[ipsl] Knowledge Sharing Event

  • From: Samar Sinha <samarsinha@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ipsl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:21:04 +0530

This is to inform you that LDC-IL, CIIL, Mysore is planning to organise a
series of the following Knowledge Sharing Events from January 2010 to March

1. Morphological Analyser & Generator
2. Making of Electronic Dictionary
3. Creation of Multilingual Speech Resources
4. POS Tagging

We welcome papers on IPSL on the above mentioned themes.

The details of the announcement and call for papers (in .pdf) is attached
with this mail. The copy of the Event -- 2 is pasted below for your

Please circulate  the announcement among the members of your research group.
I would really appreciate if you could kindly circulate it among your
students, colleagues and other researchers too.

Looking forward to your favour.

For further details and update visit www.ldcil.org

Thanking you.

With warm regards,

Announcement for Knowlege Sharing Event -2: Making of Electronic Dictionary

Department Of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Government of India
Manasagangotri, Mysore - 570 006

Linguistic Data Consortium for Indian Languages (LDC-IL)

Knowledge Sharing Event – 2

Making of Electronic Dictionary

February 23 - 25, 2010

Language technology work carried out in Indian languages till date,
including dictionaries, thesauri, wordnets, morphological analyzers and
generators, spell checkers, POS tagging, is primarily at the level of words.
Sentences show rich and varied structures and it is very important to be
able to analyze, capture and utilize the syntactic structure of natural
language sentences. Going beyond words and handling relevant linguistic
phenomena at the level of sentences is essential for advanced language
technology applications such as automatic translation, question-answering,
automatic summarization etc. A computational grammar must be so precise that
a computing machine can mechanically apply the grammar for parsing and

In this context, the challenge is to develop computational grammars that do
not require commonsense or world knowledge. Also, grammars meant for human
users normally talk only about irregular cases, exceptions etc., assuming
that the readers already know all the usual basic rules. Unlike this, a
computational grammar must be comprehensive and should include extensive and
thorough knowledge of all possible real-world grammatical sentences, both
simple and complex.

Developing computational grammars involve the following tasks and subtasks
which can be accomplished in phases:

Task 1:  POS tagging
Task 2:  Building Electronic Dictionary
Task 3:  Developing Morphological analyzer and generator
Task 4:  Semantic tagging
Task 5:  Building Chunker
Task 6:  Tree banking
Task 7:  Shallow and Deep parsing.

The LDC-IL, in this context is organising a series of events to bring
together researchers working in these areas, to share their knowledge with
other researchers. Each of the events in the series will focus on one aspect
of computational grammar at a time and thereby address issues related to
these themes.

With the technological advancement, digital dictionary (e-dictionary as well
as on-line and desktop dictionary) is emerging as a standard format of
dictionary dwindling the use of the traditionally valued paper dictionary.
Apart from the traditional look-up use for spelling, meaning and usage, the
digital dictionary has gained additional uses in the emerging domains of
language use like for spell checker, grammatical use, etc. In the newer
domains of language use and research, digital dictionary as well as other
digital lexicographical resources (DLR) like WordNet, thesarus, lexipedia,
glossary and lexicon (general as well as domain specific), etc. are of
immense value. They form a basis of various aspects of NLP. These DLR,
constructed either via automatic acquisition (i.e. scanning of the paper
dictionary or other resources) or hand-crafted, pose a challenge both
lexicographically as well as computationally.

The event aims to address these challenges as well as to share and explore
innovative developments in the field of digital lexicography. The event also
aims to provide an academic space to share and assess new methodologies, the
latest information, tools and techniques,  theories and technology in the
field of digital lexicography in the spirit of promoting the discipline as a
consolidated research area, and its wider application.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words (including references) mentioning the
title of the paper, author(s) name, institutional affiliation, and email
address should be submitted by the due date in *.rtf or *.pdf format to the
following email address:  ldc-samar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Important Dates

Last date for submitting the Abstract            :    20th November, 2009
Abstract acceptance notification                  :    5th December, 2009
Last date for submitting full length Papers     :    20th January, 2010

Minimal financial support for travel shall be provided to the authors of a
few selected papers.

More detailed information about the event can be found at:

Samar Sinha
Senior Lecturer cum Junior Research Officer
Linguistic Data Consortium for Indian Languages
Central Institute of Indian Languages
Manasagangothri, Mysore - 570 006

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