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2nd CFP for International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

Deadline: 10 May 2019


6th International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium (6th ISCLS)
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India — 721302
October 23-25, 2019
Website: https://iscls.github.io/
Convenor: Pawan Goyal, IIT Kharagpur

FULL papers are invited on original and unpublished research on various aspects of Computational Linguistics and Digital Humanities related to Sanskrit (Classical and Vedic), Prakrit, Pali, Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, etc.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: May 10th, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: July 5th, 2019
Camera Ready Version Due: July 25th, 2019

You are requested to submit your research paper using the EasyChair Submission Portal: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=6thiscls. The submissions should not exceed 20 pages, and will be reviewed by the program committee members, as listed below. To prepare your submission, please use the latex source files listed on the website, and follow the instructions provided there.

The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • * Shāstric Sanskrit texts and computation
    – Computer modeling and simulation of Paninian and other traditional grammars
    – Theories of Śābdabodha and Sanskrit computational processing
  • * Sanskrit Computational linguistics: with extensions to related ancient Indian languages (Vedic, Pali, Prakrits)
    – Digital lexicons, thesauri and wordnets
    – Computational phonology and morphology
    – Syntactic analysis
    – Prose order normalisation
    – Parsing
    – Structural semantics
    – Machine Translation
    – Automatic analysis of Sanskrit corpus
    – Machine Learning approaches to computational processing
    – Navya Nyāya technical language processing and semantic analysis
    – Information extraction
  • * Sanskrit digital libraries management:
    – Tools for acquisition & maintenance of Sanskrit digital corpus
    – Library crawlers or search tools in Sanskrit corpus
    – Incorporation of grammatical information in Sanskrit corpus
    – Automated tools for evaluation of Sanskrit poetry, e.g., meter recognition/verification, alaṃkāra identification, śleṣa analysis
    – Software tools for phylogenic studies, intertextuality management, establishment of critical editions, and other philological applications
    – OCR recognition of romanized Sanskrit as well as ancient Indian scripts
    – Digital cataloguing of manuscripts
    – Digital font creation, rendering of phonetic features, etc.
    – Encoding procedures and workflows
    – Presentation and transformation of TEI data
    – Named entity recognition
    – Collaborative annotation and editing
    – Alignment of text with images (including manuscripts)
    – User interface design
  • * Misc computer applications relevant to Sanskrit:
    – Software tools for teaching Sanskrit
    – Sanskrit speech recognition and synthesis
    – Social media applications for Sanskrit dissemination

Programme Committee:

  • Stefan Baums (University of Munich)
  • Laxmidhar Behera (IIT Kanpur)
  • Pawan Goyal (IIT Kharagpur)
  • Brendan Gillon (McGill University)
  • Olivier Hellwig (University of Zurich)
  • Gérard Huet (Inria Paris)
  • Amba Kulkarni (University of Hyderabad)
  • Malhar Kulkarni (IIT Bombay)
  • Pavan Kumar Satuluri (Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad)
  • Girish Nath Jha (JNU, Delhi)
  • Andrew Ollett (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)
  • Dhaval Patel (Ahmedabad)
  • Ganesh Ramakrishnan (IIT Bombay)
  • Peter Scharf (IIIT Hyderabad)
  • Srinivasa Varakhedi (KKSU, Ramtek)
  • K Varalakshmi (Osmania University, Hyderabad)

Web Chair: Amrith Krishna, IIT Kharagpur

Previous Editions: INRIA Paris Rocquencourt (2007), Brown University, USA (2008), University of Hyderabad, India (2009), JNU, Delhi, India (2010) and IIT Bombay (2013)

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