Workshop on NLP for Less Privileged Languages

January 11, 2008, IIIT, Hyderabad, India

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Friday, 11 January 2008

09:00-09:10 Opening Remarks: NLP for Less Privileged Languages: Where do we come from? Where are we going?
Anil Kumar Singh
Session 1  
09:10-09:40 Invited Talk: Building Language Resources: Ways to move forward
Anne David and Michael Maxwell
09:40-10:00 KUI: an ubiquitous tool for Collective Intelligence Development
Virach Sornlertlamvanich, Thatsanee Charoenporn, Kergrit Robkop and Hitoshi Isahara
10:00-10:20 Prototype Machine Translation System From Text-To-Indian Sign Language
Tirthankar Dasgupta, Sandipan Dandapat and Anupam Basu
10:20-11:00 Break
Session 2  
11:00-11:30 Invited Talk: Cross Language Resource Sharing
Virach Sornlertlamvanich
11:30-11:50 Joint Grammar Development by Linguists and Computer Scientists
Michael Maxwell and Anne David
11:50-12:10 Cross-Language Parser Adaptation between Related Languages
Daniel Zeman and Philip Resnik
12:10-12:30 SriShell Primo: A Predictive Sinhala Text Input System
Sandeva Goonetilleke, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Yuichi Itoh and Fumio Kishino
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Session 3  
14:00-14:30 Invited Talk: Breaking the Zipfian Barrier of NLP
Monojit Choudhury
14:30-15:30 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
15:30-16:00 Break
Session 4  
16:00-16:20 A Rule-based Syllable Segmentation of Myanmar Text
Zin Maung Maung and Yoshiki Mikami
16:20-16:40 Strategies for sustainable MT for Basque: incremental design, reus-ability, standardization and open-source
IƱ Alegria, Xabier Arregi, Xabier Artola, Arantza Diaz de Ilarraza, Gorka Labaka, Mikel Lersundi, Aingeru Mayor and Kepa Sarasola
16:40-17:00 Design of a Rule-based Stemmer for Natural Language Text in Bengali
Sandipan Sarkar and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
17:00-17:20 Finite State Solutions For Reduplication In Kinyarwanda Language
Jackson Muhirwe and Trond Trosterud
17:20-18:00 Closing Discussion
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