages of Indonesia: Creating Language Resources
for Language Preservation

[Hammam Riza]

Part Of Speech Tagger for Gujarati using Conditional Random
Fields

[Chirag Patel and Karthik Gali]

Speech to speech machine translation: Biblical chatter from
Finnish to English

[David Ellis, Mathias Creutz, Timo Honkela and Mikko Kurimo]

SESSION 4

A Rule-based Syllable Segmentation of Myanmar Text

[Zin Maung Maung and Yoshiki Mikami]

Strategies for sustainable MT for Basque: incremental design,
reusability, standardization and open-source

[Iñ Alegria, Xabier Arregi, Xabier Artola, Arantza Diaz de
Ilarraza, Gorka Labaka, Mikel Lersundi, Aingeru Mayor
and Kepa Sarasola]

Design of a Rule-based Stemmer for Natural Language Text
in Bengali

[Sandipan Sarkar and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay]

Finite State Solutions For Reduplication In Kinyarwanda Language

[Jackson Muhirwe and Trond Trosterud]

CLOSING DISCUSSION
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