Prof Aravind K Joshi, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Title of the talk: THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN SENTENCE AND DISCOURSE: ANNOTATION OF DISCOURSE
CONNECTIVES AND THEIR ARGUMENTS.
We will discuss some issues concerning the transition from sentence to
discourse, in particular, those aspects of discourse structure that can be
modeled in almost the same way as the sentence structure. Discourse connectives
and their argument structures suggest a way of integrating this level of
discourse structure with sentence structure. We will examine the similarities
and differences between predicate argument structure at the sentence level and
the discourse connectives and their arguments at the discourse level. We will
also describe a project for annotating a corpus with discourse connectives and
Prof Gerard Huet, INRIA - Rocquencourt, France
Title of the talk: Towards Computational Processing of Sanskrit
The talk will present the current state of the art of computational
linguistics in the Sanskrit language. It will demonstrate a Sanskrit
tagger, and discuss its limitations and possible improvements.
It will discuss some on-going efforts at gathering comprehensive
Sanskrit lexicons and digital corpus, and preliminary attempts
at creating a reference tree-bank of common syntactic constructions.
It will conclude by discussing foreseeable progress towards a
Perseus-like Sanskrit Digital Library.
Prof Pushpak Bhattacharyya, IIT Bombay, India
Title of the talk: Interlingua Based Machine Translation- a perspective
Abstract: We present here some important developments in in the field of
machine translation that led to the interlingua based approach to MT.
After touching upon the criteria for choosing and designing an
interlingua we discuss the language divergence issues that pose problems
for interlingua based MT. In this context we present our work on
interlingua based MT involving English, Hindi and Marathi and discuss the
importance of lexical resources in this matter.